Monday, November 12, 2007

Saturday, November 10, 2007


Okay, so New York was absolutely the best! We had so much fun and remembered how it was when it was just the two of us! We of course, missed the kids alot, but it was nice to get away for a weekend. We saw and did everything we wanted to do and probably walked at least 10 miles!! The first night we were there we saw "Wicked" the play on Broadway, which was so fabulous and we both loved it.

It is such a popular show that we felt lucky we got tickets to see it. We got to eat the best pizza and hot dogs and drink the best hot chocolate in the WORLD at this place called the "Chocolate Bald Man".. it was like drinking pure chocolate.

We got to see Times Square, Rockefeller Center, St. Patricks Cathedral, which was absolutely amazing, Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero and the Financial District. It was wild to think that all of those tall buildings downtown are actually full of people who work there. No wonder the streets and subways are so crowded.

Ground Zero was so interesting to see. It was all fenced off and you really couldn't see much. We were able to take a picture through the tarp on the fence and that is all we saw. It was very quiet there, almost eerily so. I just couldn't believe I was looking at the end result of all that happened there. We were lucky enough to be able to meet up with a friend of Steve's family, Maurice, who lives there in the city with his wife and children. He told us a little bit about that day and what is was like for him. He was right down there, maybe 2 blocks away when it all happened. Amazing story!

We shopped on Canal Street/Chinatown and that was an event! I got a great purse for $20 so that was fun. We got lots of fun stuff for the kids there too. The place that we stayed was so wonderful and we were lucky to know someone who let us stay there for free. It was on the upper west side and was just beautiful. It sat right on the Hudson River. Walking to the subway over there, we saw David Hyde Pierce who was Niles on "Frasier" and I didn't know what to say so I acted totally cool and didn't say anything but I wanted to!

The last day we were there, we went to the Brooklyn Bridge, which was really pretty. We ate at a fun Cuban restaurant and took some great pictures. All in all, it was such a great trip and a dream come true for me as I have always wanted to go. It made me realize how blessed I am and how lucky I am to have such a great husband and family!! Great memories we will never forget!