Aaron and I took a trip to New York to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary thanks to a very generous gift from Janet & Guy!
Day 1: We walked around a lot the first day checking out midtown Manhattan. Below Aaron is checking out Times Square.
We ran into an old friend and had to take a photo for Elijah. As soon as we took this Elmo insisted that we tip him. Should have seen that one coming.
We decided to see a matinee performance of Wicked. It was incredible!
In the evening, the stars aligned and we were able to get tickets to see a concert at Carnegie Hall presenting several of Steve Reich’s pieces that had been sold out for months. One was a premiere of a piece he wrote about 9/11.
Day 2: The next day we had the most amazing breakfast at a little French cafe called Maison.
I’d been craving a croissant and was delighted to find a delicious, authentic French croissant!
Then took a tour bus all around downtown to see the sights. It was the perfect day to sit on the top deck of a bus and drive around. There was a bike race that day and so the bus was rerouted a bit. We ended up getting to see a lot more of ground zero than the tour normally does. This is one of the new towers being built.
This piece of art in battery park was pulled from the wreckage in a ball just like this.
After lunch, another matinee Broadway performance. This time we went to see The Book of Mormon. It is a brand new show by the creators of South Park. Aaron is a big fan of South Park and was so excited to see it. Afterward, he couldn’t stop smiling.
In the evening we took a dinner cruise aboard the Bateaux. It was lovely! This is our boat.
Sunset on the stern.
My hot date!
Photo turned out weird, but this was our table by the window.
Off the stern after dark. Again weirdness with lights.
View from our table.
After this we headed back to our hotel room to find out about the death of Bin Laden. It was crazy! We’d just seen ground zero 12 hours before.
Day 3: The next morning we took a tour of the NBC studios. We saw the Nightly News Desk where Brian Williams had been on the night before. It was very cool. I love NBC! Below, looking up at 30 Rock.
View from the Top of the Rock of Central Park
View of the Empire State Building.
Our last stop was at MOMA. Below is a cool cloud piece.
Starry Night, for Guy.
Exhausted from a fun but jam packed weekend we waved goodbye to The Big Apple and headed home to see our sweet little boy!