Monday, November 30, 2009

New York City

I am on an 85 person charter bus traveling to our work training center, and this drive turned into a nasty commute. I landed this afternoon and waited forever at baggage claim. I got nervous that I was going to be borrowing business casual clothes from a friend all week, but thankfully it finally arrived. After filling the bus, we were on our way to fight rush hour traffic. It was unbelievable, and the bigger shock was the $8 tolls . We went through NINE tolls, and I am just curious how people afford to drive around town, let alone live here.

So, I thought I would reminisce on my favorite restaurants this past week on the drive. I know I talk about eating at my favorites places while I am home, A LOT, but this trip proved that it was eventful once again before getting out of dodge and heading to NYC. I ate Chick-Fil-A, Taco Bueno (wish I had a meal that wasn't already planned because I would have loved it again), Dickey's BBQ, La Madeline, and had Sprinkles cupcakes, too! Yummy!!!!!

I am thrilled I ate enough food this past week to tide me over through the week because the food here is rough. Unfortunately, the food isn't anything to write home about when feeding thousands. Total bummer.

I landed almost three hours ago and just now finally getting to our hotel. I wouldn't be able to survive in NYC. Over and Out!

39 comments:

short southern momma said...

hey girl! Sounds like a rough day. Only been to NYC once and it rained the whole time. Hope your having a nice night. XOXO

The Wife said...

Hope it gets better! Be careful!

OceanDreams said...

Hope it gets better love, NYC is hard to keep up with, with all of the bustle and activity!

Kelly@Keeping up with Kelly said...

Hope your night and week gets better

I wish I am in NYC!!!!

Jen said...

Aww hope NYC gets better!

Cary Dale Taylor said...

La Madeline Grilled Chicken Caesar salad is the BEST!!!! Have fun in the Big Apple!

Teresa said...

Kelsey Girl...you just crack me up! Love how you tell it just like it is!
You know I do love me some Chick fil A and Dickey's Barbeque...well that just sounds so Texas!!
Did you squeeze in any CrossFit during all of that fun holiday eating? I just returned from a 4 1/2 mile run with Doogan...my running buddy!
I know you will be delighted when you return back to SEATTLE!
We'll be waiting for your Sunshine!
XXOOXX
I wouldn't survive NYC either!

Mrs. Potts said...

Chick-fil-A - YUM!
They really do have the best chicken sandwich ever & I like mine with extra pickles. :)

La Madeline is something we don't have here, but I miss it.

MCW said...

I would show you the ropes in NYC! Promise!

Brown Girl said...

What the heck, I thought tolls here were expensive, wow! I could never live there either, I'm poor enough, ha!

Courtney said...

Blah, I'm not a NYC fan myself! hope it gets much much better there!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Wow, what a day you had! Hope tomorrow is better!

Marian said...

Every time I travel for work, I always get nervous that my checked bag will get lost and I'll have to wear the same clothes the entire time. Hope it goes by fast!!

cococo

stepfabulous said...

I love, love, love NYC. Your experience isn't the best way to "experience" NYC. I love the noise, the lights, the bustle and ugh, I love the FOOD! I hope you get out on your own a little bit while you're there!

Pink Lace and Cupcakes said...

Ugh! I hope your day gets better!

Raining Pearls said...

You are too cute!

Practically Perfect... said...

Yeah, the tolls on the East Coast can be rough. When we moved back from Boston, I told my husband to make sure we had $40 in cash for tolls. He didn't believe that we would need that much but took it out, anyway. We had $12 left over after paying all of the tolls!

Risley and Dylan said...

I hope it gets better!! and if it does, let me know! I'm going next month..

Raining Pearls said...

You are too cute!

Love Lace said...

$8 Tolls!!! That's crazy!!! Hope the rest of your trip is a little less stressful!

Carol said...

$8 tolls - yikes! Hope the trip is a good one!

Treacle said...

I'm a transplant from the South to the Seattle too! Love your blog. :-)

Alyson said...

Hope your trip gets better-I wish I was in NYC, but only for the shopping-ha!

Jane said...

That sounds like a lonnnnng day. Hopefully your hotel bed is nice and comfy!

Emma said...

Hope tomorrow is better :) Looks like you had a great Thanksgiving! XOXO

krislyn. said...

Sprinkles is incredibly delicious!! Hope you are able to find time to take in NYC all decorated for Christmas!

Candice Pair said...

have fun!! as soon as i win the lottery, i plan to buy a brownstone in the village and go up there on the weekends just to shop. clinton wants a hundreds of acres in the middle of montana. sounds like we have a problem!

Neha said...

the food sounds yumm...have fun and have a safe trip1

Laura and Ryan said...

Ohhh sounds rough. Hope things get better! :)

Llama said...

Luckily I live right outside of the city and not IN THE CITY...bc it is tough! It is wonderful to visit and fun to go out at night...but i love coming home...its just too busy for me! Hope you are well!

Dana said...

New York is beautiful around Christmas time, Enjoy!

Mallory said...

i would seriously have a panic attack if i was on a bus with 85 people for ANY period of time! and even though i LOVE NYC, everything there is so expensive! i could never live there either. hope it gets better for you!

Risa said...

Ugh don't you hate traveling sometimes. When we visited Boston, I yearned for a car to take me to the gym to work out. Oh and a drive through too :-)

We used to have Taco Bueno but no more. I can't believe you have La Madeline in Dallas- the ones in Scottsdale closed:-(. My favorite place is Jack in the Box. I always fill up on tacos when I'm home in AZ or anywhere that has JITB. Or good mexican food, can't get enough of that.

katie + bret said...

BUENO!! Oh my goodness, FAVORITE!!! We don't have one in College Station. I keep telling Bret we should open one just so I can eat there all the time! HA!

Jennie said...

LOVE your blog, I just started one soo Im getting so many cute ideas! :)

Annie said...

i hope your trip gets better hun! i can't believe those toll prices, crazy!
try to enjoy the rest of your time there sweets!

Erin said...

Hey! Where did you get your boots in your Thanksgiving recap? I LOVE them and think I might need myself a pair too!! :)

Southern Cinderella said...

I just came across your blog and became a follower! It's so cute!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

wow, that sounds like an adventure just getting into the city! Have a great time!

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