February 4, 2011

Weekend in New York and...

My husband and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary in New York City.  We were sooo lucky to have picked a weekend with no snow storms to delay our travel plans.  It was terribly cold.  (In 1991, we moved from Chicago, IL to Naples, FL.  I am so glad I kept my fur coat!)

We had a wonderful time.  As I said, the weather was very, very cold, but the skies were clear - so no real complaints about that.  We layered up and managed fine.

Friday our  early morning flight was about a half hour late arriving in Newark.  We couldn't check into the hotel (Park Central located across the street from Carnegie Hall and at the south end of Central Park), so just left our bags, found a restaurant for lunch and walked around the area.  Radio City was nearby our hotel as was Rockefeller Center - walk, walk, walk that was our mantra.  We ate at Patsy's Italian restaurant for dinner Friday and then walked over to see "Mama Mia."  Really, really fun.  Slept in on Saturday (7AM!)  After breakfast, we took a cab to the Empire State Building.  Beautiful views - but coooooold out on the roof!!  Walked to ABC Carpet - a very neat building filled with stuff - not just carpets - decorative things for the home, etc.  Had hot chocolate to warm up.  Walked to the Artist District (about 8+ blocks or so away).  Very avante garde stuff - I didn't get most of it.  Richard's eyes are still glazed over!  Viewed the construction going on at Ground Zero and then took the subway back to our hotel for a toes up for an hour or so - walked to St. Patrick Cathedral for Mass and subway to China Town for dinner.

On Sunday, we hit a couple of flea markets in Hell's Kitchen.  After lunch, we walked over to see "Billy Elliott" and got back to the hotel in time for Richard to watch the last quarter of the Bear's game - too bad they lost!  After the game, we enjoyed a New York style pizza at a nearby place (IMO - not as good as a Chicago pie!!)  Monday morning we toured the NBC Studios.  We didn't see any celebs, but did see the set of Saturday Night Live, Dr. Oz (I haven't a clue) and Jimmy Fallon (sp?)  Richard went back to the hotel while I took a walk in Central Park.  Snow everywhere - it was glorious!  The flight back to Naples Monday night was on time and uneventful - always a plus!

We packed a lot of sightseeing into our 4 day weekend.

This digital journal page was created in Photoshop Elements using pictures from our trip.  (I scanned the city map, Metro ticket, play bill and entry ticket.) Our photo was taken on the top of the Empire State Building - it was frigid up there!

Visit Pink Saturday for more inspiration.


Char said...

Happy Anniversay Pat to you and yours. Sounds like you had a wonderful time together. Happy Pink Saturday and a very Happy Valentine's Day too, Char

Tammy@beatrice banks said...

Your trip sounds fabulous! Believe it or not, I've never been to NYC. It's on my list. I blogged about Paris today. Would love to go there too but NYC would probably be a little more in my reach.
Happy PS!

Lynn said...

Happy Anniversary belatedly. I am originally from upstate NY and now live in Tampa Bay area Florida. I have not been to NYC in years. This will age me, but I loved doing the Worlds Fair in NYC in 1964, lol. Blessings.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Pat Sweetie...
Oh my Happy Anniversary as well. I guess January was a great time for many to get married. (DH And I celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary January 16th.)

Oh you walked your little tootsies off all over New York. I would so love to see Central Park and walk through or take a carriage ride. It has always sounded so romantic.

I love the photo of you two from the Empire State Building. I bet it was cold up there. Yikes.

Hope you have a beautiful weekend and that you are warm in your place in this big world. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

A late Happy Anniversary...You celebrated in a wonderful way and it sounds like a trip you will always remember!
I can only imagine how cold it was on top of the Empire State Building! Your picture up there is great!
Glad you had saw so much and had such a wonderful and safe time!

Pam said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip. Great photo collage.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Light and Voices said...

Happy Anniversary! You certainly are talented to be able to create a journal page using Photoshop Elements. No clue here how!
Joyce M

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Happy Anniversary, Pat! Sounds like a great trip.

Happy Pink Saturday :O)

Cat & Cricket said...

Happy Pink! Happy Anniversary! Yeh for you!
I live right near the big apple..but I am heading south in a few days.. this cold is killing me!
So glad you a wonderful time!

Cindy Lew's Studio said...

Happy Anniversary and congrats on 20 years:-)How cool to celebrate in NY. How fun!!!

I found you on Pink Saturday and loved your little icon. Thanks for sharing.

Warm Regards, CindyLew

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Just dropped in to say Happy Pink Saturday! Enjoyed visiting your blog. I LOVE New York City. Another friend and I took our mutual friend there for her 50th BD. Had a blueish. Blessings, Debbie

Jean said...

Happy anniversary. Sounds like you had an amazing time.

Jean Hart said...

Happy Anniversay,
It sounds like a wonderful trip. I enjoyed reading about your adventure. I would love to travel with you.
I am now following you and invite you to my site.
I am an artist too, and if you would like to learn more about me I invite you to my art website.
You are very inspiring.

Amisha said...

Congrats on the anniversary! I love visiting NYC too. Central park, the Met museum, Rockefeller center - all great places. And i have toured the NBC studio too, isn't it fun?

Genie said...

Happy Anniversary. I am awed by what you were able to do with Photoshop. I am taking a class at the moments so will have to ask my teacher to help me to give it a try. The way it turned out is very pleasing and interesting to the eye.