Last month Brad and I celebrated our seventh anniversary. Since Abi joined the family 5 years ago we have never spent more than a night away without her. With New York City being only a 3 hours train ride away we decided to take advantage.
I had been twice before, but both times it was for the BlogHer conference so I was a little preoccupied and didn’t really get to do much site seeing. So I was excited to really see the city for the first time with my husband. We spent a whole 4 glorious days there.
We didn’t really have a plan going into it. There were a few of the main touristy things that we wanted to hit and a few restaurants that we had to try out (I’ll talk about those a little more next week-so good!) but no real plan. We woke up each morning and looked at our list and decided what looked fun that day. I highly recommend traveling like that. There was absolutely no pressure to do anything. It was marvelous. We just wondered around eating and gawking at everything. So great!
Ready for a photo dump? Please excuse the cell phone pics. I refused to carry a big heavy camera all week.
^^ Train travel is my favorite way to go. And it’s even better when I’ve got that guy sitting next to me ^^
^^ We visited Times Square once on purpose and a few more times on our way to other places. It’s pretty great fro a few minutes, but don’t hate me, I honestly think it’s over rated. ^^
^^ The World Trade Center Memorial is pretty incredible. I remember the day of the attack vividly and to see the site is amazing. ^^
^^ One day as we were wondering we discovered the Stock Exchange. That part of the city is crazy cramped. The buildings are so tall and so close together. It’s pretty cool. Once we realized how close we were to the water we decided to head over to Brooklyn and hit up Grimboldi’s Pizza (that’s in another post). We made it as far as the subway station nearest the bridge. I literally did not think I could take another step so instead of walking across we took the train. ^^
^^ I loved the street vendor and corner markets. Such pretty colors. The old painted advertisements on the sides of the buildings were pretty awesome too. ^^
^^ I wanted to see the Flat Iron Building so one day we made sure to wonder past it. Wouldn’t it be so great to have an office in one of those rooms on the end? We also stopped to check out the art installation across the street at Madison Square Park. So cool. ^^
^^ Had to stop at FAO Schwartz and get a little something for Abi. We ended up getting her a great stuffed tiger. I wanted to dance on the piano, but there was a line and we were too impatient. ^^
^^ Brad is a lover of chick flicks (don’t tell him I told you) and one of his favorites is Sleepless in Seattle. So of course, the Empire State Building was one of the very few “must see’s” on our list. The views were spectacular. ^^
^^ We walked though Central Park a few times. On our last trip through we had to stop at the castle to make sure we got a picture of it for Abi. Since she’s a princess and everything. ^^
^^ I’m sure you know at least one of those places, right? The Seinfeld one is pretty recognizable, but the one on the left? Any guesses? The window is what helped me. It’s the little shop around the corner! You’ve got Mail is Brad’s favorite movie, and one of mine too, so we had to stop by. ^^