Monday, May 28, 2007

I Love NY Day 1

So, Michael and I were asked to travel to NY on business. Well, of course we had to take in the sights and sounds of the city while we were there. Of course this meant that we had absolutely NO sleep...which is perfect for this city which does not sleep.

When we first got there we walked around and looked at Ground Zero and a few parks.

I thought it was beatiful how in the middle of a city there would be a small touch of paradise.
The tulips were beautiful

Here was a Koi Pond in the middle of an industrial area. Our hotel was nearby as well
And of course a touch of Ireland in the city.
Here Michael and I are in "Ireland" in NYC

As it got closer to the evening (around 11pm or so), Michael had the fabulous idea that we should get cupcakes. We took a cab over to Magnolia bakery where we waited in a long line (around the corner even) with all of the other cupcake fanatics to have an opportunity to buy a cupcake from this bakery that was featured on Sex in the City. They even had a cupcake bouncer. It was all very strange. We then hiked out cupcakes across to the other side of the city in the rain before we sat down to consume them. All in all it was a lot of fun.

Crazy Cupcake line
Cupcake Bouncer

We NOW have our cupcakes!

Of course I go for the frosting first :)

Of course we had to try the pizza. I mean, there really is no pizza like NY pizza. I swear I didn't lose any weight even with all of the walking because I kept consuming their pizza. good, I feel like a Pavlovian mouth is drooling already.
Michael - Giddy at the prospect of eating NY Pizza

And of course we had to go to the Empire State Building. That was a load of fun, but very commercialized. In order to get up to the top we had to go through a few gift shops and stop and have our picture taken where they wanted us to buy it. When we finally got up to the top they had a saxophone player playing the song from the movie Sleepless in Seattle. Now, I was really excited to be here, but Michael was a bit nervous about the height. You have no idea how much persuading it took for me to get him to take a picture of me there...he had to stand somewhat close to the edge to do it. Thank you Michael, I appreciate your bravery.

Entrance to Empire State Building
Me and the Empire Tickets
Me, wet and cold at the top of Empire State building

Michael looking a little anxious at the Empire State building


butterflydreams said...

Beautiful looks like this trip to NYC was much better

Hart's Haven said...

What an awesome trip. It looks like you and Michael had alot of fun.

Pam said...

I'm glad you guys had fun. :)

Wendy said...

Great pictures. New York is an interesting place to vacation. Always something new to see or experience.