Sunday, June 14, 2009

Flashing Lights, City Nights, Busy Streets...NEW YORK CITY!

Just to warn you before you read, this is going to be a long post! We had a day and a half to cover NYC so I was snapping pictures like a madwoman! The girls and I headed out Friday morning about 7 to the Big Apple. Josh was dead asleep so I just gave him a kiss and told him I loved him, he mumbled back what I THINK might have been that he loved me too and that I could buy whatever I wanted (I actually added that myself but I'd like to think he would say that if he was a little more coherent.)

The drive wasn't far, it takes about 4 hours from here so it wasn't too bad of a drive. Although, being the smart girls that we are, didn't actually drive. There's a big charter bus called DC2NY that took us, it was so nice and so convenient! We stayed in Times Square at the Marriott Marquis- it was so nice! THANKS KELLIE FOR HOOKIN' THAT UP! :)
I've seen cool elevators in my day but these were literally straight out of the Jetson's! They fly so fast. This is a view from our hotel...
On Friday, we got there about 1. We had to walk about 10 blocks to our hotel and here's a few pics that I saw along the way...
Liz, this ones for you. Project Runway!

It was so fun!!! Although I got pretty sick of dodging people all the time and did manage to say a few things to people that I probably shouldn't have but overall it was everything I dreamed it would be.
We saw Radio City Music Hall and the cute LOVE sign that we see everywhere
We walked to Central Park but only managed to walk maybe 50 steps in before we headed back out to see other stuff.
We saw Trump Tower, St. Patrick's Cathedral- which is amazing- I could have a blog just for that with as many pictures as I took!
Here's a video of St. Patricks. It is so beautiful! You may have to watch it with your head tilted, sorry! :)

This is a painting of Mary at her alter that is said to have been painted in 1537.
After the cathedral, we went across the street to Rockefeller Plaza
After Rockefeller, we took the subway to Canal St. in Chinatown which has all the bootleg purses, movies, jewelry, sunglasses, perfume...I could continue. It's honestly like an undercover secret service operation when you want to see a purse! The vendors stand on the corners of streets in sunglasses, hats, in all black clothing and carry in a black plastic bag with only a printed piece of paper that shows what the purses look like. When you want to see it in person, they make a phone call and have their boss bring it to you in a black plastic bag and tell you to not take it out. AND THEN, in their little shops, there are 4 walls...only one isn't a wall at all. Its a secret door to their BASEMENT and its full of purses down there! I'm surprised they don't make you sign your life away to forget what you just saw and to tell no one!

After that little operation, we walked down the street to Little Italy.
After that, we grabbed some dinner at a burger joint and headed back to the hotel. It was a LONG day. Im almost done, I promise!

The next morning we woke up, grabbed some breakfast and ate on Times Square. Literally. They keep one side of the road blocked now so there's tons of people just relaxing in lawn chairs in the street watching all the ads and crazy people.
After breakfast, we headed out to see Lady Liberty!
This is both the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges

That was about the last of the sights for me on that trip. Please excuse the lack of enthusiasm in some parts as I've seem to come home with an unwanted souvenier, a stomach bug. I think. I just don't feel good, thats all I know. Anyway, hope you enjoyed it!

1 comment:

  1. YOU WENT TO NYC WITHOUT ME!?!?!? :( tear!
    I"m jealous, you look hot as always, and I miss you Layna! LOVE YOU!!!