I was lucky enough to have this entire week off of work, which meant I could come home for nine uninterrupted days to relax and spend the holidays with my family.
Then my bestie, Molly, who lives in Minneapolis and whom I never get to see, was going to be in New York for less than 48 hours, right in the middle of my week off.
Without even thinking I booked a two-day trip back to New York to see her.
|Molly and me|
|Delicious Korean BBQ feast|
Visiting the new Fulton Fish market in the Bronx, having dinner in Harlem, getting Korean BBQ.
Generally painting the town red.
|Beautiful sisters, Eliza and Molly|
Wednesday morning it was snowing lightly, but that quickly turned to clumps of slush careening from the sky, accelerated by violent winds and a bitter, bitter cold.
We could have given up and sat around my apartment lazily, bemoaning the inclement weather.
But we didn't.
Besides wisely canceling our foray into the Bronx world of late-night fish dealing (we took a raincheck for warmer weather) we did everything we'd set out to do.
|Red Rooster in the rain|
We even added impromptu drinks in midtown with a grad school friend of mine.
Our parents thought we were crazy for running off on Christmas day to see each other in New York for such a short time, but that's just what Molly and I do. And now we get to add Eliza to our fun tradition!
|Eliza and me and a bottle of Cava :)|
Some people have fair weather friends; I have friends who turn up even in the foulest of weather.