Hope everyone's year is off to a good start! My crazy son asked if we could spend New Year's Eve in Times Square, NYC. My initial reaction was "NO WAY, WHAT ARE YOU INSANE?"
But after much politicking, he talked me into it and a hotel was booked.
I was so stressed out the night before NYE (in anticipation of the craziness - crowds, pushing, possible protesters etc.) I broke out in hives again :/ I just do not handle stress well lately.
We headed to NYC at about 10:00 in the morning, meandered around and saw some nice sights, such as the windows in Lord & Taylor, Empire State Building and Two Brothers Pizza ;-)
At 1:00 pm we headed to the square. It was already packed with people. We managed to squeeze in after going for what we knew would be our last pee of the day - Thank you TGIF for permitting us to use the bathroom :)
We were barricaded in and had an EXCELLENT spot right near the stage where T Swift would be performing. It was all going according to plan, until the cops came to move everyone away from the stage and back out of the barricades for screening. One cop told us to head to the M&M Store and that he would let us all back in the area where we were. Liar >:-(
Long story short, we got moved up two full blocks, to where we could barely even see the stage :(
It took hours and lots of being pushed to get through security...
We finally had our spot so we sat down a bit on the sit-upons I am glad I thought to pack...