On the trip to NYC, which I had been dreading, only because I am not a fan of THE big city, we had a wonderful time. The highlight was time spent with my sister's family, and a little spying.
We stay at the apartment of my husband's company which is furnished with a telescope to watch the stars, the neighbors, and the boats go by on the Hudson.
Big A could, and did, do this for hours on end.
This was great, because the thing I like least about NYC is the huge price tag on everything.
Fortunately, spying on the neighbors was free.