Monday, December 7, 2009

New York, New York - A Heck of a Town!

What a wonderful whirlwind of a weekend we had! I said to Deb yesterday, on the train coming home, that I couldn't believe we had planned it for so long and it was over so quickly. We certainly made the most of our time there. I think I left off somewhere in the middle of the night the morning we were leaving. Although no one slept much, we were up and ready to go at the appointed time. Kacy was excited, and spent some important time the night before preparing to look her best.

She is really a good sport. She knew when I took this picture that it would end up on my blog, but she didn't mind at all.

We arrived at the train station with plenty of time, but the wait didn't seem that long and before we knew it, we were on the train speeding (well, maybe not speeding) along to New York.

I'd been sleeping, so I think that might account for the hairstyle. At this point, we were travelling along the Hudson River and I was pointing out the sights to Kacy. I really enjoy this train ride.

Our hotel was directly across from Penn Station, making it really easy to get from the train to the hotel. Check-in, was a little less convenient, but after a wait in line, finding out that we couldn't check in, and stashing our bags (for $4 each) in the luggage room, we were off and exploring.

They both loved the bright lights, hustle and bustle and excitement of Times Square. And then we travelled on to...

Radio City Music Hall where we would go on Friday to see the famous Christmas Show with the Rockettes. Next was.....

Rockefeller Center. This was such fun. We saw the tree, the crowds of people, the ice skaters, the angels, toy soldiers, etc., etc.

From there we walked down Fifth Avenue to St. Patrick's Cathedral, Saks 5th Avenue, to Central Park where we took a horse drawn carriage ride around the park. It was a balmy and lovely evening and the ride was such fun. We walked down into the park to watch some more ice skating. I was dying for some coffee so we stopped at an outdoor Kris Kindle Mart - sorry, no luck. But before we knew it, we were walking into a Starbuck's for some yummy coffee treats.

By this time, we were pretty tired. We did manage to have some dinner and stop at Macy's before going back to the hotel and to bed. Stay tuned for day two of "Kacy Meets NYC."

~Hippo Hugs~


Renie Burghardt said...

Oh, love the pictures! And I love New York City, althought it's been a while. I will show Eileen your pictures/blog Wednesday, when I see her. She will be so envious of you gals. I have a new laptop (birthday present from my kids) with wireless High Speed Internet now, I just have to get used to this new Windows 7.

It does look and sound like you had a blast. Looking forward to the rest of the pictures.



Laura said...

OH!!! These pictures SO make me want to go back! Right now!!

Monogram Queen said...

Looks like an awesome time! I would have loved the train ride too. This is something I definitely need to surprise my sister with!

Mississippi Songbird said...

Cool Post!
Just wanted to tell you Merry Christmas! I have only been to NYC while it was raining, and that was back before the towers fell..

I want to do again sometime.. I bet it is beautiful at Christmas time..
Bunches of hugs...

Tracy said...

Can I be your niece???

Faye said...

Pam, I enjoy taking the train and seeing all those great sights in NY thru your eyes! What a fun place to visit! BTW, you look great considering you've had so little sleep...and your hair is beautiful, with lots of bounce still in it after a sleep. Mine tends to go straight out from my head making for some very interesting
Can't wait to read part 2 of the trip :)

Cheryl Wray said...

What WONDERFUL pictures!!!

Would you adopt me as your niece? I've never been to NYC, but surely want to!

Midlife Mom said...

Great post Pam! Loved seeing all of the pictures that you took, made me want to go back to NY and see the sights. Haven't been in years but the Hubs went last year on business and walked around, calling me every couple of hours to tell me about the things he was seeing. I too love Rockefeller Center and all the skaters! What a wonderful time of year to go, can't wait to see part two of your trip!!!!!!! Again, great post!

Dagmar said...

Hi Pam
Great story and photos looks like you had a great time!