It's beautiful. The word beautiful doesn't even do it justice. So historical, so eclectic, and not to mention it's right on the ocean so even the downtown area smells like salt water! Lovely.
Although John is more adaptable than I, I would say that we are both warm weather people due to our southern roots. The smell of the beach and the warm ocean are are somewhat nostalgic. How can you not love it?
So overall would I recommend you paying this precious town a visit? Absolutely. Go now. Book your flight. Land in heaven and enjoy.
Next up, with a HUGE change of pace, is New York! New York!
I mean really, how can you not get excited about this city of lights?
There's just something about Times Square, as crowded, noisy, sometimes smelly and cold it may be, it lights a fire in your veins. Makes you imagine what life would be like if you lived there. If you auditioned for Broadway and made it. If you spent every night on a stage with hot white lights shining in your eyes. It's a dream.
We tried our best to fit in... Maybe if we look casual and cool with a "we know what we're doing" attitude they won't notice the excessive amount of pictures that we're taking, the childlike oooos and ahhhs, or the pauses before running out in front of crazy taxi drivers hoping to give us a little scare (maybe even a little brush with the bumper) and they'll just think we belong.
Food isn't cheap, that's for sure, but one cheap culinary pleasure? PIZZA. If you know me at all, you know that I love pizza. Like... A LOT. As in.... last dying meal love! So of course we had to go to Luigi's in Little Italy for what I CONSIDER to be the best pizza in town!
Speaking of towns... Chinatown? Well.... our brisk walk through the streets, ignoring the "Hand bag? Hand bag? Rolex? Rolex?" whispers in our ears, was quite enough...
Highlight of the trip? I must say in my hour of longing for a delicious dessert that it was the Lollipop Tree! OMG. David Burke Kitchen, you got this one right my friend! I mean really?? A tree made of assorted flavors of cheesecake lollipop's? I can't think of anything more appealing at this moment in time... My mouth is actually watering as much as my 150lb great dane's right now...
So anyway... before I head off to eat the very last white chocolate covered Oreo in our house, pretending that is is more like a 5 star restaurant's dessert, I'll leave you with this...
Travel. As much as possible. Wherever, whenever you can. Life is TOO SHORT to stay put!
"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."
Peace, love, and happy travels!