Today, I want to finish my story about our trip to NYC in 2005. You can read Part One Here. In the first part of my post, I wrote that I was worried we would freeze up there, and so I kept going back to the stores and buying more cold weather clothing. :) Well, it was kind of funny, because the week before we were there, they had some really cold weather. But it warmed up just before we got up there, so I think it may have been a little warmer in New York City than it was here in North Carolina. The only day I felt really cold was the day we were at the harbor, and I guess we were getting the cold breeze off the water.
For those of you who are coming in at the middle of the story, we arrived in NYC on Thursday evening, the week after Thanksgiving. We traveled with my husband's parents and my husband's Uncle Jim and Jim's friend, Carol. The plan was that everyone would do whatever they wanted on Friday, so we didn't feel like we all had to stay together and do the same thing during the day. Then we would meet back at the hotel in the evening and all attend the Rockette's Christmas show together. Afterwards, we had dinner and walked back to our hotel.
On Saturday, however, we all took the subway to lower Manhattan, where we visited Ground Zero and saw some of the 9/11 tributes. Needless to say, it was very solemn.
I wrote about our visit to this fire station in September 2011. You can read about it Here.
We didn't take the ferry to see the Statue of Liberty that day. My in-laws had visited the statue on a previous trip, and we didn't want to wait in the long line for the ferry. As with most trips, there never seems to be enough time to see everything you want to see. We were able to get a few pictures from across the harbor, though.
Lady Liberty is a majestic sight, and the sky was pretty and blue that day.
Battery Park is on the right -- I can't seem to find out what the building is in this picture and the previous pic. Can anyone tell me?
From here, we took the subway back to Chinatown and then to Little Italy for lunch. Our son wanted Chinese food, but he was outvoted -- everyone else wanted Italian.
Here we are in front of Pellegrino's Italian Restaurant in Little Italy, where we had lunch on Saturday. Yum!!! That was such a good meal, and the prices were very affordable.
This was our dessert -- cannoli. We snapped a pic because it all looked so pretty with the chef's Christmas artwork on the side of the plate. That was the best meal! I honestly don't have a speck of Italian ancestry in my family, but I love, love Italian food. :-D
Saturday evening, we went to see "The Lion King" on Broadway; it was really fun. There were seven of us altogether, and I think everyone wanted to see something different. I think the big show to see at that time was "Spamalot," but we could never have gotten tickets at the last minute.
This picture is really blurry, but it's an image of the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company.
I'd never seen a bicycle taxi before...
The amazing Spider Man. His hand's a bit blurry because of the super-fast, web-spinning motion. :)
A blurry Times Square...
We captured a few pictures of Christmas decorations in the Big Apple.
Cartier was decorated like a big Christmas present.
Bergdorf Goodman looked classically pretty.
Unfortunately, we didn't make it to Macy's -- I really wanted to see their windows.
Michael Fina jewelry store was really decked out.
I just took this picture because I liked these doors; I thought they were interesting and kind of elegant. Those are all the pictures we have of New York; I had no idea I'd be writing a blog someday. It's funny how we take so many more pictures when we're blogging, don't we?
I thoroughly enjoyed visiting New York; I think Christmas is a wonderful time to see the city. Since it's only a two-hour flight from here, maybe we'll go back someday. Thank you, as always, for reading me; I hope you enjoyed the little tour. Did you go anywhere special over Christmas? I'd love to hear from you!
I'll be joining The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays. Have a wonderful weekend!