Friday, January 20, 2012

NYC

For Christmas Tom planned a girl's weekend to NYC for me and my two best friends.  I was so excited and could not wait for the weekend to get started.  Tom thought of everything and was so sweet coordinating the  whole trip!  Our plane left at 7:00 am so I was up bright and early at 4:00 am.
 We all rode together to the airport and were there with plenty of time.  We all wore our matching NYC shirts and were ready to hit the big city.  Our flight was direct and we got there early.  Our bags were waiting for us and we were able to get a cab right away.  We stayed right in Times Square at the Marriott Marquis.  Our room looked right out into Times Square and we were able to see the big ball from New Year's Eve.  Our room was ready and we were checked in and headed out for a fun filled day by 10:00 am. 
This was the view from the plane.  We were able to see the Statue of Liberty and other landmarks.
The view from our room.  It was so neat to look out at the city.
 Since we were all up early we were starving so we ate breakfast/lunch at Ellen's StarDust Diner.  It is such a neat place and the wait staff are all aspiring Broadway singers who entertain you while you eat.  It was a great way to start the weekend.
 Then we were off to explore the city.  It was sunny which helped it not feel as cold.
 We loved walking around the city.
 So fun and exciting!
 We all wanted to ice skate in Rockefeller Plaza so that was our next stop.  We were all a little nervous about our skating abilities since it had been awhile but no one fell and we all had a great time!  We loved being there and it was definitely a highlight of our weekend.
 After all the skating we worked up an appetite, a theme for our weekend, so we stopped in a candy shop that was adorable.  We all had a chocolate caramel but decided that was enough since the candy was $88 a pound!
 Then it was off to FAO, who says you have to grow up.  We had so much fun.  We loved looking at all the candy and all said how much our kids would love it there.  We had fun dancing on the big piano and checking out the legos.
 Then we walked to Central Park.  There were lots of carriages lined up but we  thought that would be more enjoyable on a warmer day.  I had to get some almonds, yum! 
 We definitely were not pros at getting a cab.  Here Jamie is standing in front  of two sitting cabs and they were too busy talking to even acknowledge us, some drivers would find out where you wanted to go and then turn you down.  We need practice hailing cabs.  We took a cab back to Times Square and walked around before heading to our hotel to get ready for the night.
 Devour New York was going on while we were there so we made reservations at one of Bobby Flay's restaurants, Mesa Grill.  We had a three course meal and it was all so good.  We had the best seat in the restaurant on the second floor where you could see the whole entire place. It was such a fun night and after dinner we were pros at getting a cab!
 Next we headed to the St. James Theatre to see Harry Connick Jr. in On A Clear Day You Can See Forever.  Oh Harry, we love you!  It was a run show and Harry was fabulous!
Our final stop for the night was to Serendipity.  We had planned to just get one frozen hot chocolate to share since we had seen it on T.V. before but we each had to order something so we had  a caramel sundae, chicken nachos and the frozen hot chocolate at midnight.  It was a weekend of eating!  We had such a great first day and were busy all day long!

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