Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Sailing the Seven Seas to Celebrate Hamilton and Eliza!

A few weeks ago, I hopped down to the city to play with Hamilton and Eliza.  Those cheeky little monkeys managed to take the entire month of August to celebrate their first wedding anniversary, and this weekend was the final toast.  I wasn't originally planning to go, but am so happy plans were changed.  It was a quick but perfect weekend.

Starting with my train ride.  My train was running late, so I changed my ticket, and ended up getting to Penn Station just a few minutes late.  But the kicker, that pleases me to no end, was having both seats to myself on the river side.

If you're unfamiliar with New York, the train from Upstate to Downstate and the city runs parallel to the Hudson River.  And on a nice day, it's a stunning view.  As long as you are on the river side.  It's a rather dull and boring view on the non river side.  Score one for Preppy for lounging on the river side!  I'm a total Gidget the Fidget on long rides {and by long, this ride is under three imagine how fun it was to sit next to me when I flew to Hawaii} so it was nice to not have someone next to me.  Little things, my friends.  Always the little things!

Also, I gave in and ordered bigger jeans.  I have been so stressed this year about not fitting into my clothing that it's actually making matters worse for me.  I'll talk more on this later but right now, let's all admire how much better I look in jeans that fit.  

Hello, Hamilton, you adorable little human!  This doll face and her wife are the most precious friends and gracious hostesses.  I'd be lost without a daily rapid fire text sesh with Hamilton!  And she'd be lost without me forcing her to take selfies.  We all win in the end!

These two spent an entire month celebrating their first wedding anniversary.  I personally think that sets the bar impossibly high for all future anniversaries.  But if you can't celebrate love on a few continents, what's the point?  Amiright?  There's always room for more love, more celebrations, more champagne, and in my most un humble opinion, more pie.  I really love pie.  But I digress...

All of their friends came out to take a little cruise on the Hudson River.  And holy smokes was it the most perfect day!  The weather showed up and showed off.  Sunshine, check.  Not too hot but not too cold, check.  Calm waters, check.  Blue skies, check.  Great company, check, check, check!

Happy first of many anniversaries, Hamilton and Eliza!

Hey girl, hey...keep standing...okay?  

I'm not sure I could ever live in this city.  I'd be lost without proximity to green space and my garden.  But goodness she looks stunning from the river!

After the cruise, the large group of friends moved the celebration from the dock to a bar down the way and eventually to the most magical little spot for dinner.  But what's strange is that I never stopped rocking.  I felt fine on the boat but when I got off, I felt like I was still on the boat.  

A few other people said they felt the same so I ignored it.  But I couldn't shake the rocking feeling.  I quickly abandoned alcohol and guzzled water all night.  I thought maybe I was just dehydrated or tired or something.  At dinner, rocking.  Back at their apartment, rocking.  Going to bed, rocking.  The next morning, rocking.  Two weeks later as I am typing this, I am still rocking!  

So here's what I've figured out so far.  Other motion replaces the rocking.  So when I am driving or walking or cooking dinner or in a train or gardening or anything else that creates motion in my body, I am fine.  But when I am still, I rock.  I'm getting used to it though so I guess that's good??  It's very strange and I am ready for this weird side effect to come to an end.  Enough with the rocking!

That said, it was the perfect day with amazing new friends!  And it all ended far too quickly the next morning.  Why does Sunday morning come so quickly on great weekends?

I'm so incredibly grateful to have these dear friends in my life and all of the new friends I met that weekend!  I'm still on a happy high from all the great conversations and giggles that bubbled up over those two days.  And I can't wait to do it all again in a few short weeks!



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