This morning my mother and I caught an early flight from Vancouver to New York to surprise our friend Elia. It was her 50th birthday and this trip had been in the works by her husband for over two years. I had been to New York when I was 16, but this was the first time my mother would be visiting.
We arrived around 5:00pm and were picked up by her husband Charlies and daughter Sara and we immediatly left for their home in the Bronx, hoping to get there before she came home from work. We literally walked in the door about 5 minutes before she did! She was beyond shocked to see us! We enjoyed some take out pizza from a local place and called it a night.
Tomorrow we will be heading into Manhatten to check into our hotel, see where Elia works and check out some of the local tourist places.
From a very young age I have always loved to go on vacation. Originally, it was something I loved because it was the only time when it was just me and my family together for an entire week or two. Eventually, it turned into a love of seeing new places, cultures and of course, getting some relaxation. I hope you enjoy little snippets of my journeys.... full info