blog background

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

NYC stole our hearts........ Part 1

Brandon and I have been wanting to take a trip to NYC since we got married (well mainly me) haha.  He was on board about a year ago and we decided to start saving.  New York is somewhere we felt like we couldn't go if we were going to be strapped for cash.  I guess thats why it took us three years to get there.  Go big or go home right?!?! In December flights were so cheap we decided to just go for it.  We kept looking at the Marriott Marquis and the rates were out of control, but that was always our first choice.  We heard nothing but great things about this hotel and it was right in the heart of Times Square.... you cant go wrong there! That night we looked at hotel rates and they were so good we decided to just do it.  It was official we were finally going!!!!!!!  With Brandon being so busy with school and work, a trip is exactly what we needed....with NO baby!  We never saw Brandon. literally.  So we loved having something to look forward to.  We knew our Summer was going to be something new and different with moving to California and a vacay for the both of us was the best thing to start it off.  We packed up our house and headed to California for 4 months while the husband does an Internship for school.  It worked out great leaving Walker with my parents, especially our first time leaving him and we were leaving for a WEEK!!! ahhh.  I felt fine about leaving him until we were literally walking out the door.  He cried (Walker), I cried, we were a hot mess, but after about 24 hours we were both over and having so much fun in NY and he forgot all about us with all the attention from my family.  Anyways we did it and it was the best trip ever! We will never forget it and It may have taken us three years to go, but it was well worth it.  The food, the shows, the hotel, the subway, being the ultimate tourists, the shopping, and just exploring this big/little city together!  I can never thank Brandon enough for finally biting the bullet and letting us go.  We still talk about it and miss it so much.  If he wanted to move there I wouldn't even think twice, yes i LOVE it that much haha.  One thing we will never forget is all the things we did and how tired we were.  We cant even explain how worn out we were, but we couldn't stop.  So much to see and so much to do!  Could have easily stayed for three or four more days.  7 days was not enough in the big apple! I heart you NY...... until next time (there will be a next time)
I apologize for the worlds longest blog post, but I cant really sum this one up...

At LBC airport...redeye couldn't be more excited!!
We arrived at 6am and were so tired but full of excitement.  We went straight to my cousins house in queens (where we were staying for the night) rested for a bit and off the city we went. Came out of the subway and had NOOOO idea where we were.  Found our way to midtown and got on our bus tour, got soaked, ate lunch, walked around the biggest department store you would ever see (Macys). For dinner we ate in Queens near my cousins house and it was delicious NY food.
Grand Central Station
(colder than we thought, you may get sick of my yellow coat, I was) haha

So much energy in times Square!! 


 rained on us haha we were soaked
and freeeeezing
One of my most favorite days... LIVE WITH KELLY!!! so much fun and so fun to see the behind the scenes.  I watch her every morning while me and Walker have breakfast.  She is the cutest thing and so genuine.  We loved the Upper West Side.  The Manhattan temple is right by where we were and that was awesome to see.  We ate Breakfast at one of my favorite places, Cafe Lao, did our second day of the bus tour, ate at the famous Grays Papaya, and at night we walked around....oh and ran into Sarah Jessica biggie right?!?!

Isn't she pretty?!?!

Me and Kelly..... NBD

So yummy

Us at Kelly


A random pic of our view from our hotel room...

Gossip Girl anyone?


Friday was a BUSY day. Woke up tried to find our way down south to the 9/11 memorial.  We got tickets in advance and and so glad we did, it was AMAZING!!  so humbling and makes you  realize what these people went through.  From there we walked across the brooklyn bridge and ate at the famous Grimaldis for a late lunch (yummy), walked back, got ready for Wicked.  Brandon has never been to a broadway and absolutely loved it, so glad :)

North pool

Twin towers being rebuilt.....amazing

everyone who was in the buildings had their names around each pool and people would put these little wood tokens in them

this tree stood tall through everything and they replanted it in the memorial

The church where all the firefighters would go to rest or people would go if they were hurt.  Amazing that nothing happened to it

No comments:

Post a Comment