We spent last week in NYC with our kids. It was nothing short of incredible. The trip was carefully planned, because I tend to overanalyze such things, after too much research on where to stay, when to leave, what to see, and everything else. It was a surprise trip, given to them on Christmas morning. I lived in Manhattan almost 20 years ago for a brief and fun summer. It was an internship for American Express, down at the World Financial Center. I loved my job, and I loved the pace of the city.