January 3, 2014

New York City

My husband, being the amazing man that he is, took me on an eight day Bahamas cruise out of New York City for my birthday.  We flew into La Guardia the day before we left and spent the night in a hotel near Central Park West.  We wanted to make the most of our time in the city so after we dropped our stuff off in our small hotel room we hit the town!

We walked by Central Park (it was dark out and I’ve watched way too much Law & Order to want to walk in there at night!) and browsed through some cute vendors that were set up for the holidays.  We thought about taking a carriage ride but I’m cheap and decided that we’d do that next time.  We did have to stop and get a hot dog from a vendor cause I was STARVING.

Many Waters in NYC

We made it to 5th Ave and enjoyed the Christmas decorations on the stores.  We stopped by St. Patrick’s Cathedral on our way to see the Rockefeller tree.  It’s as gorgeous in person as it is on TV.  We considered going ice skating.  It’s $26 a person and I would only skate for maybe 15 minutes so we decided to pass. We were super excited to  find a Dunkin Donuts on our way to the subway.


After getting off the subway, The Man and I walked by Macy’s to see their Christmas display on the way to the theatre. It was MUCH smaller than I expected.  It was nice to be able to picture he worked for years ago.  One of the guys he worked with still works there and just happened to be there and I got to meet him.  We were hoping to get some Chinese food from the place that The Man used to eat at but it was gone.  We were super sad.  We got a slice and some garlic knots instead at a nearby pizzeria.  I must admit that food was high on our list while in the city.  There’s just some food that the east coast does better!


I was pretty tired and was getting cranky (no surprise there!) so we decided to head back to our hotel.  We took the subway cause I didn’t want to walk all that way again.  We stopped at Gray’s Papaya for another hot dog.  The Man used to eat here all the time when he lived in the city.  Two dogs and a drink used to be two bucks; it’s now five.  I still don’t think that’s bad!

Many Waters Gray's Papaya

We were pretty full after all that food but we fell asleep pretty quickly.  We didn’t sleep in though cause we still had places to go and food to eat before boarding our ship!


  1. Omg I want all of your food! Yum! It looks like you guys are having so much fun! I can't wait to see the rest of your trip!

  2. Aw, good memories! I used to live and work in NYC, too. I'm glad you had fun. :)

  3. Thanks for answering a lingering question that had been in the back of my mind for a few weeks--I was watching a movie where people were skating at Rockefeller and though, "I wonder how much that costs!" Looks like you had a great time in NYC!

  4. What a fun trip and an awesome surprise! I love NYC; especially in December! The food looks great!

  5. Oh my goodness that looks so exciting! I've always thought New York would be awesome to visit. You're blog is really cute, I'm a new follower from the hop :)

  6. aw how fun! I might, MIGHT be going to NYC this year *fingers crossed*

  7. Looks like you all had a ball! I love NYC, my brother actually lives there and we visited last year. I can't wait to go back and take my son sometime soon.

    Thanks for linking up at Gingham & Roses!

    Hope to see you back next week!

  8. It's such a fun city, isn't it? I think it would be fun to bring your son:)

    Thanks for hosting your link up, I'm looking forward to it next week!

  9. NYC is so fun! I think everyone should visit at least once:)

    Thanks so much for your sweet compliment!

  10. It was such a great surprise! I must admit I enjoy the city more when it's warm out:) I hate the cold!

  11. Glad I could help you out with that question! Maybe someday we'll skate there!

  12. NYC is so fun! I went to college outside the city but I don't think I could handle living in it...I like visiting:)

  13. I want all that food again! It was SOOOO good!


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