Then we stopped by TpT headquarters. Which is in a big office building shared with others. And, just for the record, if you’re stopping by, I am warning you that there is a security guard in this big building. And he won’t let you up. But he’ll call someone for you and then have them come down and get you if you know someone that he should call.
I was drawing a blank about who might be working in the office and I couldn’t remember any names except for Amy, the Director of Seller Happiness (I don’t think the security guard believed that) and I’m pretty sure his gun (at least I think he had a gun) was making me gun-shy. I couldn’t remember anyone’s name! I kept saying but I took a picture with the CEO in Vegas, he’s super important, what’s his name? or she’s in charge of social media, she’s blonde, super cute . . . what’s her name??? Steve, Kerry, and Robert had no clue. I mean, really.
I went on Instagram and stalked TpT’s account to get a few names to throw around and then the next thing I knew, Jodi, Elliot, and Sam were downstairs greeting me, ready to take me on a tour.
That’s right, Mr. Big Man Security Guard.
All of that is to say . . . if you’re going to be in New York, let TpT know ahead of time because then you won’t look like a ding dong and you’ll avoid sweating and hurting your brain.
Everyone at TpT was super sweet and it was a great experience! I felt bad though because it was the end of the day on Friday and I’m sure they wished I would leave. Or maybe that’s just how I feel about the end of the day on a Friday at school . . . 😉
Next, we went to a delicious dinner at Davio’s. It’s an Italian steakhouse and it was to die for. The service was unbelievable. They kept bringing us FREE FOOD that we didn’t order. We laughed and talked and laughed and talked and ate and talked and said we have to do this every summer. I hope we can!
Jennifer Reynolds says
NYC is one of my favorite cities! Bless you for being such a trooper with your kidney stone and continuing your Big Apple tour! And you are right about the 9/11 memorial. There are no words that can describe it, There are no pictures that should be taken. It just deserves reverence, silence, and respect. May your new school year get off to a great start! You deserve it!
Stories and Songs in Second
Do you know I was born there and lived there most of my life?! Central Park was where we played after school. When I was looking at that picture of you with Kerry, I kept thinking about how annoying it must be for people to say, "Who is older?" "We are twins." "Really?!" I get "Are you and Matthew identical twins?" "Um, no, that's impossible." My kids don't come until Sept 1, so I still feel safe, but it's kind of delusional too.
I only live about 3 hours from New York City, and I haven't been in about 23 years. One of these days, I keep telling myself. I'd need to go with someone who feels comfortable navigating. I don't! Have a wonderful first week with kids. Praying you feel completely well really soon.
Laughter and Consistency
Reading Coach Rebecca says
I love NYC! However, I haven't been to NYC since they built the 9/11 memorial, when I went there was just a staircase from one of the towers left in the spot and I agree that you should visit if possible, it's a very humbling experience!
Hope you're feeling better before Tuesday!
Adventures of an unlikely Teacher says
I love NYC too! My favorite part of your trip was the Hell's Kitchen tour but that's just because I love food. I've seen Chicago there also and it was great. I loved it! Ouch for the kidney stone! Hope you get all of your to-dos done before Tuesday. We start the week after next.