The highlight of that day was touring the Harlequin offices and meeting the editorial staff for Love Inspired. From left to right, Elizabeth Mazer, Rachel Burkott, Tina James, Melissa Endlich, Kim Watters, and Emily Rodmell (my editor). They rolled out the red carpet and really made me feel a part of the Harlequin family. It's nice to be able to put a face with a name, and I admit that I'm not so intimidated when I call Emily now because I've finally met her.
We also stopped by the 9-11 site as it is just a few blocks away from the offices. Even being there, it was hard to imagine what happened that day, and bringing it closer to home. After about an hour, we were a little depressed and had to leave because it was so over whelming.
Our final stop of the day was at Times Square. Having only seen it on television and in the movies, it is very bright with all the lights and very crowded. I did find a couple of souvenirs for my kids and then with aching, tired feet, we headed back to the bus depot--another interesting site--and headed back to the nice, quiet suburbs.
Would I go again? Absolutely. It's a trip I won't forget any time soon. Until next time.....