It was a grey and cloudy day - hell no, it was icy cold and raining!! It all began with an email a week earlier, then a posting on facebook about Jon's coming to NYC for 9 days for work! OMG! He didn't know if he would have time to come 'home' so we decided that we had to go spend the weekend with him. No matter the weather - no matter the ice, rain, slush -no matter that it was New York City - our boy was going to be a few hours away and NOTHING would stop our going to spend time with him. Not to auspiciously, there could have been something that stopped us - like a big fall on the ice for PhotoSchmoozer right at the bottom of our steps. I just laid there and screamed out loud - NO WAY - pain go away - nothing is going to stop us! And nothing did. We journeyed to find the NJ Transit station at Hamilton (thanks friend Mimi) and were totally overwhelmed by the cost. It looked like $15 for each of us each way - so $60 total. Then we looked closer and discovered that age has privilege - the round trip cost us $27 as senior citizens!!! Once I figured out the ticket machine, we were on our way. Won't go into all of the details except to say that we packed a LOT of NYC, cab rides and food into our time together. This picture is in Times Square - typical tourist right! Have you ever seen a giant M & M Store or the Toys R Us Flagship store?! Overwhelm with lights and people. One comment from Jon - he knows he prefers Tokyo to NYC - they are both some of the largest cities in the world, but there is a difference in the Japanese temperament- and he was more than ready to go home!! For us - lots of gratitude for the person who is our son - gratitude for our energy to travel to spend the weekend - gratitude for the love and caring that we share. Gratitude - such a wonderful feeling!