3 days in New York. It's not a lot of time, and when you've got five people with different lists of things they want to see, you're going to need to make some compromises. We decided that we'd formulate a plan by letting everybody pick the top thing on their agenda, and making sure that we worked it in. This led to a very traditional list of things to do in New York: A Broadway play, the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Grand Central Station, and of course....Carlo's Bake Shop.
Yeah, it wouldn't have been at the top of my list either, but for my daughter, this was the pinnacle of her New York experience. She's a big fan of the show Cake Boss, so when she found out that we'd be staying a single subway stop away from the bakery, it became a must see. Oddly, she promised me that we didn't need to actually go in to the store, which seemed silly to me. I mean, it doesn't take a whole lot to talk me into going to a bakery. I couldn't envision going to the trouble of traveling to one and not ending up with at least something tasty to eat.
Until I saw the line. Two blocks down the street, and it wasn't moving very fast. Actually it wasn't moving at all. We spent about 15 minutes in front of the store, and I only saw three people get let in. I've never been so glad to not go into a bakery in my life. Still, it's kind of mean to make me sit in front of a store full of cakes and cookies and not let me have any, so as soon as we got off the subway at the next stop...
This post is a part of Photo Friday at Delicious Baby and Friday Daydreamin at R We There Yet Mom. If you didn't get here from one of those sites, you should really go check them out. There's people there who should have their own bakery and reality show, mainly because they could cut me to the front of the line.