Relative was visiting

A young male relative visited me last month.  I have always gotten along with him, but was worried that I would bore him out of his mind since he is a young adult with different interests.  Instead, he had a big blast as much as I did.

It was his first time in the US, so I took him all over DC metro area where we even rode Segways, something I have wanted to do for a long time.  I took him to NYC where we walked on the Brooklyn Bridge, toured the Statue of Liberty (another thing I have long wanted to do) and visited ground zero new developments among other tourist things.

Young man did not have any places except for a couple that he was interested in, so he did what I said we do.  However – and this is a big however – he was interested in tasting new foods that he had seen on TV shows like Anthony Bourdain’s.  First up was Ben’s Chilli bowl, a place I had never been interested in.  We went to the H street place, and I enjoyed the food so much that I took young man to the Arlington one as well where I ordered a hot chilli dog and a chilli burger for one meal.  Delicious!  In NYC, he had Korean food which was to die for, Philly cheesesteak (it was so-so) and the New York cheesecake which was out of this world.

It was fun to bond with young man and see the States through his eyes.  It was also nice to hear him speak as an adult and not as a boy.  One thing that touched me, though, was that he said the highlight of his visit for him was talking about a beloved who passed on a few years ago.  He said it helped him heal.  I enjoyed that part of the visit as well.

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tiny
    Aug 06, 2018 @ 17:36:52

    Sounds like you had a wonderful time!

    Reply

  2. allysoally
    Aug 01, 2018 @ 12:35:41

    What a lovely story! 🙂

    Reply

  3. Jill Weatherholt
    Jul 28, 2018 @ 11:17:39

    I remember when I lived in the DC area it was always fun to show company the sites. It sounds like you both had a time.

    Reply

  4. leggypeggy
    Jul 28, 2018 @ 07:29:34

    What a wonderful time you two had. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Reply

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