The ceremony in Boston was on Wednesday, September 22. On Thursday, Chuck, Beth, Sharaya, Ally and I drove down to New York. We dropped the three of them off at the ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Chuck and I headed on to the hotel.
After a little while Beth sent me the photo below and then texted, "What hotel are you and Dad are in now mothera" I could tell she was a little nervous. She was having fun with her sister and niece and she knew she was safe but she was in an unfamiliar place and didn't know where we were... I told her the name of the hotel and then, "You, Sharaya and Ally are on your way here now. We'll see you in a few minutes!" Her response, "Okay!"
We were on the 47th floor of the Millennium Hotel on 44th Street, just one block from Times Square! I don't know if you've had a chance to visit New York and see Times Square but it really is electric. The place is just alive with excitement and lights and movement!
For our Anniversary this year, the girls had made reservations for us at Wolfgang's Steak House, and bought tickets for us to see a Broadway show! Something I've always wanted to do! We saw Come From Away, a play about September 11 when all flights were grounded and 38 planes landed in Gander, Newfoundland. The town of 9,000 people took in 7,000 stranded passengers from around the world. The story is truly phenomenal. And the play is about loving those who are different than you. I highly recommend you check it out, there are clips on YouTube, articles about the people of Gander... it's very inspirational!
This was the view from our hotel ~