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Archive for 11/01/2010 - 12/01/2010

In a New York Minute

Monday, November 08, 2010

I am not even sure where to begin.  Our trip to New York was amazing, crazy, fun, and oh so tiring! We were there for 3 days and somehow it felt like we were barely there and at the same time felt like we had been there forever!  It was the most amazing place I have been and yet at some points it just felt like a busy smelly city.  The places that I thought would just be so glamorous and amazing were just ok......and places that I wasn't too excited for and would have considered passing were the most amazing parts of our trip.  How can a trip/city possibly be this complex?  I am still processing just how much we crammed into those three days.....not sure I could do it again, even if I did bring the right shoes with me. =)

Thursday night we started in Times was so surreal to be there.  We kept looking at each other and giggling because it didn't feel real.  While we were there we saw things that you could only see in New York City!  We did quickly realize that people walk everywhere, but there is a HUGE shortage of public restrooms.  We spent more money that night becoming "customers" so that we could use the restroom.  So, for our first night we did Times Square and Cheesecake.

 On Friday I spent the entire day walking up and down Lexington, Madison, Park, and 5th Ave.  I have never in my life walked that much in one day.  By the end of the day I had to stop and by a new pair of shoes.....the flats I bought were not working.  I had blisters so bad they were bleeding and I ended up having to throw out my shoes.  Now that is dedication to shopping!  That evening we attended a dinner at the University Club.  Now let me just state that we will never be in there again, so I was not embarrassed to take pictures of this evening.  I was so in awe of everything.....including the food.  The dessert I picked was a chocolate flower filled with different sherbets.  It was so pretty I didn't even want to eat it.  The hall where we ate dinner was beyond anything you could imagine.  It had the most amazing ceiling and the whole room just glowed.  After our dinner we decided to head back to Times was so good the first night we knew it wouldn't let us down.

On Saturday we had another marathon day of trying to cram as many sites as we could in one day.  We took the subway and headed down to see the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, The Financial District, Ground Zero, and the Pier. We then headed back up and decided we wanted to walk just a little more and spent some time in Central Park.  I have to admit that Central Park was one of my favorites and I could have spent a whole day just exploring around the Park.  While we were taking our famous pose in the "mall" we kept saying wow I can name like 12 movies that have been filmed right here!  And then we sit down on one of the benches and notice two men totally making out.....good thing we didn't get that captured on camera!  Earlier in the day while we were finding our way to the Bridge we stopped and had a drink in order to use the bathroom =) and I found the funniest sign on the bar.  Now I know it is the surgeon general warning for pregnant women.....I just find it funny that they have it posted on the bar, like that sign would stop a pregnant lady in a bar.  Chances are if she is in there and wanting a drink, that sign is not going to stop her.  While walking down Wall Street we just happened to run into a Tiffany's ( wink wink) and had to go in!  They literally had crystals hanging from the ceiling.  I just wanted to lay down on the floor in the middle of the store and stare up at all the pretties hanging above.  Such a great day spent hanging out with my husband.  I sometimes forget how nice it can be to just be the two of us and not have to worry about the kids and what time we need to be back.  This trip was just what we needed.

To finish up our trip we made a quick trip over to Hoboken, NJ to visit the famous Carlo's Bakery.  We waited in line for an hour just to get some of the delicious treats from our favorite TLC baker.  To our surprise I was able to get my picture and meet my first "celebrity".  Lisa, is the youngest sister and was so incredibly nice.  This place was packed and she still had a smile on her face and was willing to take a picture with a girl from Kansas.  So we always wondered if the cannolis were really as good as they appeared on the show.  After our sugar induced coma we would both agree hands down......we would go to Hoboken just for the cannoli.

After our whirlwind trip to New York City, I have never been so glad to see my kiddos.  It was the first time for us to leave the kids with someone other than us. It was so hard Wednesday night to say goodbye, but was completely worth it to see their faces when we got home Sunday night.  Oh how I love those two sweet kids!