Sunday, July 13, 2014

Little Bites Out Of The Big Apple!

This must be my year to travel. My handsome tequila guy and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary on June 17th and instead of taking a single long trip overseas, we decided to take several smaller trips this year. As most of you already know I'm married to the Tequila Tracker.  With that comes some fun perks. One of them is that I get to tag along with him on his tequila adventures.

When I heard he was going to New York City for a very special historical tequila event,  I'm pretty sure I had my bags packed and ready before he booked my ticket.  An interesting group, these tequila aficionados are. They are fun, informative, eclectic, and always warm and friendly. Though I usually tag along only to do my own thing while he stays for the informative parts, we always meet up in the evenings for the dinners.

This particular trip was special in that I got to visit with both local friends and out of town friends, all of which also came for the event.  I reunited with friends that I had met at past events.  I met a number of new people and also got to be part of a little tequila history.  While he spent Saturday at a luncheon tasting tequila, I ventured out to take a bite out of the Big Apple.

There's an old stereotype that everyone in New York City is always in a hurry and that they are rude and won't give you the time of day. I can honestly tell you that my experience was everything but that. Yes, New Yorkers are fast and busy getting to where they need to go. But every time I stopped someone to ask directions or just chat or smile, they reciprocated with a smile and a few kind words. Of course, I did not feel like I had enough time as we were there only for a short weekend, but I'm pretty certain we packed a lot in to those few days. 

Because we did so much, Rather than write my way through the trip, I thought it best to grab some photos and collage them by event, in chronological order. Please excuse the quality of photos as most of them were taken with my phone. There was serious walking, shopping, and eating to be had, so the extra burden of a big camera was not an option.

So many glorious moments happened this weekend in New York and spending it with the love of my life was pretty special for both of us.  With all we packed in, there was still so much we did not get to see or do.  But no worries! We are already talking about coming back for another bite of this apple... I'm Jus' Sayin'!