Our five year adventure in Doha, Qatar ended June 1, 2012, but the memories will always remain. It's back to Texas where I have decided...Qatar isn't cornering the market on "quirky", as I once believed. Thanks for opening my eyes to the world, Doha!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Frank Knows Best

As David and I were talking to a couple of our Canadian friends, I realized how limited our travels within our own country have been. I was amazed at all the places our friends had been... from New York, to Missouri, to Arizona, and beyond. Is there anything beyond Arizona? Anyway, I had to remind myself that we've been saddled with four kids for all of our married life and had not had the opportunity (or the money) to be trekking across the good ole' US of A. Keep in mind, that was a good saddled down with oodles of sporting, school, and family events that garnered all of our free time. Now that we've been freed up a bit, I'm thinking it's high time we started our USA tour. What better place to start than New York? So right now, right here, I'm inviting our daughters to a "girls only" New York trip. The Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Central Park and Broadway are just a few of the icons that we've never witnessed. How unAmerican can we get? Sorry, Dave, Dustin, and Shea...you need not apply. I picked the Big Apple since it is a place that David has so often espoused that he has absolutely no desire to visit, so there should be no complaints from him. My plan, if accepted is to stay in Texas for a few weeks after David returns to Doha from our summer visit and declare ROAD TRIP!!! Ok, let's make that an "air" trip. What say you,girls?! Woohoo!

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  1. umm...yep....i accept your invitation :) NEW YORK! here we come!

  2. If Kristi doesn't want to go, I'll go in her place. ;-)

  3. kristi Knox4/23/09, 8:23 AM

    sorry fran, i'm totally down!

  4. Hey, that sounds great. Why don't you ask your Mom to join you? Can't you just hear her answer. lol

    Aunt Marge

  5. Hmm...you make a good point, Aunt Marge. If I invite her, she'll refuse, but might help foot the bill! Wouldn't mom be a hoot in NY? I'd take her in a New York minute :)

    Kristi...I thought I was going to have to take Fran up on her offer! Can't wait, girls!

  6. I was wondering how long it was going to take Kristi to comment. Made me wonder for a minute if she was reading your blog. lol Y'all will have a blast.

  7. As a former NYer (soon-to-be-Doha resident), I can tell you that you won't be disappointed. My husband is from Europe, where they tend to look down on American cities and destinations. Well, he now says NY is his favorite city on earth, and we've lived on several continents.

    You guys will love it!

    Don't miss: Dylan's Candy Bar, Times Square at night, either Lion King or Wicked on Broadway, karaoke in Chinatown, Top of the Rock at night -- the best view of the whole city, way better than top of the Empire State, biking or walking over the Brookyn Bridge, everything in Central Park, a walk-through of Tiffany's (so much beautiful jewelry), jazz at Small's in the village, cupcakes at Magnolia's Bakery, pedicures, Ellis Island museum, and 5th Ave. shopping, drinks at the Waverly Inn where all the celebs dine, and while there you You can stop to take a picture on Carrie's front stoop from Sex in the City on W 10th street or walk around the corner to her real house on Charles St.

    Have fun. Gosh, I miss NY now...

  8. Wow, Alexis! You have me pumped up. We will definitely bring your tips with us. Thanks so much for dropping in. Are you really Doha bound?? Email me with ANY questions you have. I would love to help with any concerns you might have. Keep in touch!


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