Wednesday, October 20, 2010

These Streets Will Make You Feel Brand New...Big Lights Will Inspire You...

Let's hear it for NEW YORK!

Dave and I just got back from a fabulous trip to New York City. Dave's sister lives in the City and he had never been so we decided a fall trip was in order. I hadn't been back to the city since my sister moved a year and a half ago and I had been going through serious withdrawals! I was so excited to visit my sister in law, Kate, and show Dave all that NYC had to offer. This post is a complete photo overload but it's my blog :) so I want to document it while I can still remember it! ha!

On our tourist trip we: ate great food, saw Promises, Promises on Broadway, walked the Brooklyn Bridge, went to Wall Street, Ground Zero, St. Paul's Chapel, went on a sunset cruise on the Hudson, went to Yankee Stadium and spread Texas Ranger good karma, Grand Central Station, Central Park, Magnolia Bakery, NYU, Top of the Rock, the Flat Iron Building....I can't even think of it all right now. Basically everything touristy you can think of. Dave has now been to NYC! And I even got to do things I hadn't done before. It was fabulous, fabulous and here is a little glimpse into our vacation....

This is the Gramercy area near Kate's apartment...I loved the Farmer's Markets! (This FM was in Union Square)

I could have spent all day reading the notes and drawings sent to the firefighters after 9/11. I loved how they were displayed in St. Paul's Chapel

We had perfect weather! I had never walked the Brooklyn Bridge before so that was fun!

We saved Central Park for Sunday because it was forecasted to be a beautiful day. Boy were they right! It was close to 70 and sunny. No jackets needed. That's the first time that has EVER happened to me in NYC. I loved going this time of year.

We decided to take a few pictures in the Park and when I asked Dave to sit down he thought he was super funny man. Little did he know Kate was taking pictures of his antics.

We heard about his desire for a "street dog" for 2 days so thankfully he finally got his wish!

Ahhh..Magnolia. It was decorated so cute for Halloween! And they had cupcakes for Breast Cancer Awareness month!

Probably my favorite activity was our booze cruise sunset sail on the Hudson. Gorgeous views, great company, fantastic weather and generous pours of champagne!
We spent our last day in Rockefeller Center and going to the "Top of the Rock" to see the city. I love you New York! Can't wait to come back!

Kate, thank you for being an amazing hostess and tour guide! Love you!

22 comments:

melissa said...

Wow - what a fantastic trip! You guys sure got in a whole bunch of NYC fun! Such beautiful pictures, too! Your hair looks gorgeous, btw. Like, perfect, in every picture. How do you manage that? I'm jealous.

Cherish @ Southern Soulmates said...

Of all the places of I've been, have never been to NYC!! Crazy! Your pics are amazing-so happy y'all had a blast. I'll have to go someday-my farmer/veterinarian husband has no desire to go there, so we shall see. A girl can dream, though! xoxo

Tiffany said...

Great pictures! Looks like you had a fun trip :)

Sara said...

What a great weekend! I love NYC! You guys did SO much! I love all your pictures. I'm so jealous!

Polish and Pearls said...

I'd love to take a trip to visit up there! I've never been, but your great pics have kind of eased my fear of it being this crazy, huge, hustle bustle type of place, lol!

Virginia Belle said...

It looks like you had an amazing trip! All of the pictures are great and I love the one's of y'all in central park!

Liz said...

The CP pics are my FAVE. I love those!

And LOOOOOOVE the Booze Cruise. I mean.... wasn't it the greatest?! Daniel still talks about how fun it was.

High Heeled Life said...

Wonderful photos.. truly captured how wonderful time you all had... HHL

Jessica said...

Your pictures are so great! Looks like you had a blast. I'm jealous! I've never been to NYC.

Jillian said...

what a fun trip!! And those pictures are awesome!!

Lori said...

Oh, I LOVE looking at your pictures.
Beautiful. I've been to New York years ago, but it was during winter and FREEZING.

Beautiful pictures! I'm your newest follower by the way.

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kate mendenhall said...

loooove that weekend. thanks for coming.
p.s. found my metro card ;)

Kat said...

love love love the pics! Looks like you guys had an awesome time

Lauren said...

Looks like a great trip!! I love all your pictures and the weather looked fabulous. Yay for fun fall trips!!

Anonymous said...

I have been blog stalking you for a while and today I just had to comment. We recently moved back to Texas from NYC and your post made me miss it so much! You are right - this is absolutely the best time of year there. glad you guys had such a great trip.

Heather said...

Such beautiful pictures!! I can't wait to visit NYC!

katie newton said...

OK, so all of my pics from Top of the Rock are with my hair in my face from all the crazy wind up there!!! Meanwhile yours looks perf! Not cool. :) LOVED all your pics!!!

Kate (Southern-Belle-Simple) said...

what a wonderful trip this must have been! i'm so glad you stopped over at my blog so i could find yours too! i can't wait to get to know you better via blogland! xoxo

Jax said...

Ohmygosh how fun! I've seriously wanted to go back to NYC so badly! THe last time I went was back when I was WAY younger and I didnt really understand how awesome the city truly is... Excellent photos from a fabulous trip it looks like!

Kristin said...

What killer photos! You're getting me super psyched for my Feb. NYC trip!

Heather said...

What an amazing trip! I like how you do these photo collages 0-- very cool. (Just discovered your blog- it's great!)

Camylla Leonardi said...

GORGEOUS photos!! Cant wait to go there :)