Read Part 1 here.
Late night and early mornings, that’s what we experienced in NYC. It was worth it to see so much of the city. We grabbed a traditional bagel at a store next to the hotel and off we went.
We all agreed we wanted to visit the 9-11 Museum and it was recommended we purchase tickets ahead of time to avoid lines and tickets selling out for the day we wanted to go. To avoid the crowds on the subway we decided on a 10am ticket. Bagel in hand we may our way there. Before I go any further, this was one of the most humbling experiences of my life. Being a freshman in high school in 2001 doesn’t lend itself to acknowledging the magnitude of the event. As an adult I understand the impact it had from a community level all the way up to a global level.
It was a very heavy experience and we left the museum in silence. Not much was said amongst the group other than how emotional the visit had been.
To lighten the mood we headed to Chelsea Market to get lunch. There are many options to choose from, but we went with Chelsea Creamline because there wasn’t a wait. I had the Griddled PB&J plus banana sandwich and it was deliciously sweet and filling. Dessert was from Doughnuttery and Bar Suzette Creperie.
After lunch we headed back to the hotel to get ready for the Radio City Rockettes. On the way, the hubs bought a hotdog from a street vendor. A New York must right?
We are back from a whirlwind trip to New York City! Boy am I exhausted. We accomplished so much while there. With only two and a half days in the city I’d say we hit a lot of the high points, but definitely need to go back. I’m having to break this up into a couple of posts because otherwise it would be too long. Here’s day 1.
When we landed at LaGuardia the hubs had arranged for a limo to pick us up. What a fun surprise! Once we checked into the hotel we made our way to the 32nd floor and had a great view of the Empire State Building.
Then we hit the ground running. Some of our plans fell through thanks to private events, but we made do. Had dinner at Sardi’s and sat near Neil Patrick Harris. 1st celebrity sighting! 🙂 The food was really good, but my favorite was the appetizer we ordered; Parma Prosciutto with Melon, Parmesan, Pine Nuts and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. YUM!
|Light show at Saks|
|The hubs bought me the red coat I’ve always wanted!|
|Top of the Rock|
|View from bed|