After a 4 hour workday on Friday the hubby and I headed north to NYC. It took us only 3 hours to get to the Lincoln tunnel, then it took an hour and a half to get through the tunnel and to our hotel. We stayed at the Lowes Regency on Park Avenue (the upper east side). We had such an AMAZING time!!!! We checked into the hotel and put on or walking shoes and were back out the door to hit the Big Apple. We started heading toward Rockefeller Center and of course we happened to get there as NYFD was responding to a call there. I thought I was going to loose DH for while as he might try to jump into action but it turns out he was ready for some time off too. We took his picture next to the firetruck and went on about our business.
Next stop was Time Square where we had a great meal and did lots of people watching. A late night stop to have a slice of cheesecake and then back to our room.
Saturday Morning came around way to quick. We got up and threw on some workout clothes and walked around Central Park and then back down to Time Square. We got in line at TKTS so that we could get discount show tickets (YOU MUST DO THIS!!!!) We got great seats for half the price for a really good musical. Nice Work if You Can Get It starting Matthew Broderick (Yep that's right Ferris Bueller). After we had the tickets in hand we went back to the hotel to get cleaned up so that we could be presentable for the show and the rest of our day in NYC.
We saw the 2pm show, I give this show 2 big thumbs up. After the show we went to Madame Tussauds to check it out. It was pretty cool and we got some great pictures. After playing around at the wax museum we went walking again this time we ended all the way down in Greenwich Village and Chealsea. We had dinner at an Italian place which was super yummy!!! Then we started to walk back towards the hotel. We knew we would not be able to make the almost 4 mile walk since it was already 10pm and it was supposed to rain but we wanted to walk off dinner. We figured if we could make it to 34th St. we would be really happy with ourselves plus we would be able to get our picture with the Empire State building in the background. As soon as we snapped the picture the skies opened up and it was pouring. We hopped in a cab and went back to our hotel room.
Sunday Morning was time for the trip to end. Boo!!!!! We checked out of the hotel and got in the car and went to the South Sea Port. We had an amazing brunch with a few Bloody Mary's (maybe my favorite alcoholic beverage of all times) and then we walked to Ground Zero and Wall Street. After we did a quick walk around of these two areas we went back to South Sea Port where they had a Farmer's Market so we picked up a few things that we could have for dinner and then we hit the road to head back home. It was such a great trip and I can't wait until we can go back.