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Thursday, July 24, 2008

NYC Day #5 Thursday

Let the Central Park Day fun begin...

Ok, we quickly became addicted to this cafe. The one food from NYC that I miss is the granola/yogurt/fruit parfait from here! Yummo! Unfortunately, it is also the home of the $5 small cup of OJ.

We began our Central Park adventure with a carriage ride. This was awesome! It cost $40 for a 15 minute ride, but it was worth every penny.

Central Park was a great escape from the city. At certain points in the park you can forget where you are.

These little buggies are everywhere in NYC, but especially near the park. We did not ride in one and I kinda regret it. This is where my weight held me back. I just could not bear the little man joking with his friends about the heifer he had to peddle through the park.

FAO Schwartz had some really neat toys. The stuffed animals range from tiny to HUGE! I could just see the kid's eyes if we brought that biggest horse home with us. I think he was too big to qualify as carry-on though.

Next it was off to the Central Park Zoo. It was small, but the Polar Bears were worth the admission ($8) all by themselves. They were swimming and standing up to the glass. So many Kodak moments.

Our tummies were rumbling so we hunted down the vender carts and some cool shade.

I ate my first NYC hot dog and pretzel. They were both ok. I was expecting fantastic, but it wasn't even close. Loved having the experience though!

After lunch we took the subway to the Museum of Natural History. This was the first time I have ever seen dinosaur fossils. Wow!

My feet started hurting alot while walking in this HUGE museum. I felt like someone had sucked all the energy right out of me. I was miserable. We ended the museum tour with the planetarium show. Honestly, I may have dozed a little. HeeHee!

We decided to head back to the hotel and take a quick nap before getting ready for our night out. I showered and then watched TV (and ate Mike and Ikes) while everyone napped. It felt good to stop and just hang out.

We all got dressed up for dinner out at Tavern on the Green. I had to wear flats because of my toe and Lil Sis decided to wear Jessica Simpson shoes with 5 inch heels. We all looked like midgets next to her. In this pic her shoes are off and I am standing on my tip toes. She's so beautiful. I loved all the time we got to spend together.

Dr. Hubby looked so handsome all dressed up. At the end of the night he went back to hotel with his tie undone. For some reason I found this extremely hot. Anyway...the food at Tavern was gross! The bread was so hard that I could have knocked out our waitress with it. I had Sage and Parmesan crusted chicken breast with vanilla whipped sweet potatoes and french beans. The chicken is the only thing I ate. Our bill was $184 plus tip! Yikes. It was a nice experience, but I don't think I will ever voluntarily go back.


Carol said...

Looks like a tremendous trip.

That Polar Bear picture is AMAZING!

Now I need to add NYC to my wish list of places to visit!

Jan said...

I have always wanted to see Central Park. It looks so pretty. Glad you had fun with your sister too. She is pretty, but so are you. Don't be so hard on yourself. You are beautiful.

I love the carts too. That bill was outragious. We could never go there for dinner. It would take up half the budget ;)

Glad you had a hotdog even if it was lousy. Sorry. Thanks for sharing.

The Momster said...

Ok, I had to laugh at the heifer comment - because lately I call everyone a 'heifer'. It's my term of affection :) And I have a slight cow obsession :)

I'm glad you had fun. I love going to museums and seeing all the stuff. Central Park looked wonderful. Now you have me wanting to go to NYC... oh boy! What a grad gift that could be!

Jeanette said...

Your trip looks like so much fun! I lived in Buffalo, NY for a while, but I never made it to NYC. What a trip that would be!Isn't it the pits when the restaurant is beautiful but the food is yuck AND you still have to pay for it?

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Come on by anytime and leave a comment! Your blog is so cute. It's fun getting to know other people. One of the many reasons I love blogging.

Frumpy Luv said...

I have been having so much fun checking out your NYC trip - thank you for letting me pretend for a while that I am on a cool trip too!

Mechelle said...

I think you should have knocked out the waitress with the roll! That was too much money to spend on gross food! I really enjoyed this post. Thanks, M

Anonymous said...

After reading your post, it makes me want to go "home". I loved going into the city growing up. I am disappointed for you that you didn't enjoy the hot dog (maybe you didn't go to the right vendor) and your experience at Tavern on the Green. Glad you enjoyed your trip to my 2nd hometown.

Marilyn said...

LOL, the comments you left on my blog were hilarious!! Thanks for the chuckle, I needed it! Tell Dr Hubby you need to play and just cover that table up! Besides, we need to see some scrappy stuff from Scrappy Girl!! lol How is the renovation of the school house coming anyway?

BTW, I have really enjoyed reading about your NYC vacation, I am quite envious!