What a wonderful time. I'll post-date some posts on what we did but I wanted to get some thoughts down now.
E and I got along great. She really knows her way around NYC since she has two brothers who have lived there for 20 years or so and she has been visiting them. It was great to be able to let her show me the ropes. We also traveled very well together. Of course, it was pretty easy this time since so much was familiar to her and we had events planned for most of the nights. It may have been much harder if we would have had to decide where to eat all the nights. We are also both pretty easy going and we able to go with the flow.
I also got to see a very different side of NYC than the average tourist because we stayed with family and friends. It was great to be able to stay at the different areas of NYC, the upper West side, Soho and East Village. So much less personal than a hotel room. It also helped me to get a good feeling for the energy of Manahattan. So much is happening all the time.
G did very well. He really appreciated having the prepared meals. Now I have to make enchiladas again because he loved them so much. That is what is on tap for dinner tonight. I might make a few up in advance and put them in the freezer so he can have them and I can have something else. They are too much fat for me to eat that often.