Saturday, June 12, 2010

Start Spreading the News......

Our family was fortunate enough to go to New York City a couple of days after school got out. Mike attended a conference relating to work so airfare for the three of us is what we just had to pay. Since our flight left so early in the morning I decided to get a night at the Marriott up by our airport so we wouldn't have to get up so early or fly so far. (On a good day, we can get there in 30 minutes). So we did some swimming and hot tubbing then had dinner at Houlihans.

However, we got to the airport the next morning, got loaded onto the plane but had to get back off. Our flight into Detroit was delayed an hour because they had fog. We then had another delay at Detroit. When we finally arrived (3 hours after we should have), the girls got their first subway ride. It was slick. In all the sightseeing we did I think we rode most every subway they had. We checked into our penthouse condo at the Beekman Condominiums. I found it for much less than a hotel and we had a full kitchen! The girls thought it was awesome. The first floor was the kitchen and living room. Up the curved staircase was the bedroom and bathroom. Then up one more flight of stairs was the private balcony. Notice we had Johnny Rockets right across the street? We wanted to try Nathans Famous Hot Dogs but were actually unimpressed with them. Last we had to stop at The Food Emporium for a few groceries to last us that week.
First full day of touristy stuff. We did the Statue of Liberty, and ate lunch at this marvelous cafe on Ellis Island. We walked around Ground Zero (do you remember where you were on 9/11? We were driving back to Utah from Disneyland). Walked around Times Square and got the last Manhattan Night Tour out. Top of the double decker bus was kind of breezy and cold. The girls ended up falling asleep.
We decided not to go up in the Empire State Building to see the city, because we wanted to SEE the Empire State Building. So we decided on Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center. 64 stories up gave an awesome view of the city. Took the subway to see the Manhattan Temple and a cute couple was coming in to do a session so they offered to take our picture. It was pretty amazing that once you walked up the stairs from the subway exit ~ bam: theres the temple. Went to Hard Rock Cafe for lunch, M&M World for fun stuff, Times Square again, and then to see The Lion King. There was also this quaint establishment across the street from the condo called Ritz Diner. We ate "dinner" there at midnight. I was amazed about how many people were still out walking their dogs, eating, or just socializing at midnight, on a Tuesday no less. Don't these people work?
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Shannon said...

Wow, you guys know how to party! So glad you could go do so many fun things as a family.