Friday, September 25, 2009

New York City

Yvan and I decided to have one last HURRAH as a couple sans kids...and because of wicked seat sales...we chose to go to

NEW YORK CITY!!!!


We absolutely fell in love with this city. You always hear people saying "New York is the greatest city on earth"...well they are pretty much bang on. I can say for me it was one the best cities I have ever visited..Yvan would probably say the same.

I have never visited a place so alive...you can feel it, see it, hear it, smell it! It is hard to put it in words so photos will have to do.

So, we took a ton of photos - it will take some time for me to post some of our favourites (there are a lot) and you might not want to see them all and if you want you can skip those posts feel free but there are some gooders and there will be a HUGE celebrity sighting (actually celebrities) that I think some will want to gander at....turns out I blend in quite well with the Paparazzi - ha!

We stayed in the Garment District -across the street from Madison Square Gardens and 2 blocks from Macy's. We were 2 or 3 blocks from 2 different subway lines and we used them a lot!!! The subway rocks!!!

Here is our trip! I think everyone should visit this city at least once!

Thursday night (arrival day)

View from the Empire State Building
A must see - especially at night - it really helped us get oriented and know what was where.


Lobby of the Empire State Building


September 11 - very sobering to be in New York on this 8th Anniversary. When we were getting ready in the morning we were watching the names being read down at the WTC. We didn't go - it was raining and we didn't want to be the tourists taking photos of people in mourning and rememberance.

There was a fire hall (Hook and Ladder 24) around the corner from our hotel and a Franciscan church across the street from the hall.
This photo was taken right after the service they had to honour the lives lost that day.








It was raining so we decided to hit a museum....hopped on the subway and ta da!

Natural Museum of History.


This place - HUGE - it could take you days to see it all - we spent a couple/three hours here and just visited the exhibits we really wanted to see.











We ended our day by going to see a taping of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon". For some reason we decided to walk the 20 blocks to Rockafeller Plaza where the NBC Studios are located. On a nice day it would be a lovely walk but it was raining hard and it was rush hour (which is why we walked too hard to get a cab). After a couple of umbrella blow outs we arrived - soaked!! They keep the studios quite cold because of the lights for the stage but we still enjoyed ourselves immensely.

Jimmy Fallon is AWESOME and nice to look at - his guest that night was Russell Brand.

That guy. Hilarious! We laughed our @#%#@ off!

Then we headed out for some of New York's best Italian - sigh!

The food in New York - Amazing! We ate a lot!

15 comments:

tobink said...

I'm glad you had such a great trip. Have been to NYC only once, but would love to go back. Hey, so I was watching Jimmy Fallon the night Russell Brand was on (love Russell Brand)! Cool that you got to see the show in person (despite the hypothermia).

Can't wait for the next installment of photos, etc.!

Karen

Dianne said...

What an awesome trip!! I love it! Glad you had such a great time.

Keep the stories coming... I have dreams of going there some day too! :)

Ramona said...

Thanks for sharing parts of your trip! I'm glad you were able to pass the time by having these adventures, although I don't want there to be enough time for you guys to go on another baby free trip before Ade comes home!!!
Ramona
who is trying to find something to fill her moments of going crazy while waiting for Oct today...

Rhonda, Kristin, Eden said...

I is jealous. That looks fabulously fun! And the view, most excellent!!

hazel said...

You saw Russell Brand live?? I am SO JEALOUS!!! Had I known I would have asked you to slip him my phone number. I'm not even kidding.

Also, NYC rocks! I've been a few times (not yet to the NMofH though). It helps to have family living there. Glad you loved the city and I look forward to seeing more of your pictures.

Brendan and Mary said...

I'm so glad to hear that you guys had such a great trip! Keep sharing stories and pictures!

Mary

Sarah said...

I keep hearing about how amazing New York is.... you're making this girl really jealous!! :) Can't wait for the celebrity photos.. woowee!

lyndsey&kevin said...

yay, Perfect timing!!! i can't wait to see them ALL. Please post them before my departure to NYC so I can enjoy and not miss a thing!!!!!!

Ima goin to NYC YAYAYAY

I want to see the celebs

lynds

DEBBIE said...

New York is on my bucket list...I am hoping to see it next year at christmas time...just
Rod and Me. I am so jealous!!
Debbie

Isabelle & Andre Boudreau said...

Happy you loved NYC! It's my favorite place in the world too!!

Rana and Yvan said...

Hey Isabelle!

I would love an invite to your blog.

r.wright@sasktel.net

Connie said...

Great photos! Thanks for posting. I would LOVE to go to New York. I had a very close pen pal in NYC when I was a kid and we wanted to visit each other in the worst way.

Darrell and Jess said...

those pictures are amazing and I'm looking forward to seeing more! Glad you had a good time!

Janice said...

So it was NYC! I loved it too when I went for the first time last year. Can't wait to go back and experience more of it. Was it easy to get tickets for Jimmy Fallon?

shauna said...

NYC!! I would love to see it someday! Good for you guys, looks like a great time and alot to see!