|My Next Husband Yee Haw!|
|Pancakes & Bellini's at Bobby Flay's Bar Americain|
|Strawberry Fields-Central Park|
|Found Love and Hearts on the Avenue of the Americas|
|Me and Mom Before Tour|
|The Orginal Tiffany's|
|Brooklyn Bridge & Brooklyn Heights|
|The "Freedom Tower" Under Construction|
|Coconut Creme Cake with Fresh Fruit in White Chocolate Shell @ Blue Fin|
|New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street|
|Our Times Square Hotel|
|Manhattan Skyline from Hudson River Firework Cruise|
New York City totally exceeded any and all expectations I had about the trip. Even if those expectations were only formed on the longest domestic flight I have ever been on, where I sat by the window listening to "Empire State of Mind" on repeat like it was my job. And it wasn't even the cool hipster Jay Z version, nope it was the Glee version. And of course I think Glee is cool, and I will happily label myself a gleek. But something about Artie, the most white kid on the show, rapping "I'll be hood forever," strips the song of any street creed. Not that I ever had any.
It is hard for me to decide what my very favorite thing about NYC was. It might have been seeing Chicago on Broadway. (Hello, I can totally cross that off my life list now). Or it could have been staying in Times Square where it looked like the middle of the day in the dead of night. Ohh, and the food was amazing too. We had Pancakes and Bellini's at Bobby Flay's Bar Americain, Sushi at Blue Fin, Burgers at Shake Shack, and amazeballs NYC hot dogs. The shopping was fab, and the Brooklyn Bridge and Central Park were stunning. It was thrilling to hail a cab in the middle of a busy street, and to see the best fireworks show of my life from a cruise on the Hudson River. Lastly, it was humbling to see where the Twin Towers once stood and all the progress that is being made.
But I really think the best part of the entire trip was simply strolling the NYC streets, never knowing what we were going to find or who we were going to see when we rounded a corner. Just soaking up the the city. I can't tell you how many sites we stumbled across just by chance. And that is why I love New York.
To see all my NYC pictures check out my flickr.
Song of the Day: Stay Here Forever by Jewel