Sunday, October 26, 2014

Ladies hit NYC

While we were hanging in the pool earlier this summer, my Mom asked Kristen and I if we'd go to NYC with her. She'd never been, it isn't a place my Dad would ever go and she knows we need little reason to go eat and drink!!
So we planned it. 
Upon arrival, we walked to Central park and hired a pedi-cab driver to show us the entire  park.  It was neat to have someone to take photos of us!!
 The Bow Bridge (and thanks to the wonders of photo processing it looks like we were alone on the bridge. ;-))
 Then we headed to Rockefeller center and went to the "Top of the Rock"
It was a neat vantage point for Central Park (and highly recommend this view over the Empire State Building)
 That night we went to Becco which was amazing.  Highly recommend!!!
On Monday, we went to the Battery Park to view the Statue of Liberty from afar (she's the middle)
Then we walked over to the new 911 Memorial Museum which was pretty awesome.  Outside there are two MASSIVE memorial fountains that were quite amazing.  It is hard to get a size comparison..but it's massive. 
 And the names of the victims are around each one.
 I only took a few photos inside..but I'm only going to post this one.  It wouldn't do the rest justice.  There are artifacts from the buildings as well as original structures (in original locations as this was on the footprint).  it was somber and something everyone should see. 
 So to brighten up the day we hit Chinatown for some amazing soup dumplings and then went to 5th Avenue for some retail therapy.  My mom loves her purses. So we managed to 'talk her in to' 'buying a Gucci purse.
 That night we went to dinner at Le Bernerdin which is honestly a "foodie mecca" and was a big deal!  We really enjoyed it.
 And since it was a short walk away, we walked to Time Square at night.  Mom was pretty floored.
 And we went to a well known bar that faces Times Square for a nightcap. 
 The final day, we started with the Today Show for our 15 seconds of fame.  We managed ot get there at the right time and get close for the 8:30AM outdoor segment and we were on TV.
Mom got to shake Al Roker's hand
 It was neat to be 'behind' the camera and watch the action while the anchors did their piece.
 And "Here's what's happening in your neck of the woods"
 We then headed downtown to see Wall Street, Brooklyn Bridge and NYSE.  We ended up at Washington Park for some quality people watching.
We ended our trip with a wonderful Broadway production of Cinderella.  It was a great show!
 Overall, we had a great trip! We walked a lot and ate even more.  I think I've finally recovered!!!  Back to normal dog blogging soon. ;-)


Sue said...

Looks like you all had a fab time. Thanks for sharing the photos.

Hope you have a good week. Sue

Hazel said...

I think that you three ladies made the most of that busy city!

houndstooth said...

What a fabulous trip! I wish we could got to New York for a day like that.

Patty E. said...

Looks like a great time!