Thursday, October 6, 2016

New York City Recap {Days 2 and 3}

I'm back to finish recapping my weekend in NYC. If you missed day one check it out here

Day 2 was by far the busiest day I've had in a long time! We woke up early so that we could get to breakfast and start the day.

We went to breakfast and then headed out for some shopping in Times Square. After going to a few stores, including the huge Disney Store {Jack would have been in heaven}

we got a cab and headed down to the 9/11 memorial. It was beyond surreal to be there. The reflecting pools were huge and they went below the ground so far. It was a very neat experience to be able to stand there and think about all that had happened. We were able to look at several of the names engraved on the sides and I noticed that the responders {police officers, firemen, ect.} were written in gold lettering.

After we visited this we walked down the street and had lunch at Shake Shack. It was so good! I've heard about it but have never been. The burger and fries did not disappoint!

We then hopped a cab and headed to Grand Central Station to check it out and see what shops were around. This building was amazing, there were so many tunnels to the trains and the center of the building was beautiful! We also stopped at this cool market and I seriously had the best cookie I've ever had!

This is when the weirdest thing happened..We wanted to do some shopping on 5th avenue which was about 2 miles away. Since it was chilly and rainy we decided to get a cab instead of walking. We told the cab driver to take us to 124 5th ave. We start driving and I"m enjoying the scenery. Passing all kinds of high end stores. As we continue to drive I turn to Brooke and mention that I don't think we are going to the right place. The drive should have only taken 5-10 min and by this time its been 15. She casually mentions to the cab driver and he says that we are going the right place and it is up ahead. Well another 10 minutes later and I realize we are definitely not where we are supposed to be! Long story short, he took us to the intersection of 124 and 5th ave..not the street address!! We were in Harlem! After the cab driver was totally aggravated with us and finally turned his attitude around when we told him we weren't from NYC we ended up back where we needed to go. Just a mere 45 minutes and $40 later! I did get to see Central Park and Museum Mile. Which was fun to see! 

 Central Park

 The steps for the MET Gala 

A little afternoon shopping later we decided to go get blow outs at a dry bar before our dinner reservations! This was a fun and relaxing treat after doing tons of walking all day. My feet were sore and I was ready to sit!

We headed back to the hotel to change and head to dinner at West Bank Cafe. It was a cute little cafe! After dinner was time to head to our final show! We saw Kinky Boots. It was so good!! I loved it and am for sure putting it on my list of shows to see again!

After the show was over about 10:30 we headed to Serendipity Cafe {has been on my bucket list for years}. We had to try the frozen hot chocolate. It was really good, but honestly, reminded me of a regular milk shake and not something I would want to wait 3 hours for. Thankfully we didn't have a wait! 

Another post midnight bedtime for me. A quick glance at my watch and I realized we had walked over 14,500 steps and 7 miles!

We got up early Sunday and headed to breakfast before leaving for the airport. We got to the airport in record time and each had about 2 hours before our flights. Due to being in different concourses we weren't able to visit with each other for that time. Thankfully I ran into one of my teacher friends who happened to be in NYC with her husband and on my flight. We chatted and the time passed quickly! 

 this was a scary sight to see...what a gut check! 

 one last look at our hotel! 

happend to glance out the window as we were about to take off to see this. 

Over all it was an amazing trip! I am so glad that I was able to spend the weekend with Brooke. We did a ton in a very short amount of time but it was so worth it! It's so important to take time away and be with your friends. I was thankful that my sweet husband held down the fort with the boys and I could fully enjoy my trip!

Whew..if you kept up with this post thank you! It was the worlds longest post!!

*linking up with Annie


  1. Wow! What a whirlwind of a weekend. It sounds like the best girl's trip ever. You packed so much in. I've heard Kinky Boots is amazing. I've always wanted to do a blowout, but never have. I'm intrigued even more now. :)

  2. So fun! I loved reading this because my husband and I are planning an NYC trip next December so I can experience all of the Christmas decorations in the city! We have Sarabeth's on our list of places to eat!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  3. So much fun!! Love that you girls got a blowout in NYC, sounds like the perfect night!

  4. So fun!!! I'm so glad you had an amazing trip. Girls getting a blow out is just about the best thing and a perfect treat in NYC!!

  5. I loved the recap of your trip. Makes me miss NYC so much. I really want to see Kinky Boots too. My co-worker loves theater and he saw it last time we were there. I would love a nice blowout too!

  6. Sounds like the perfect day - starting with yummy food and ending with frozen hot chocolate. :) That little cab mishap makes for a great story, even if it derailed your plans a little bit!

  7. What a fun trip!!!! Serendipity was always one of the top things on my list to do there, too, and we FINALLY did it on our last trip there in 2012. I didn't blog back then, but I'm going to do a throwback post soon and recap it so I can remember it for always. It was one of the best trips I've ever been on! I have SO enjoyed your recaps... I just love New York.