Saturday, May 07, 2016

NYC TRIP, PART TWO

We made it through this trip (Part One is here!) with no major catastrophes at home or abroad which felt like a major gift and victory.  It was delightful to travel, and though our trip was not relaxing, per se, it was a really nice change of pace.  We loved our hotel - Park Central.  It was located 3 blocks south of Central Park and four blocks north of Times Square.

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The second half of our trip took us to Central Park for a late lunch at The Boat House which was picturesque and had delicious food.

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We spent the rest of the afternoon wandering through Central Park.  The weather was pretty ick during our trip, but we made the best of it!

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After a lovely afternoon in the Park, we hoofed it back to our room to change for The Lion King.  We had really wanted to see Hamilton, but it is sold out through the year, and we did not win the daily lottery for tickets that 10,000 people enter.  (for real - that's in the FAQs)  The Lion King was an excellent and amazing backup choice, and we were blown away by how real the animals felt on stage.  So good.

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We went for pizza the size of my face and macaroons afterwards.  #winning

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Our last day was started with crepes, because duh.  Crepes are so good.

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We had all morning, and the first part of the afternoon, so we strategized to hit a few more spots before we headed home.  First stop - The Highline.  It's a deserted train platform made into a garden walkway, and it is such a fun destination.

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After spending not enough time there, we made our way to The Brooklyn Bridge that has excellent views of Manhattan.

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Our final stop before the airport was Grand Central Station.  I wish I could have seen it back when it was in full use as a massive train station - even now, it's spectacular - though my pictures don't capture that at all.  It was so overcast at this point in the day.

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I'm so thankful for the time with John and the fun that we were able to have together.  He really is my favorite travel partner of all time.  Our trip home was more eventful than we might have wished and included having to rebook our entire flight path through a different airport, boarding a plane only to have to deplane when it was taken out of service for a mechanical issue, hustling onto another flight where we waited on the tarmac for 45 minutes before finding out that we were 14th in line for take-off.  But - we made it home, safe and sound.

A huge special thanks and shout out to Dave and Lindsay who kept our precious kids along with their 8 week old foster son and lived to tell about it!!!

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