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Thursday, July 24, 2008

i heart the big apple.

i think thomas wolfe said it best: "one belongs to new york instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years." & although, i've had the wonderful opportunity of visiting gotham city on several occasions, this was a first for jeffy & the boys... & let me tell you, they took to it instantly! thanks to you & all your help, my list of places to go, and things to do & see would have taken us weeks to accomplish. & unfortunately, we only had about 2 & 1/2 days to pack it in - which is exactly what we did. saw the sights, did a little shopping & even caught a baseball game. so here are some of the highlights. (as always, click on pictures to enlarge.)

gavin loved the view from our room, we had a hard time keeping him away from the windows, but who could blame him? a completely unobstructed view of central park? breathtaking!


no trip to new york is complete without a stop at dylan's candy bar. you can't beat three entire floors of candy. everything & anything you could possibly dream of... lollipops & jelly beans, nostalgia candy, but unfortunately for me - no big bins filled with vanilla tootsie rolls (my personal favorite). and in the front window, i spied the entire collection from project runway's hershey challenge.

of course we found some time to do a little (okay maybe a lot) of shopping, explore central park, catch a musical, & eat lots and lots of new york pizza. but we also managed to pack in a yankee game.

of course we visited the brightest lights in the big city, checked out the huge ferris wheel inside toy 'r us, and ate hot dogs & roasted peanuts from the street vendors.

and as the story books go, our trip to new york ended happily ever after with a midnight serving of serendipity 3's frrrozen hot chocolate.

as you can see... we definitely played hard.

27 comments:

Gem said...

I'm so jealous now - I'd love to go to New York! Your pictures look great :) I'll just have to work on the whole fear of flying thing - I think 7 hours on a plane might be a bit much for me!

Cafe Johnsonia said...

It is a great place! Glad you had a good time in my neck of the woods.

momof3crazykids-Val said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time! I have only been to upstate New York. I would love to go to Manhattan or New York. My brother is moving there later this year, it will give me a reason to go now for sure.

Lindsey said...

Ahhh. I love NYC. I am glad you had such a wonderful time. Next time, plan a WEEK!

Her Shabbyness: Sweet 'n Southern said...

I LOVE New York but haven't been in years.

Your little ones look wee tuckered out. HOW FUN!!

Tiffany said...

It looks like you all had a fabulous time!

Aranne and Dan said...

Sounds like a great trip and looks like you packed more into your 2 days than most people do in a week. Good job on that!

MERRIANNE said...

WOW! LOOKS LIKE YOU ALL A SERIOUSLY GOOD TIME!!!

I AM JEALOUS!!!!!

Tanja said...

I've never been to NY so live it up and I'll live vicariously through you!! ;)

Sandra Ree said...

Great trip, Kelly! Thanks for sharing all your photos, and what an awesome view of Central Park! I’d love to spend a fall holiday in NYC, their summers get just as hot as we do here in the south!

Deanna said...

The last time I was in the big apple I was with 43 teenagers as a chaperone. AAAHHHHGGGGH! I wasn't hearting the big city so much.

Sonya said...

Oh how wonderful! A dream of mine is to go to New York and spend two weeks there to just take it all in!!! And what wonderful pictures...p.s. how long did you actually spend in the candy shoppe?!?! LOL

Thanks for sharing...hope you had a wonderful time!

Take Care,
Sonya

stephanie said...

Looks like a fantastic time! I love NYC, it's like a wonderful secret garden...everywhere you go there are fun mazes, hidden treasures and even a little dirt. Great city! =)

Ashley said...

Wow, what a fun trip! You guys packed a lot in! I've never been to NYC before but I'm dying to go and I'm hopefully planning a trip for next year. I'll have to get advice from you before I go!

Misty said...

i love new york city too... It's so alive.... You've made me want to run away and live in the city!

Amy said...

I've always wanted to go to NY, haven't had the opportunity, quite yet anyway. But, after hearing about a 3 story candy store- oh man! I'm a sucker for candy stores, I just love how they look!

Oh, and I like the vanilla tootsie rolls too! My favorite is to twist it with a chocolate one, and make a tootsie roll twist. I know, I'm a little weird! But it sure is yummy.

J+S said...

Dylan's Candy Bar is my Mecca. I love love love that place. Looks like your trip was a blast!

Steph said...

I love the big apple each time I go it gets better and better

Traci said...

What a fun trip! Glad you got to do sooo much too! Bummer the big candy store didn't have your fave- what's up with that?
I so need to take advantage of only being 2 hours away from NYC and go more and take the tykes too!

jen said...

i love your blog! it's so fun and interesting to read. You're a great writer! glad you're back and had a great time. i want to go so bad. one day. and good luck with your challenge. i know you'll do well!

Crystal said...

I'm so jealous i want to visit New York! Love all the pics. Looks like ya'll had a great time!

Shannon said...

Sounds like a FABULOUS trip! I'm definitely going back someday - sooner than later, I hope - and taking the little ones this time! My only question: Did the Yankees win????

Polly said...

It sounds like a fun trip. Have been hearing about it from whit. Those boys look sooo cute all tucked in bed. the best time of the day.

Chloe said...

Yay! It looks like you had an amazing trip. Love NYC...

Heidi said...

i've been wondering what you have been up to. sounded like a great trip, i love NY too! eat shop eat shop, always a good thing. i miss you guys we might be coming out in sept...

Lauren Horsley said...

Truly, there is NOTHING better in the world than free time in NYC because you can do absolutely ANYTHING you want to. Want to swing from a trapeze? Done! Want to eat Tibetan food at 2 am? Sure! Want to buy bright green shoes with black stripes and 6 inch heels? No problem! Just seeing your pics made me ache for my home away from home.

Glad you guys had so much fun - thanks for letting us all visit The City vicariously through you!

Wendi said...

Looks like you guys had a wonderful trip.
I love the big apple too.
That last photo...priceless!