Friday, August 1, 2014

The Big Apple

Finally...FINALLY...I got our latest vacation pics uploaded (or is it downloaded?) from our cell phones. We celebrated Keaton's college graduation with a trip to New York City. 
We stayed at this new hotel near Times Square.  It was fabulous!  The view from our room was of the Empire State Building.  Gorgeous...and patriotic!!
We hopped on the subway to visit the American Museum of Natural History and saw Dum-Dum. (It's the museum from the movie, 'Night at the Museum'.)  We discovered that Matt & Keaton were definitely taller than ancient man.

We visited Central Park.

We watched Team USA play Portugal in the World Cup on a big screen TV at Madison Square Park. Maybe you saw us on ESPN...along with the thousands of other spectators. (We were the ones sitting on a pink blanket.)

 We shuffled along with all the other tourists in Times Square.

We did some shopping at all the big department stores.

I'd like to say we did some shopping at Tiffany's, but I couldn't talk Matt into buying me anything.  Darn. 

We walked about 15 miles while we were in midtown Manhattan.  We saw all the usual sights like Union Station, Rockefeller Plaza, Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, and the Empire State Building. We traveled to some lesser-known sights like the revolving door they used for a scene in the movie, Elf. (Yes, Matt did pretend he was Buddy the Elf and re-enacted the scene from the movie.)  

We visited the Soup Nazi kitchen from Seinfeld.

We took a bus tour and saw One World Trade Center, the Twin Towers Memorial, the Statue of Liberty, and all the sights in between.  We took a stroll through High Line Park and visited Chelsea Market.

We saw Wicked. 

Before we knew it, it was time to pack up and head back to the real world. We had a great time and look forward to visiting again.  Although, maybe we won't do as much shopping next time. (But it's highly unlikely.)