Thursday, July 8, 2010

New York City

Christmas in NYC!!!!
December-23-27, 2009

December 23, Wednesday...
Alarm went off at 4AM... did last minute packing and left 5:15AM.. hour drive to the airport.. then circled airport looking for parking... parked and had about 30 minutes before we boarded. Met my parents there who had drove in the night before.
Uneventful flight (which is always good) tried to sleep a little.
Had a service pick us up at the airport (Lincoln Limo) took us about 1 hour to get trough the traffic and onto the Waldorf. Check in was not too bad about 20 minutes. Room was nice. A little worn in some of the room... ..but clean and comfortable.
An hour later we were on our way to Rockefeller Center.. The tree was beautiful. Loved it... took A LOT of pictures!
Found a restaurant close buy had a long awaited meal. Stopped in at St Patrick's Cathedral... very pretty... Next we walked to Times Square. Fun and exciting. Loved all the lights and people everywhere... Then onto the Top of the Rock. No lines... just walked right in...We went at night because I wanted night pictures of the Empire State Building. I couldn't use the tripod, I wasn't too happy with that... managed to get a few good shots. LOVED Top of the Rock... SO PRETTY...AMAZING it was pretty cold up there... probably the coldest night of the trip. Walked back to the hotel... slept WONDEFUL. Tired after a long day!

December 24, Thursday
This morning we were off to see the Empire State Building after of course a quick breakfast at Starbucks. I didn't reserve tickets before we we had to stand in line. Overall we waited about 30 minutes. Not too bad of a wait. We got a lot of good pictures there. I was so excited to see it all and take in the city! Then off to Macy's to meet mom and dad. We grabbed a quick bite at the Mc Donald's there (standing up by the trash) LOL.. we have done this on several vacations... From here we walked to Central park (Strawberry Fields). It was a LONG walk. I think we got in around 13 miles this day.. It had snowed a few days before we Central Park was covered in snow... SO pretty! Shopped at a little open air tent sale that had hats... ornaments etc....
We decided to get a taxi and ride back to the room to get the tripod. I wanted to go to Brooklyn to get night shots of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline.
After a little research we took the subway to Brooklyn to take pictures. Stayed there about 30 minutes. It was very pretty. Back to the room for much needed rest.

December 25, Friday...Christmas Day......
Slept in a little. We had reservations at 1pm at the Park Room across from Central Park. So we got dressed and did a little window shopping (most stores were closed) took a few pictures. Met mom and dad in the lobby. The dinner was WONDERFUL. I would recommend it to anyone. After lunch we went back to Central Park to walk around, people watch, take more pictures. :)
We toured the lobby of the Plaza Hotel. Very pretty. Did more window shopping, Trump Tower then back to Rockefeller center to see the tree ON Christmas
So back in the room for the evening. Mom treated us with room service. Merry Christmas!

December 26, Saturday
This morning up early for the MET. Walked from the hotel to the Met. We didn't have tickets for the Met so we had to get them. The line only took about 15 minutes. We were going to check our coats but the wait for that was VERY long. So we made due. We went straight to the cafeteria to have brunch. Toured the Met for about 3 hours. From here we were to meet mom and dad for shopping and dinner. We decided to take a cab to FAO Schwarz because it was raining so bad. Had fun in the toy store.. I played the BIG piano. Bought candy. Then to Tiffany's. Then to Saks.. The guys drank coffee at the Cafe in the Sky (I think that is the name) while we shopped.
From here we walked to Serendipity. I LOVE SEREDIPITY. We did have to wait a hour and a half for a table of four. If you plan on going while in NYC I would recommend making reservations and planning around them. We really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. Took pictures in the hotel lobby of the Waldorf. SO pretty
Back to the room to pack! :(

December 27, Sunday
Decided to walk around Rockefeller Center one more time before we left. Starbucks again for breakfast. Took a few pictures. Went to Grand Central to get a few pictures also. Came back to the room and went to wait for our shuttle back to the airport.
Things I liked about NYC... EVERYTHING
Things I didn't like about NYC...... I'm not there now!!!!!!!!!!

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