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!
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