sister got to come to NYC for work for a couple of days last week and for less than the cost of her taxi ride from the airport to her hotel in Manhattan, I got a roundtrip bus ride from DC to New York. I do love the public transit out East. I am glad I didn't try to drive myself! Austin and I complain a lot about DC traffic, but it is really nothing compared to New York. Sure, our bus driver hit the toll booth but who's to blame him...that's a small hole for a big bus to fit through.
stumble upon (which is a great website btw) Magnolia Bakery. Missy got the banana pudding which had pieces of cake in it and big slices of banana - it was only a slightly better than the giant slice of coconut cake with meringue frosting that I ordered! Definitely made the whole trip worth it.