Saturday, April 30, 2011

Sisterchicks in New York City....Day 1

Here's the beginning of my posts about New York City!

I am overwhelmed thinking about trying to record each & every detail, and know I will leave out way too many, but I will try to do the trip justice.

And so we begin:

Thursday, April 14, 2011:

I met Cindy around 4:30 in the parking lot of a (closed) Starbucks and picked her up, then we headed to the airport. Our flight was around 7:00 a.m. We were tired but excited to begin our NYC adventure.

Melissa & Mary Beth arrived in NY about 8:30 ET, with Cindy & I arriving about 11:30. We went straight to the hotel in a cab (interesting adventure) and they met us in the lobby. Screams & hugs for all!

We got our stuff in our hotel room then we headed out to Little Italy to find Lombardi's for a late lunch. We began learning how to navigate the subway system which is really a lot of fun if you know what you're doing.

We enjoyed our 1st meal in NYC at Lombardi's. Since it was a late lunch, the pizzas were large, and we had a dinner reservation later, we opted to share 1 which worked out well throughout our trip..sharing meals. (Leaves more room for desserts later!) :)

Times Square is a fun place to explore....

China Town....did a little "shopping" while there. ;) It is a neat area to explore, lots of interesting people & things to see.

Little Italy....yum....cannolis!

The flowers & trees in NY were so beautiful! I think this was near Washington Square & Greenwich Village?? I'd like to go back to this area.

Our dinner reservations that night were at MESA GRILL, Bobby Flay's restaurant. I found it to be very yummy! There are pictures of pretty much every food we ate the whole time we were there, but I think one of the BEST things we had there was the Mushroom Quesadilla. It was so FULL of flavor. I'm not a huge "eat a mushroom" kind of a person, but it was soooo good, and it had the fried egg on top. Yum! This is a NM tradition that had to grow on me over time...putting fried eggs on tops of enchiladas, etc.....but it has, and this was really good.

M&M's World in Times Square is so neat!

The Disney Store was huge & neat.

The Hershey store...really cool!

Times Square at night is something else....anytime really!

Junior' must try it. I'm just sayin'.......

So, that pretty much sums up Day 1. This seems sadly lacking, but it is what it is for now. Day 2 coming.......

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