05 Dec 5 on 5: Welcome to New York
… it’s been waiting for you.
Waiting at least 12 years, give or take. It’s been awhile since I’ve been to NYC and I’ve missed it.
I’d been planning on bringing my daughter for quite some time now. When I finished chemo in 2012, I decided that this would be how we’d celebrate and we were both pretty excited to go. But life got in the way, as it tends to do. Between her college years and numerous part time and full time jobs in between, it was hard to get a schedule together that wouldn’t derail her. We wanted either a Spring or Fall trip, and it never seemed to work out properly.
A few weeks ago, I decided that it had to be now or it would probably be never.
And off we went.
I have over five hundred photos from our whirlwind four day tour of NYC. We walked for miles. Literally. Thirty-four miles, according to the overworked tracker on my wrist.
We touristed the HELL out of New York.
Grand Central Station
Twilight harbour tour of Manhattan
Top of the Empire State Building
Macy’s (of course)
DASH (on her bucket list)
Union Square Park
Washington Square Park
Madison Square Park
Rockefeller Center & Top of the Rock
Live With Kelly (hi Kelly!)
Strawberry Fields & John Lennon Memorial
Lunch at The Loeb Boathouse
Serendipity (on my bucket list)
St. Patrick’s Cathedral (I’ve never seen anything so amazing as the interior of that church. Unbelievable)
Wicked at the Gershwin Theater (loved it!)
And anything and everything along the way.
I may have missed a few things. It’s all a blur.
So ya, a LOT of pictures were taken.
Here then, a few …
I already want to go back.
Kris McNeil is up next, sharing a very special love story. Go have a peek.
Kris McNeilPosted at 08:57h, 05 December
Fabulous!! You’ve captured so much NYC awesomeness here. It looks like it was a delightful trip.
janicePosted at 13:51h, 05 December
We had SO much fun!!!
LiannePosted at 09:58h, 05 December
I want to go too! Love them all of course, but especially the ones with your daughter – and the coffee! On my bucket list to do this trip with my daughters as well.
janicePosted at 13:52h, 05 December
I took sooo many of her, with both my camera and my phone. Sweet memories for sure! Do it. it’s a wonderful trip.
stephanie smithPosted at 10:16h, 05 December
What a beautiful and happy post! The two of you will always look back on the time you “touristed the hell out of NY”! What a fun and busy trip!
janicePosted at 13:53h, 05 December
Thanks Stephanie! I loved sharing NYC with her. Perfect trip!
kim thompson steelPosted at 12:10h, 05 December
Love these photos, although I don’t love the fact that we missed you by mere days!!! It’s sort of a magical place, in the weirdest ways. So glad you got to experience it finally with your daughter!
janicePosted at 13:55h, 05 December
Right? I’m looking forward to seeing your Viewfinders post!
I took quite a few of the grittier side of NYC as well, but this post was all about the magic ;)
MaureenPosted at 18:15h, 05 December
So envious of your trip. I had a trip there planned for December, but it didn’t work out. Will def keep it on the bucket list. I’d love to see pretty much exactly what you saw. And I’d love to see more of your photos. Can I come over for a slide show? ;-) Seriously? That shot of RCMH is over the top amazing!
JanPosted at 10:17h, 06 December
Come on over!
I hope you get there. It’s one of a kind. DO IT! :)
Cristy TugglePosted at 23:15h, 05 December
I absolutely looked for Serendipity from you!! I had Kel & Jay get me a coffee mug from there when they visited…that was my request.
JanPosted at 10:16h, 06 December
Awwww! Maybe I’ll add some in here for you ;)
I was SO DAMN HAPPY we made it there. And got a good table! We were about to get a shit one, but I think my face looked like I was going to bawl LOL And I threw around the all the way from Canada thing.
Upgraded table! weeee! It totally rocked and made my day/trip/week.