Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New York City & 25th Birthday!!!!

As you know from my previous post, we just got back from NYC on Monday night!  It was an AMAZING trip!!!!  It was so nice to get away because Jerrod and I haven't spent much time together because of his basketball season so it came at the perfect time!!  Sunday was also my 25th birthday so it was fun to be on vacation for my birthday...that's the first!

Here's the rundown of everything about our trip: visited my friend Joanna, tapas restaurant, our hotel at 5th Ave and 51st (perfect location!), hot dog stands, pizza, boat tour around Manhattan (thanks Jessica for surprising me with that!), Lion King on broadway (a must see!), times square, m&m store, starbucks daily because we were so cold, ground zero (that was surreal), the church across from ground zero, wall street, the bull, battery park, China town, lunch in Little Italy, bought a purse from someone on Canal St. (that has its own story), riding subways, crazy taxi drivers, walking, walking, walking, dinner at the Top of the World with amazing views, steaks and wine for my birthday, Empire State building/observatory, cheesecake at Carnegie deli, Central Park, snow, snow, snow, shopping on 5th Ave, FAO Schwartz, Apple, Tiffany & Co., Harry Winston, H&M, NBA store, Cartier, Dior (8 stories), Versace, Chanel, just to name a few, MACY's (holy cow!), NBC tour, Top of the Rock observatory (highly recommend), Rockefeller center, iceskating, Radio City, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Columbia University, Food Network, Jersey city, NJ, famous people's homes (Beyonce, Rockets owner, Hinz house, Leonardo Di Caprio, Trump, Richard Grier, just to name a few), cathedrals, stock exchange..... I think that's all....yes we fit all of that in, in only 3 days :)  It was an awesome time together!!!  Here are some pics from the trip...there are lots more on facebook!

Birthday dinner with my best girlfriends in Houston the night before we left :)

Dinner at the Tapas restaurant with Joanna, my New Yorker friend :)

Boat cruise going by the Statue of Liberty

There she is .....

Jerrod in front of the Brooklyn Bridge

View of "downtown"

On our way to the Lion King, passing through Times Square!

 It was about 5 degrees that night....these Texans were FREEZING!!!!
 Ground zero....

The church across the street from the twin towers.  This is where all the workers, firemen, etc came to take naps, eat, pray, read encouraging notes, etc.  This is also where George Washington was inaugurated.

At the corner of Broadway and Wall street!

NY Stock Exchange....

Battery Park...this was when I stopped having feeling in my toes!

This was in Battery park, and it's hard to tell, but this is the only thing left of the statue because of 9/11.

Literally across from our hotel, we walked out to this every day :)

View from the restaurant where we ate for my birthday dinner!  Jerrod did a great job picking it out for us!!!

After dinner on my bday!  2 years ago on my 23rd birthday we became "official" and married 8 1/2 months later :)

Empire State building observatory

Pretty bridge in Central Park

All the snow!!!!

Empire State building :)

View from the Top of the Rock (Rockefeller Center)

View of Central Park!  Notice all the frozen lakes...

That's all!  I hope we get to go back one day, but probably in the summer next time :)

1 comment:

  1. It looks like an awesome, fun filled trip!!! Happy be-lated birthday Amanda!!!