Trip post, cont!
Last Sunday Collin and I took the AMTRAK from D.C. into NYC then went straight to check in to our hotel room. We stayed only 3 or 4 blocks from Times Square, so that was great. We went out and walked down to Times Square and Broadway then ate dinner at Guy Fierri’s restaurant. It was really good! We walked to 5th avenue and saw Rockefeller Center, the Lego factory, and the apple store. Amazing!
Then, Monday, we spent the day REALLY exploring Times Square and shopping on 5th avenue. We also went to Central Park then rushed to wait in line at the TKTS booth for discounted broadway tickets! We waited in 20 degree weather for a couple of hours until tickets finally went on sale. We scored 6th row seats for Rock of Ages at 30% off! And that was the BEST live musical I have EVER seen! I would definitely recommend it. We also went to eat dinner at Gallagher’s steakhouse and OMG – TO DIE FOR! I got the salmon steak and Collin got a ribeye with a bottle of wine. It was honestly the best salmon I have ever had. And after the show, we saw Tom Hanks leaving his musical across the street. So cool! It was also snowing that entire night – and walking around New York in 6 inch heels in the snow is NOT fun.
Tuesday, we took the subway down to Wall Street and explored that side of the island. We started by getting some lunch at a little shop and then went to the 9/11 museum and memorial. I was in 4th grade at the time of 9/11 and it was really moving to see everything – since I wasn’t exactly old enough to understand what was going on at the time. We walked down to wall street from there and saw the NYSE building. We then walked to the pier and saw the statue of liberty. After that, we were a little tired, and headed back to the hotel to get ready for our night.
Our last night in NYC, we decided to go to Caroline’s Broadway Comedy Club for their late night show. It was hilarious! And, of course, we were the ONLY people who made reservations to eat dinner there so we got the best seat in the house. We picked the second row of tables so we wouldn’t get heckled or put on the spot (we’re shy like that) but it was front and center. The comedians were great!
Wednesday we took a car to Laguardia Airport and flew back to Texas to spend a few nights with my parents. I always LOVE going to Texas – you can take the girl out of Texas, but you can’t take the Texas out of the girl! We got to really relax and get Indian food with my parents (there is NO Indian food in Arkansas)!
Here are my NYC pictures: