Thursday, August 30, 2012

My & Bubs

**This post is dedicated to Charity & Kristen - since they have both asked for it.

After my trip to NYC to visit Cam, I headed to Atlanta/Athens to visit my family to keep me occupied while he was away. This post may be picture over load, mainly because these two boys are too sweet for words. The first half of my visit I stayed with my sister is Athens since both my parents work during the day, and spent a long weekend in Woodstock before heading back to Dallas. Charity has some of the best neighbors, and we joke that she lives in Pleasantville. One of her neighbors, Kristen, has a little boy, Myles, that is 6 weeks younger than Myers and they are the funniest little boys together. I loved spending every second with these boys. 

sorry Bubs, I really don't know why you're so blurry in the picture

Thursday, August 23, 2012

NYC - 3

Friday night we decided to go to Times Square and see the lights at night time. So many people and so many lights. One thing we can check off our list of places we've seen. 


apparently we aren't as hard to find as I thought we were - both our moms found us right off the bat. 

eh - I have a thing for lego Hulks. 

Monday, August 20, 2012


After New York City, I flew to Georgia to spend a week with my family. Plus I got to give lots of loving to my sweet little MyMy.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

NYC - 2

Cameron luckily has weekends free from training so we were able to spend all of Saturday exploring the city. We started the day off with walking to the South Street Seaport, and got tickets to go see Phantom of the Opera on Broadway for that evening. The streets around the area was flooded with street vendors, small markets, and tons and tons of people. We spent a good portion of the morning just walking the streets and seeing some sites. It is so hot in New York walking in between all the buildings  so we went back to our room to cool off and rest up before we went to see the show. 

For dinner we had a delicious hamburger from the Shake Shack - seriously so yummy. Their special custard of the day was Salted Caramel - one of mine and Cameron's favorite flavors. I highly recommend this place if you're ever in the area. The Shake Shack was literally right across the street from the Majestic Theatre where we went to see Phantom of the Opera. This was my second time seeing this show on Broadway, but Cameron's first. And it was even better than I remembered. Incredible. Beautiful. Fantastic. Ah - not enough adjectives to describe it really, it's definitely something to experience if you ever get the chance. After the show ended we decided to head up to Times Square and see the lights at night time. It's unreal how bright that area is at 11 at night. Wow. We then headed to see a comedy show not far from Times Square. Overall it was a pretty good show, minus the last two comedians and the two Jersey girls next to us. The accents here are just awful. Nails on the chalkboard. We left the show midway through the last comedian, and spent an hour on the subway, and finally got back around 2:30 in the morning. Totally unlike us. 

A few things I've noticed about this city: 

  • The accents - Jersey, Brooklyn, New York - awful. They're driving me nuts. 
  • People don't serve ice in their drinks like they do in the south. The drinks aren't nearly as cold here as they're served in the south. Cam & I both LOVE our drinks cold cold cold. 
  • Also, they air conditioning in the shops aren't as well as they are in the south. This city is way too hot with all the concrete for the A/C's not to be crankin' on high. 
  • I am such a southern girl and I love the south, the manners, accents, and the service. I already knew this, but coming to the north always reaffirms this for me. 
  • This city really is a fun place to experience and to visit. There are a ton of things to do and to see. But I am thankful I don't live here full time. 

Friday, August 3, 2012

NYC - Day 1

Cameron has a 3 week training program in New York City for his new job. He will be working with RBC (Royal Bank of Canada) Capital Markets in their Dallas office. So now I have the opportunity to visit him for a few days and explore the city with him this weekend. Next week I'll be off to Georgia to visit my family for a week. I gotta do something while he's gone so I don't go stir crazy - no better way to spend it than traveling.

I arrived in NYC yesterday after 12 hours of traveling. I left the apartment at 4:20 am with a short 10 minute taxi ride to Dallas Love Field. I flew to Baltimore with a nice long 3 hour layover before my final hour long flight to the city. I had the opportunity to sit next to a sailor who was escorting one of his men home after giving his life for our country's freedom. It was one of the hardest and powerful conversations that I have ever had with a perfect stranger. My heart was aching hearing about the fallen sailor's life - he was only 24 years old. His mother died a few years ago from cancer so his father is his only living family left. As we landed, the first thing I saw from the window was several police cars, a hearse, and several men and women dressed in their sailor white uniforms. The flight attendant asked everyone to remain in their seats as the sailor next to me and the pilot walked off the plane to escort the casket. It was truly moving and a beautiful experience to witness. Truly put things into perspective.

After unloading and getting my luggage I then took a taxi ride to the hotel that Cameron is staying. Our view from our room is over looking Ground Zero. The site is unbelievable. They are building two new towers that are a site to see. Just beautiful. And the memorial is incredible. We can see the site from our room, and seeing people flooding in all day long to see for themselves. Cameron and I were talking last night as we were walking the streets around the site about 9/11 and just trying to imagine what it would have been like to be here on that day. In one of his training sessions yesterday somebody told him that on 9/11 part of the plane's wings hit the RBC building.

We spent last night walking through the financial district, and walking down Wall Street which Cameron loved being able to see. He is so thrilled to be working with RBC and is so excited for this next step in his career.

I had literally just gotten out of the taxi after traveling for 12 hours and thrilled to see Cameron

Walking to go see the Statue of Liberty 

there are a ton of random little gardens like this around the city that we've seen

one of the new towers they are building. Cameron is in the building directly to the left and our hotel is the one on the right.

our hotel

Just ignore the lady hanging on the horns - no biggie