Tuesday, October 14, 2008

We're Back

We are back. The flight came in about 9:30 last night and I am glad to be home, away from the hustle and bustle of NYC. Wow, people, cars, and noise, I can take a little of it but I love the quietness of home. I have traveled on the NYC subway system, seen a Broadway musical, walked and WALKED the streets of New York and even saw a star on the streets. My last post was spotty and I forgot to add the walk by the New York Stock Exchange about 3:30 when it was about to close on Friday. There were TV crew everywhere and people just sitting and watching as the employees walked out the doors, the back doors.
There were a few crazies there with signs and yelling about God and stuff and it had a very eerie feeling all around.

We also went through Saks and The American Doll Store. That store was a trip for The Hubby. He had no idea about dolls and the magnitude of it for little girls. I told him that A had one as a little girl but he just didn't realize. That tells you who did the kiddo shopping, Me!
We walked and walked and walked. We logged about 22 miles in 4 days!

We enjoyed our breakfast every morning at a small place called Gene's. It wasn't great but it served the purpose for sustenance. I've already written about seeing Young Frankenstein and Times Square...
There were so many things we saw on our trip, be it walking, a boat ride or bus tour:

Statue of Liberty (from afar)
Yankee Stadium, new and old; Ellis Island, Trump stuff, Staten Island Ferry, Harlem, walked a lot of Brooklyn, Central Park, Strawberry Fields-John Lennon Memorial. We ate a wonderful dinner at a place in Little Italy called DaNico's. The final night Kel's son AJ got us reservations at a fabulous steak place called Peter Luger's. YUMMY! We saw two VERY LONG parades while there as they were by our place which was off of 5th & Madison Avenue and Central Park. One day was a 3 hour Panama parade and yesterday was the Columbus Day Parade or Italian Day Parade which was 3-1/2 hours long. Oh and I passed by Tony Bennett on Park Avenue as he walked with some lady. I couldn't believe it.

1 comment:

Kim said...

Wow. It looks like you bit the Big Apple all right!