Wednesday, January 18, 2012

New York! New York!

Day One: the 9/11 Memorial, African Burial Grounds, shopping in SoHo, Harney and Sons Tasting Room, TenRen Tea Shop, Dirty Water Dogs from a street vendor, walking through Washington Square in Greenwich Village, NYC Circle Line Cruise around the island of Manhattan. Day Two: the Metropolitan Museum of Art or the Museum of Natural History (with the Hayden Planetarium), dinner at Brasserie Athenee, The Lion King on Broadway, Times Square at Night, Toys R Us on Times Square (complete with a Ferris Wheel inside), Subways, Buses and Trains, Grand Central Terminal, and pretending to spot movie stars!  Eleven of us (family, friends, and foreign exchange students) straggled behind our expert leader, Phil, who swiftly guided us through all of this during two very bitter cold days.  We thank you! And to Carrie, who planned, organized, coordinated, and graciously opened her home to welcome us, We thank you!

6 comments:

Steph said...

Marvelous!

lemonverbenalady said...

Thought it was a bus trip and I was missing it! Glad you all had a great time. Is it wonderful to have a leader rather than being it for a couple of days! Lots of fun. Thanks for sharing.

Angela McRae said...

Wow, you all certainly know how to cover some territory in New York!

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Sounds like a wonderful time! Love the picture...wondering where you are when you took this picture?? What's a Dirty Water Dog?? Would love to visit there one day, can I borrow Phil and Carrie? ha

Marilyn said...

This is a tour I would love, love to do. I was in New York only once on business and loved the energy and walking in Times Square. Also visited the Folk Art Museum, which was delightful. Maybe I should come with you sometime. Smiling! Sounds like you had quite a group. What a fun family adventure.

Rosemary said...

Donna~ The beautiful view was taken from the Circle Cruise on the Hudson. The cruise offered a gorgeous view of the skyline, was narrated the entire time, sharing history and lore, while cruising under bridges, and watching the sunset beyond the George Washington bridge.
Dirty Water Dogs are comfort food on a bun! Plain old hot dogs, tossed in water and boiled, sold from food carts that are found along the streets of the city. You can request an assortment of toppings such as onions, sauerkraut, mustard, chili, catsup, and then enjoy as you continue walking. At 99 cents each, it's the best bargain around!