December the 5th I loaded up on a Delta flight with my friend and her husband (Tina and Darren) bound for NYC!! My first visit to NYC, I’ve always wanted to go especially at Christmas, it did not disappoint. The weather was right up my ally 30-40’s the whole time, misty rain only one of those days, no snow. The lights were spectacular and the cityscape was beautiful!! We hit the ground running, the first thing I on the list was the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center, it was beautiful, the wind was blowing, it had the flags at full sail, so pretty there!! Tons and tons of people too. Time Square seemed smaller to me than what I had imagined but it was awesome, so awesome that I tripped and fell right on my face! No kidding, scared Tina, made Darren laugh and after we checked to make sure Diego was ok we did what that kind of event requires….Starbucks!!!
Day2 – brought the subway, Staten Island ferry, the Statue of Liberty, Battery Park, Ground Zero and the Empire State Building!!! Saw the Flatiron building from the observation deck, it was amazing up there!!!!
Day 3 – brought window displays, subway to Little Italy, lunch with Shannon and Brady, a stop for cannoli’s and more subway, then Radio City Music Hall to see the Christmas Spectacular!! It was indeed Spectacular!! Dinner at Ellen’s Stardust then Starbuck’s. Amazing day!
Day4 – brought the park near our hotel, it had a skating rink, beautifully decorated for Christmas too! Lots of shops and plenty to see. Next Grand Central Station (amazing building), the Waldorf, subway and Serendipity 3, more subway to FAO Schwartz (45 minute wait to get in the store, no thanks) and Central Park. We did the carriage ride around the park, it was neat to hear all the things Ahmed (our carriage driver) told us on our tour, like where John Lennon lived, where the rich Russian bought the 20 floors of a building just for his daughter while she attends college in NYC, Tavern on the Green is closed but Donald Trump wants to buy it and change the name to Trump on the Green (the city said no way) and that the park is over 800 acres big, it was closed for 2 weeks after Sandy blew thru. Ahmed is from Turkey and his horse was Katy for the day. Window displays at Macy’s and then to the rooms.
Day 5 – up at 5:00am, had to be at the airport by 6:30 (I think it was), we caught a cab at the hotel, nice little bearded man from Bangladesh, he drove like a Saint in town out to the highway and then helllooooooo Dale Earnhart. At one point I asked Tina is it necessary we go this fast. Darren was a little concerned up in the passenger front seat. He got us to the airport in record time….after we got settled waiting on our plane Darren said he looked at the dash to find we were doing 97 mph!! Crazy!!!
I hope that you enjoy these pictures from my trip!