Monday, September 16, 2013

Hello New York City, it's nice to meet you.

 In July I turned the big 30 and as a gift from my sweet B I received a trip to New York.  As much as I love to travel, and go and see, New York is somewhere I had never been.  It was the perfect trip to celebrate my birthday and was quite the big deal considering we were leaving Henry for a longer period of time.  4 days.  Just me and my sweetie.  
We wasted no time seeing the sites of the big apple.  
A moment to relax and check out the local scene at Bryant Park. 
 Barry made sure I was able to see all the spots I wanted to check off my list. 
Radio City Music Hall.  Check.
 Rockefeller Center. Check.
A looksy through time square. Check. 
 5th Avenue Fun. Check.
 Our hotel was in the perfect spot set right in Columbus Circle on the upper west side.  We passed the view of Central park everywhere we went. 



 Ground Zero, the 9/11 Memorial, and Freedom Tower.  Check.
 A walk through Central Park. Check.
 A little brunch at the Boathouse Central Park.
Bike riding through Central Park.

  Visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and MOMA. Check.
Incidentally enough this picture was taken in the spot where my phone was also taken.....yep that's right.  this trip had a sad moment to it.  I took about twice as many pictures as I came home with because iPhone numero 3 in the last month disappeared.  Wah Wah....on with the story. 
And a trip to see the Statue of Liberty.  Check.
 Fabulous dinners and strolls through fun little hot spots in Tribeca.  

Hot date to a Broadway play. Check.  
 We saw Newsies and I couldn't have more spectacular things to say about the storyline, performance, or views at the Nederlander Theater. 
 Rooftop drinks at The Strand with fabulous views.  Check.
 Last morning brunch with my baby just soaking up the scenery. 
I'm so grateful that I had the chance to see NYC and to experience it with Barry.  This city surprised me in the best ways.  I am in no way a big city gal and the lifestyle is certainly not for me but there is something inspiring, intriguing and mysterious about this place.  
I did a little myth busting while on our trip.  For the record, New Yorkers are not rude or mean people.  In fact we found quite the opposite.  They couldn't have been more helpful or kind especially when we needed directions or just a good food recommendation.  
I'm happy to have seen the sites and experienced this lively heartbeat of America kinda city.


  1. What a sweet surprise!
    Happy belated birthday, Elizabeth :)
    NY looks so vibrant. I'd love to visit someday!!

    1. Thanks Duni! I hope you get to visit as well! Such a fun place to see.

  2. Ahhhhh so jealous of this trip! All your pictures are perfect and you couldn't have picked a more perfect time to visit! If only I could convince Bill that we CAN live there!!
    Nikki at

    1. Ah yes I can totally see the two of you living there! Tell Bill I saw tons of dogs there! :)They Need him!

  3. What a fun trip! So glad you had "good" New Yorkers...they aren't all that friendly ;)