Monday, December 13, 2004

New York City Part 2

We of course were up late on Saturday. LOL
Had breakfast delivered which was great. Meant none of us had to get moving quickly in the morning.
When we finally made it out of the house the kids and I went shopping. The girls wanted to go to H&M. So we did. Brian of course went to Fye. I stayed outside on the street and bought a Prada backpack from a guy on the street. LOL
After everyone was finished shopping we walked around. The kids wanted to go to the restaurant Serendipity. They new it from the movie Serendipity. We didn't get to eat there because there was a 4 hour wait. We did get to eat at a lovely pizza place. The kids had a great time walking around looking at all the sites.
We were starting to head to Times Square to meet our friends. I called them to see where they were, they had just gotten off the Staten Island Ferry and were going to eat. So we walked around some more. Looked at the Bloomingdales windows. They are Phantom of the Opera. My girls can't wait for the movie to come out. Fiona wanted a T-shirt. So we went inside. She decided not to buy one when she found out it was $68.
We then made our way up to Times Square. We walked up and down Times Square. Went into Toys 'R Us. Went down to the Late Show. Had a great and tiring time. Never did meet up with our friends. Just so many people. It would have been impossible to meet up with them. Didn't make it back to my friends house until midnight. We were very tired but the kids had a great time.
Sunday was our last day. We planned to take our luggage with us. My friend thought we were crazy and offered to meet us later and drive us to the airport. That was a great gift from her. Never mind letting all of us stay at her place.
So we took the bus down 5th Ave to Central Park. We got off the bus at the southern end of the park and had a great time walking around. It was a beautiful day. Sunny and warm. I was saying if we had a summer day in San Francisco like that we would be in heaven. We got to see the Carosel, everyone ice skating and the zoo. Time just didn't permit us to do anymore than walk around and look at everything. It was fun and realxing and we say the next time we come to New York we will spend more time in the park.
We then made our way to Grand Central Station where we had something to eat and met up with our friend.
She drove us to JFK. I was exhauted sitting in traffic and I have no idea how she was able to drive in it.
I am so glad she drove us. We were able to get there without any hassel and we even had time to relax after we went thru security. The trip home was good. I even had a nap on the plane.
We arrived home around midnight
The kids are anxious for their next trip.
It was great fun going with them. I'm glad they came and will travel with them in the future. They are great fun.

4 comments:

Nancy said...

Belated birthday wishes!!

It sounds like you had a fabulous time in New York! I haven't been yet, but I can't wait to make it back there someday. :-)

Nancy
http://goteweinstitches.blogspot.com

Christina said...

Dympna,

It sounds like you had a great time in New York! Now I want to go. :) Unfortunately mu husband isn't a fan of the place so I don't think I'll be getting back anytime soon. Anyhow, I'm glad you had fun!

Happy Belated Birthday!

~ Christina
http://warmfuzzyknits.blogspot.com

Lynnette said...

$68 for a t-shirt???!??!!!

Anonymous said...

Sunday was our last day. We planned to take our luggage with us. My friend thought we were crazy and offered to meet us later and drive us to the airport. That was a great gift from her. Never mind letting all of us stay at her place.
Dympna, i've been a bit behind.. thank you- you are so sweet! i loved it- was so happy for the company.. but so sorry that i feel asleep early that nite.. :-) Karola