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Friday, June 9, 2017

NYC Day 3

Today, I'm wrapping up our NYC trip! 

On Sunday, my Dad and Kendall had to attend a Hilton Club meeting so Andy and I got reservations for Top of the Rock at 10:00. We decided to sleep in and grab bagels from the nearby market again before going to Rockefeller. 


It was a beautiful morning with just a little bit of cloud coverage, so we had great views! 





I loved being able to see the Empire State Building and Freedom Tower. 





One of my favorite parts was the elevator :-) 


We walked around Rockefeller and into some stores before heading over to Times Square. 




We ate Chipotle for lunch, went to the m&m store, and then we spent some time just sitting in Times Square, eating m&m's, and people watching. :-)


Once we heard from my Dad, we decided to meet up at a bike rental shop near our hotel so we could ride around Central Park!





It was a BEAUTIFUL day for riding!! This meant that some places we stopped at were PACKED! It was still a wonderful way to spend the afternoon! 



After riding through Central Park, we got in some naps and decided to meet up for dinner at Bistro Milano. It was a yummy authentic Italian restaurant and we even got to eat street side :-) We ended our night on a sweet note by stopping at a bakery near our hotel!




I had to take a picture of the real Carnegie Hall that was on the same block as our hotel :-) 


We woke up on Monday morning and headed to the airport. After a gorgeous weekend, it didn't rain until we were on our way to the airport :-) I'm so glad we got to go on this trip with Dad and Kendall. It was so fun and a perfect way to kick-off summer!

NYC Day 1
NYC Day 2

I also can't leave out the fact that Luci stayed with my Mom and Phil, so we got lots of pictures throughout the weekend!! It was the first time we both left her and I think it's safe to say she was spoiled rotten with attention :-)







Thursday, June 8, 2017

NYC Day 2

We had an early start to day 2 of our NYC trip! We had tickets to the 9/11 Museum at 9:00am so we grabbed bagels/coffee from a market near our hotel then headed downtown! 


There are no words to describe how touching and meaningful walking through this museum was. We spent several hours there and we could have spent many more. So many stories, videos, and relics that left you feeling speechless. I'm so glad we started our morning here and I would definitely go back again. 






Afterwards, we walked over to the Shake Shack in Battery Park City for lunch before our ferry tickets at 1:00. My burger, fries, and shake were so yummy!!



We walked around a mile down to the ferry terminal in Battery Park and it was a beautiful walk by the water but we were in a hurry so I didn't take any pictures! Haha

It was a very cloudy day so my pictures aren't great, but it still felt wonderful riding the ferry over to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.






We weren't able to get tickets to go inside the Statue of Liberty (sold out when we tried two weeks before!) so Andy and I waited to get off until Ellis Island. 

By the time we got to Ellis Island we were getting tired and my feet were hurting a lot!!! But we toured a few areas and it was very interesting. It is neat to be inside a museum/monument and imagine it as the important place that it was so many years ago. 



A cruise ship sailed by as we were waiting for the ferry!


Once we got back to Battery Park, we walked over to the Seaglass Carousel. It was so neat!!! Riding those colorful fish to soothing music was the perfect, relaxing break we needed :-)







Afterwards, we headed back towards our hotel with a quick stop to see Taylor Swift's new place that she's renovating. We got some street hotdogs for a snack before taking a phone charging, feet resting break. Andy was very excited for his hotdog ;-)


After resting, we grabbed dinner at Angelo's pizza across from our hotel room and then we went over to the Marriott Marquis lounge in Times Square. It rotates 360 degrees on the 48th floor. It was a fun way to end the night!




NYC Day 1
NYC Day 3