Wednesday, May 21, 2014

New York City

Zeb and I had a fun long weekend in NYC!  Since we didn't have our kiddos with us, I didn't take too many pictures and the ones I did take tend to be awkward selfies!  When our plane landed on Thursday evening, we went to Eataly.  This is one of Mario Batali's places and it was really cool.  Zeb described it best as a Whole Foods on steriods but for Italian food.  It was a market and had lots of restaurants.  We walked around for a bit before deciding on a pizza/pasta restaurant.  It was yummy!

Friday it rained ALL day!  We were prepared for it and I had my boots and raincoat so it didn't slow us down too much!  We walked around that morning before eating brunch at Sarabeth's!  That was a must for us!

After a long nap, I decided to go for a walk in the rain!  I think I went about 5 miles, but I love this view of NYC!  I came back drenched and ready for a HOT shower! I was filthy dirty from all the wind and rain!

 One of the places that was recommended to us just so happened to be in the same block as our hotel.  That was really nice because the rain was turning into storms that night!  It was called Remi!

Saturday morning I had a blast!  I went to a Soul Cycle class!  This is a suped up spin class.  I was so nervous because I read that it was for the top 1% both physically and financially. Neither of which I am!  I definitely couldn't afford to do it as regular exercise but I could for one time!  I am so glad I got over my nerves and did it!  

 Saturday evening we did a bus tour of downtown.  This was just a comedy of errors. It took an hour longer than expected because the usually bad NY traffic was even worse than normal.  It was our tour guides FIRST tour!  She read the whole thing and her left and rights were confused the whole time.  And...I haven't decided yet if this was good or bad, but halfway through her mic went out and we couldn't hear her! Dinner that night was a Bar Americano.

 And dessert was a Magnolia Bakery!
 The next morning we decided to brave the whole bus tour thing again.  This time was much better!  We went uptown!  Our tour guide had been doing it for 14 years and he was great!

 Cathedral of Saint John the Divine--absolutely gorgeous!  Just stone upon stone!

lunch was pizza at Don Antonio's

Wicked!  Oh my! So good--already trying to figure out how I can see it again!

We walked around the Upper East Side after the play and ate at a place called Maya!  Now...this is how a tapa bar is supposed to be!  So So Good!

Monday morning we left the hotel before 6 so that we could get home and celebrate my birthday with these three!  Thank you Dominique for my cake! It was delicious and a great surprise!

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