Sunday, August 14, 2011

Tag, You're it!!!

Tag, You're it!

So my sister Tagged me in April and I am just now getting to this...Sorry guys I am trying to get back into blogging.

Places I Go: (how sad am I, I have no life!)
1. Work

2. Target

3. Grocery Store

4. Chick-fil-a

Favorite Smells:

1. Clean Laundry
2. Mom's Peach Cobbler
3. Rain

4. Bacon

TV Shows:
1. Beverly Hills 90210 (the original)
2. Lost

3. Grey's

4. How I met your mother

1. Harry Potter (all of them)
2. How to lose a guy in 10 days

3. Gone with the Wind

4. Giant


1. Tell the people you love that you love them everyday.
2. Don't take life too seriously, you will never get out alive.

3. Remember that God will never take you where the Grace of God cannot protect you.

4. Get excited over small thing, there aren't enough big events in life!

Favorite Things To Do:

1. Go to sporting events
2. Play cards with family and friends
3. Laying out by a pool

4. Reading


1. Rudeness

2. People not acknowledging you when you are speaking to them

3. Slow drivers

4. People talking during tv shows or movies

Friends To Tag: (This means you answer these same questions on your blog!)

1. Rachel

2. Amy
3. Lori

4. Natalie

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Without further adieu our NYC trip!!!

I'm sorry I am so bad at Blogging...its been what 4 months...SORRY, they have gone by so fast! Hopefully I can catch you up on what has happened since then in the coming weeks.

We got there Thursday afternoon and that night we went and ate dinner with a friend of mine that I met when I lived there that worked with my sister, Amy. We had a great time catching up and ending up walking around Times Square after and ending up finding the Soup Nazi from Seinfield.
NO Soup for YOU!

Friday we went on a bus tour of uptown. We got to see where John Lennon was shot, Grants tomb, Harlem, and Museum mile, plus many more. It was raining so we didn't take many pictures that day and didn't get off the bus but it was good to see all of these places. That night we ate at Gallaghers and went and saw WICKED! Dinner was good, but we decided we don't like steak that is aged. WICKED was awesome and I loved it! This is the only picture of that day.
On Saturday we woke up and rode the downtown loop of the bus tour and had stops like Empire State Building, Flat Iron building, Ground Zero, China Town, Little Italy, and tons more.
We got off at the Empire State Building, but since the line was too long, we decided to go to Macy's instead. They were having a Flower show and it was so cool. Here are some pics.
They were so pretty...We went all the way up to all the floor and there were a ton, at about the 6th floor the escalators change and Chris with his construction background absolutely loved what we found. It was the first that we had ever seen...what were they you ask...Wooden Escalators! They were actually really cool and it was neat to go back in time like that!
After that we walked around, we saw the Flat Iron building, but one of the things I wanted to do was see Chelsea Market, Greenwich Village & the Meat Packing District. So we walked from the Empire State building all the way there, and let me tell you it wasn't a short walk either! Chelsea Market was so cool Chris and I were both glad that we took that extra time to do it. After that we got back on the Bus and went to see the Financial District, Ground Zero, Battery Park and the Statue of Liberty...we didn't get off b/c we were tired from our trek and we wanted to see more of NYC then just the major attractions that take half a day since we didn't have a long time there...but it was cool to see from the Bus. We did get off though at China Town and Little Italy and ate a late lunch there, OMGoodness it was so amazing we decided next time we go we may eat there the entire time.
After our lunch we hopped back on the bus and rode it up to Rockefeller Center. At this point we did what was one of my favorite things of the trip...Since we decided not to go up to the top of the Empire State Building we decided to do something neither of us had done before...We went to the TOP OF THE ROCK! Oh my it was amazing, having officially been to both I can honestly say that my all time fav is the ROCK! We were able to see everything, the SoL, Chrysler building, ESB, and most of all Central Park. You dont have as good of view of Central Park from the ESB as you do the rock. I was so glad that we did this! Here are a couple of my fav pics...
Empire State BuildingStatue of Liberty
Central Park
Us at Top of the Rock with ESB! One of my fav pics from the trip!

After this we went and took a nap. For Dinner that night we went to Hells Kitchen and ate at a restaurant there. Again great food. Before bed we went back to Times Square for a pic since we hadn't gotten one yet and it was our last night.
Sunday, was my favorite day b/c we didn't have anything planned and we were able to just walk around...and when I say walk...I mean walk. We started at our hotel which was on 8th and 47th...we walked to a little place on 9th and 42nd to eat crepes for breakfast and then decided to make our way to Central Park. My entire goal was to see "The Boathouse". Since watching 27 dresses, Sex in the City and countless other movies I just wanted to see it. Turns out it was like 2 miles...I had no idea! Luckily on the way we got to see Columbus Circle and stop in a few shops, and Strawberry Fields in Central Park. We we finally stumbled on the Boathouse I had no ideal what all was around it. It was like I had stumbled onto the best Movie set EVER!!!!
The Boathouse is in the Background, but the fountain, can we say, Hitch and The Wedding Planner and how about this one, it is opposite the fountain
Can we Say Home Alone 2 where he is getting chased! I was in heaven finding this!
From here we walked another 2 miles to Grand Central Station, which we found the NY Public Library on the way....Amy had told us about the Whispering Walls at GCS outside of the Oyster BarThey are so cool! This is how it works, if one person stands facing the corner and the other person faces the corner diagonally across from you and you whisper into the corner you can hear the other person!!! Chris and I did this and it was so cool! We were so impressed! I am so glad we made this little stop! After GCS we stopped by the Library...Chris was so glad we did b/c he loved the architecture and design of it, I was mad at myself after b/c I found out that the original Characters from Winnie the Pooh were there and I missed them! I loved them growing up!
New York Public Library

After this it was time for us to head back to the hotel and then to the airport. In total we walked like 5 miles that day and who know how many throughout the trip but it was worth it. We got one last pic of 5th Ave one of my favorite Streets.See all those CABS ! That's NYC for you!
All in all it was a great way to celebrate my 30th Birthday! Thanks to my amazing husband for setting it all up and surprising me with it! It was a great visit and can't wait to go back! I think next time we will stay Downtown and see what all it has to offer. Have a great day!