Monday, November 21, 2011

NYC 2011 (Continued)

Since the moment we planned this trip to NYC, I told Jan that one of the things on my "to do" list was to go to the top of the Empire State Building. I just love "Sleepless in Seattle" when Tom Hanks's character goes to the top of the ESB to look for Meg Ryan's character and that moment when they finally find each other. Remember that?! Ahh...we wish it were that easy, right? But it's just a movie. For a brief moment today, though, I felt as if I were playing the romantic role of a lover finding her soulmate atop one of the most iconic American landmarks.
Wow!! Love CAN be found at the top of the ESB!! :)
(It was only fitting that he kiss me since on this day 13 years ago, he asked me to marry him. Thanks for asking me, Jan. I'm glad you did.)

O.K., enough "mushy stuff". Besides, part of the reason I'm blogging about this is because my kids are reading this and seeing what we're up to in NYC!! hehe

Some other cool things we've checked off our NYC list in the last 24 hours include:

 Christmas decorations in NYC!!
 I videoed the Lord and Taylor department store windows today! They are spectacular!!

Grand Central Station
(And it's amazing what all is in under what you are looking at in the picture.)

Our first NYC vendor food! Jan bought some kind of gyro chicken thing...I opted for a warm pretzel.

This is a picture of one of the windows at the Empire State Building!
The model of the ESB here is made out of Christmas candy!!

This picture shows a comparison of the two structures Jan and I have traveled to the top of.
Today's experience was a lot different than our Eiffel Tower experience in Dec. 2004, but both amazing!

A beautiful day to look out from the ESB!

We decided to rent bicycles and bike through Central Park, and I am so glad we did. This was a great way to see the park and see it quickly, since our daylight was quickly fading! 
I just loved my blue bike!!

We have walked and walked and walked some more!
Then after biking, we decided to find a good restaurant and sit down for awhile before catching this...
Our 1st Broadway show...The Phantom of the Opera!
It was fantastic!
A wonderful way to top off the day in NYC!


Amy said...

Looks like you guys are having a wonderful time. I am enjoying my little daily tour of New York here at home. Keep 'em coming! :) a

Kate said...

So very glad you guys caught a show. That is essential to the NYC experience. Loved the pics on top of the ESB!

Elizabeth said...

Great pictures!! I've been to New York several times but have never seen the city at Christmas time (it is on the "must see" list along with the Thanksgiving Day Parade). So happy you were able to catch a glimpse. I am sure it was much prettier in person. Thanks for the updates, I've loved reading about all your adventures!