Monday, May 28, 2007

New York, New York

View from the Empire State Bldg.
I'm back from New York! And so glad to be back! It was fun, but after all that walking (our legs and feet were aching!) and eating out at every meal, I'm glad to have my car, my couch, and my own refrigerator. Plus, I'm glad to be away from the cigarette smoke and exhaust and back to air-conditioning and ice! I simply could not get cool in that city!


We did hit everything on my Thursday 13 list, and a few other things besides. No one else will be impressed by this, but we actually saw two separate subway rats! Thrilling, I know. And everywhere, they were selling Poland Springs water--a memorable Seinfeld allusion. I wish I'd come away with a souvenir of some sort though--other than the flip-flops I bought to give my feet a break, but nothing was calling me. Still, we spent enough on water bottles and Cokes and other little splurges.

Mary Poppins was excellent--very fun and full of energy, and Central Park was amazing. If only my husband hadn't had horrible allergies... We did the subway many, many times, but didn't ever take a cab or a bus. Other than the subway, we walked everywhere. A Salt and Battery in Greenwich Village comes highly recommended if you're looking for very tasty fish and chips, and Angelo's in Little Italy was wonderful. We had a hot dog from a street cart and NY pizza, gelato from a cart in
Little Italy and a Frozen Hot Chocolate from Serendipity. We also walked waaaay out of our way to find Magnolia Bakery--my husband got a little confused--a little dry, but definitely yummy.

So that's it: summed up in one blog entry--three very long days in New York City. One slightly bittersweet note: I missed a day in my quest for 100 days of 100 words. I totally forgot. So I'm starting over. It really doesn't matter all that much, since I had no plans for Day 100 anyway, so here I go again...

11 comments:

Sara Hantz said...

Wow, sounds like you had a wonderful time. I'm sooooo jealous!

Lucy said...

Glad you had a good time. :)

Christine said...

Wow you managed to hit everything! It sounds like you had an amazing trip. I can't wait to see pictures. :)

Stacy said...

Glad you had a great time. Frozen hot chocolate, eh?

Stephanie Janulis said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed NY! I went to Times Square for all of 3 hours so I'm feeling a tinge of jealousy!!!

Coincidentally, I was up at West Point in NY for my bf's graduation this weekend. How funny if our paths had somehow crossed...

Beck said...

Oh my goodness, is that you? You look great - as does that frozen hot chocolate. What a fun sounding trip!

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Yep, Beck, that's me--how sweet of you! I'm surprised anyone noticed me with a picture of that Frozen Hot Chocolate vying for attention. ;)

I totally would have ordered a more substantial dessert, but the FHC is what they're famous for, so hubby had to try it.

ERiCA said...

Sounds awesome!! So glad you had a blast! =)

Annie said...

Sounds like you had an awesome trip!! I'm so glad you and your hubby had a great time and were able to do and see so much!

I'm sure now you need a vacation from your vacation. :)

Lara Croft said...

I'm going to share this with my daughter who has wanted to go to NY for years and hopefully will be going next summer with a friend. Glad you had a great and safe trip! LC

misa ramirez said...

I've never been to NY, but I sure want to go now!