Five Days in The Big City

Multiple times during our marriage counseling, Slade and I heard how important it was to be intentional about our time spent together – especially since Quality Time is both of our love languages – and especially since being an adult supposedly means that life is required to pull you in a minimum of two million different directions in every passing 24 hours.

One therapist put it simply, “Shoot for one night a week, one weekend every quarter, and one week every year.” So, cheers to our quarterly (long)weekend spent visiting our friends in New York City, because 5 months of marriage flew by and the extra 2 days make up for being late on our first quarter, right?

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We had the best time in the city! We ate a shameful amount of pizza and bagels and carbs and carbs and more carbs, all while knocking out all the touristy things like the 9/11 Memorial, Central Park, Trinity Church, and The Museum of Natural History! We experienced authentic Brooklyn-living (in the cutest apartment with a rooftop view that we have no words for), AND had the hookup with our host who let us poke around the BuzzFeed office (the PR major in me was squealing).

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We drank our way through the city like locals (because we were with the best locals in the land), and we talked, walked, and window-shopped around Manhattan until we dropped. Slade even mastered the train system while I blindly followed his lead the entire time we were there!

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We did a lot; Our Five Days in the Big City were just what we needed! And now that we’re back in good ol’ Tennessee, it’s time to take a breather before our next more-extended-and-semi-permanent-northern-adventure… but more to come on that later!

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