a surprise christmas gift

This year for Christmas, Al surprise me with one last minute gift--a large wrapped box that opened to a QR code (technology age, yall) that led to this:

We decided to plan the trip for our one-year anniversary ... so the night before, we scrambled around trying to get our act together before our 8am flight the next morning. One of the greatest resources we had while planning the trip was a Manhattan book of city secrets. It broke down the different areas of town into everything you need to do that's off the beaten trail.

Note to self when planning next trip to the big city: substitute comfort for cute in the 'ole shoe dept. Rookie mistake.