Monday, January 21, 2008

First Trip to New York!!!

We FINALLY got to visit New York this past weekend! Amy and Tim are on vacation there and so we were able to meet up with them! We were planning on taking the girls with us but my friend Suzanne offered to keep them for the day. Thanks Suzanne!! I have to say that I am SO glad they weren't with us! Not that I don't love them, but they would have been miserable. I, however, was in heaven! We had a blast! Nathan was embarrassed of me because I was acting so touristy. I had my map open and was oohing and aahing at everything. We walked from Grand Central Station to The American Museum of Natural History! Actually we hopped on a bus for the last 5 streets. Wish we had thought of it sooner! It was FREEZING!! If we'd taken the bus we wouldn't have gotten to walk up Broadway though! We had a great time with Amy and Tim! Lots of laughs. I wish we could hang out with them more often!

Highlights:

* The museum was great! Lots of cool stuff to look at. We were SOOO excited when we found out the prices are SUGGESTED. WE went there planning on $15 per person and ended up only paying $5!! Happy day!!
* We took the subway and saw Times Square and The Rockefeller Center and all the fun places around there.
* We saw ELMO and he was begging for money!! Poor Elmo!
* Lunch at Rays in Little Italy. DELICIOUS LASAGNA - horrible service!
* World Trade Center Memorial
* The Bull (from Hitch)
* Brooklyn Bridge
* The guitar singer on the Subway! Pretty funny!

Nathan was so excited to see a Chipotle so we stopped there on our way back to the train station. He never did get his burrito from Chipotle while we were in AZ! It was such a fun day! I can't wait to go back!

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12 comments:

lnkmom said...

WHAT!?! You didn't take your kiddo's? We have gone to NY a couple of times with the kids in tow and they actually did great. We need to go back in the Spring or some time when it isn't too cold, that's really the worst part!

Glad you had such a great time!

Susan said...

You went all the way to New York to get a Chipotle burrito, eh? ;) That spider thing (what was that?!) at the toy store was freakin' me out! I'm so jealous that you got to go to NYC! Looks like you had a great time!

jill s said...

SO FUN! i love the pictures!
and just a fun fact from my past...lol. the only place i've ever ice skated was at rockefeller center when i was a junior in high school!

anyways! i'm glad you guys had a good time!

xx
jill

LJAandB said...

so glad you finally made it down there! isn't it the greatest? You'll have to take the kids and go to the central park zoo, it's totally fun. JJ

Kimberly said...

Wow, how much fun!! That's awesome that you were able to spend a day there and to have it be a long extended date with your hubby. Nice. Great pictures!!

Kim said...

I'm so glad you got to visit New York! I remember when I was there 100 years ago and kept thinking ...i've seen this in the movie! I would have left the kiddos home as well. I'm sure they would have had a good time PART of the time, they are too young to have lasting memories of it.

Tim & Amy said...

love the pictures! it was a blast meeting with you guys! i'll be sure to email you pictures when we get back home!

chicken wings and fried rice...
EVERYBODY...

CHICKEN WINGS AND FRIED RICE

what were you singing dude? i'm glad we got a good laugh from him anyway!

ciao!

The Allen's said...

yay! I wish to have pictures of us there. someday perhaps. That was nice suzanne to watch those very sweet girlies. i bet it was fun to have an all day date. love you

Whetten Family said...

Do you think Elmo was a homeless guy, or like a CEO of a company? Either way, he had a free lunch that day! Emma would probably die of excitement if she saw Elmo standing on a street corner. I want to see NY! Lucky girl!

The Coopers said...

Looks like you guys had a blast in the city. You're brave to go in during the winter. I can't take the wind whipping through the streets - brutal! You guys are as cute as ever. Hopefully we'll be up in Hartford soon when Nat has the baby. Hope to see you then!!

Mom said...

How fun to go to NY and to get together with Amy & Tim! Sounds great! I've never been to NYC--maybe someday!

The Gordon Clan said...

Looks like you guys had fun - I would have left the kids home too! (I speak from experience!) I loved the pictures and it is fun that you got to meet up with Amy and Tim. We miss you guys!