As much as I love having Kingston around all the time, it’s always so nice to get away together. Just the two of us. And there’s no way we could have walked ’til we dropped if he had been with us. We probably would’ve just stared at (and ran circles around) the big tree in Rockefeller Center for 5 days. Watching the very few mamas I saw braving the subway with little ones in strollers was rough. I can’t imagine! Anyway, on the last day of our trip I woke up pretty sick. Exhaustion, maybe?! I felt like my head was going to explode. Boo! So Anderson went out in search of meds, juice, coffee, and donuts, of course! It was lame ending the trip that way (and flying home with earaches and a sinus infection-ouch!) but I was just glad it happened at the very end.
This set of pictures is from Bryant Park, Grand Central, Top of the Rock, Rockefeller Center, and a lot of other fun stops.
A few other favorites: We saw Spiderman – Turn Off The Dark on Broadway, because we really like U2, and Bono and The Edge wrote all the music for the show. We loved it! The creativity that went into the sets and costumes was amazing. We ate a place called Hudson Clearwater in the West Village that is completely hidden from the street. It just looks like a boarded-up storefront. But there’s a hidden door off to the side that leads to a charming little place. It was fun trying to find it! We also went to a taping of the Late Show. The best part of that was being in the Ed Sullivan Theater. I just pretended we were going to see the Beatles or something back in the day! Bryant Park was much more fun than Rock Center – less crowded and lots of temporary stores for Christmas shopping. Oh, and we saw Santa! Did you spot him in one of the pics above?! I do have to say I was disappointed that Santa Con started the morning after we left. How ridiculous would it have been to see hundreds of crazy Santas on the streets? Thanks for all the great suggestions you gave us. We really did try a bunch of them!
“I’d Rather Be in NYC” right NOW!
Amazing skyline pics! I went to NYC when I was 13… and I haven’t stopped wanting to go back since. Thanks for the taste!
Love the pics in Grand Central Station. We tried with our iPhones, but they didn’t come out very good…
Brooke, That was one of my favorite spots. So iconic! And so busy!
You’ve managed to make NYC look pretty and exciting. Now *I* want to go. Thank you for sharing your trip with us. I’m glad your bug waited until the last day to wake up but sorry you were sick at all.
You know, NYC has been on my list for YEARS. Perhaps it’s time to rectify that and scratch that sucker off.
Your camera and eye are amazing. NYC Is perfect. My favorite city in the US.