10.27.2010

what we did in New York

I do not think it is possible to summarize our trip to New York in one post.  In fact, I have several posts lined up, but wanted to show you snippets of our trip.

There were so many things to see.  We were lucky enough to be able to spend a few days at the Westin Times Square, which meant we were at the epicenter of it all.  You could say we walked, walked, and walked some more.


Because we brought our kids with us on this trip, we had to visit kid-friendly sites near our hotel.  You could say that we lost major moolah just at the M&M and Hershey stores.  But then, there was Muji and its $1 pens and notebooks.  Before you knew it I was out a few more tens.


Our trip would also not be complete without a sampling of New York "cuisine."  The Hunk argued that you really would not experience New York without trying the hotdogs from the corner stand.  Truth be told, I held out for as long as I could.  That is, until he bought me a chicken gyro.  Much to my surprise, I loved it and kept going back for more every single day.  Talk about having a Pavlovian response to the sight of a gyro truck...

And, then of course you had to have some cheesecake, right?  And, don't get me started on the cheeseburgers from Shake Shack...


Along the way, we had a drink or two (or three, or ten; who's counting, right?).  Everything tasted so much better because it was shared with family.  Immediate or extended, it did not matter.

The Hunk kept buying people (myself included) drinks.  The Hunk's cousin bought shots for the entire party.  Being the gracious person that I was, I kept accepting everything on offer.  Call me polite (and tipsy, at some point during the night).  I will admit to partaking of one or more (or all) of the items shown below.  Hey, you only live once, and life is too short...

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Then, after wedding rehearsals and dinners with relatives, we did the touristy thing and walked along Saks 5th Avenue.  The kids had fun watching the ice skaters at Rockefeller Plaza and looking at the Lego structures at the Lego store.  Our boy also had fun at the FDNY museum.  This Mama had fun reviewing firemen calendars, um, in the interest of finding souvenirs for folks back home.  The things one does for friends...


One week is just not enough time for a trip like this...

More to come on the perfect New York Wedding.

I heart NY,
Lease

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