Saturday, June 23, 2007

I Love New York!


We had a blast today. The weather was perfect, clear skies and about 70 degrees. We ended up driving into the City....I'm a pro now! Some guy in our hotel told us it was really easy to drive over, and park right after we got out of the tunnel. BUT, he told us the wrong tunnel to take! We ended up in Lower Manhattan right by Ground Zero, when we thought we'd end up by the Port Authority. It worked out well because we decided we wanted to see Ground Zero...after only 2 trips around the block we found a parking spot, and we spent a few minutes looking at the remains of the Twin Towers (I'm glad I went...thanks for encouraging me to see it!).



After that we headed to mid-town to Port Authority and the Theatre District. That was the scariest part of the drive, but we made it without incident (the cab drivers are INSANE!). Before the Lion King, we wandered around Times Square and Broadway and ate lunch in an Irish Pub.



The show was awesome! The costumes are amazing! I can't even describe it. We weren't that impressed with the voices on a couple of the actors, but Rafiki and Timon were awesome! Virginia and I took a picture outside of the theatre...




Central Park was next on our list of things to see, so we headed north up 7th Avenue. There was a huge street fair going on, and we walked right through it. We saw all kinds of things from food to crafts to sheet sets! AND THEN, we were getting ready to cross the street when I heard someone yell, "Sally!!" I turned around to see a guy that I used to work with in Bakersfield! How crazy is that?? We stopped and chatted for a few minutes, and then we waved goodbye and started walking again.

Central Park was gorgeous! And it was packed, but here we are...



Here's Virginia and her hubby, Scuba Steve...


We walked down 5th Avenue next, where we saw Bergdorf Goodman, Louis Vuitton, Trump Tower, Prada, Tiffany, and tons of other cool places. Oh, and we saw Playboy Enterprises, too.



We stopped at the Rink Bar in Rockefeller Plaza for a drink and to rest our weary feet. Then we found a quaint Itailian place on 9th Avenue for dinner, and I finally got my NY Pizza...served by a very large Italian man. It was so yummy!

We were exhausted by the time we finished dinner, and then we realized that we'd been gone for almost 11 hours already! It was a great day, but there is so much more I want to see! Buddies, we HAVE to come here for our next big trip...I love it!

7 comments:

SueZQue said...

Ooooohh! I'm soooooooooo jealous!! I hope I get to go there someday... Hope you have lots of pics for me to see-- see you in a week! :-)

Terri said...

your trip pics look awesome and I too am jealous! Enjoy the rest of your trip.

Christine said...

Hey Sally! Just sitting here reading your blog and Mikayla saw your picture and said who is that?? And I said that's Miss Sally who went to the zoo with us and she said oh, it's looks like she grew some hair and maybe changed the color a little bit!!!=)Sounds like you are having a great time (now that you have hair)! The buddies should totally go to NY sometime!!!

abbagirl74 said...

Hi Sally. I stop by your blog on a regular basis, but don't tend to leave comments. I am going to NYC in September and I can't wait. Your pictures and descriptions are awesome. Hope you are having a wonderful time.

Overwhelmed! said...

Wow, it sounds liek you're having a blast! I've never been to NY so I'm really glad you're sharing pictures!

Have a great trip! Post more pictures! :)

KingJaymz said...

(In my best Napoleon Dynamite voice) "Lucky. That's pretty sweet." Looks like you're having a great time. I'm jealous, but happy for you.

Blessings

Paulette said...

Virginia looks so great...When is she due? Say hi for me! Looks so fun. A trip for us is definitely a must!