Long story short, we had an amazing time, but discovered 29 ain't 21, and I'm gettin' too old for this crap! Found out the hard way that I can't run around major cities for days on end with scant hours of sleep like I used to *sigh*. We got home on Sunday the 18th and worked Mon-Wed, so it seriously took through the end of the Thanksgiving week for us to fully recover!
There are a TON of photos, so I'm just gonna toss them up slide-show style with minimal comments :) Our first full day in the city was Thursday, and we covered Central Park, Rockefeller Plaza, MoMA, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and Serendipity 3 (yum!)
Stayed with my college bestie and former roommate Meghan in Brooklyn (Carroll Garden). Woke up to this gorgeous view of the skyline every morning (nice to know there was at least one perk to walking up 4 flights of stairs to get to her apt every time, lol)
Took the train over to Manhattan and stopped at Rockefeller Plaza. Ate a tasty breakfast @Dean & Deluca. Their Chai Tea was the bomb...extra heavy on the Cardamom - just how I like it :)
Walked out of Dean & Deluca, and randomly stumbled into a Today Show segment featuring the Radio City Rockettes. There was literally NO ONE around, so we walked right up to the gate and watched them perform - couldn't believe our luck!
Ray was mesmerized by the 24/7 Apple store on 5th Avenue.
And also by The Plaza, since he LOVES Home Alone 1 and 2.
This was Ray's first trip to NYC, and hands down his favorite part was walking through Central Park (eating goldfish crackers)
Aforementioned Goldfish crackers. Skyscraper size.
Now this photo is really random, but we couldn't stop laughing over this sculpture and its disturbing morbidity. Ray and I kept making sarcastic remarks in a redneck voice "See this?! This is how we roll in America! We eagle talon your face!"
Me pretending to sit on the spikey anti-pigeon railing.
WALL OF MARIMEKKO (@Crate & Barrel)!!!
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
My favorite piece in the museum. It was painted on a mirror, so it looked different from every angle. So awesome.
Times Square. Ray and I were most excited about the giant Hobbit billboard.
And that concludes our first day. Phew! I'm exhausted just writing about it!