The youngest- my daughter has never been to New York City- although we've read alot and looked at alot of picture books before heading that way. My mother and I had been together about 8 years ago, and I had been once previous to that. However, it's new and different each time- yet carries that stability of the same great City!
We worked on a list of must see and do while on the plane. From there we tried to figure out which day each activity would best work. We knew we would have an evening and partial day of rain, so that factored into our plans!
After getting unloaded at hotel we manged to find a great little Italian Restaurant- cannot go to New York and Not eat homemade Italian food! Then- my first store to head into....a Re-sale shop! Yep, I must have a radar for them or something....it just happened to be right on our way to the restaurant! Scored some great buys- including a Vintage pair of The Old Gringo Boot Co. boots, and the best thing was they told me there is one in Austin! Woo hooo......new fav shopping place!
Then we were off to the big store- MACY's!!!!!! We Love the old wood escalator there- the Christmas displays were pretty and we spent most of our time on the Christmas floor finding neat ornaments! It was a great way to start off the trip- even though we lost a jacket somewhere in the store- uhgggg.
We had our days filled- Metropolitan Museum where the Angel Tree was more stunning and breathtaking than what I remember last time. We spent a great deal of time looking at the detail of the activity down below the tree and marveled at how every one of the Angel's faces on the tree had a real glowing light to them. Stunning. The museum has some of the most amazing artifacts in the world- and one day does not do it justice.
One of the Biggest Highlights of the Entire trip-------- The Radio City Rockettes!!!!!!!
I could watch that show 7 times and still be in awe at the precision, beauty & excitement that exudes from each performance! Such talent and skill goes into any Broadway production- and this one is beyond.
Performing since 1933- there are 2 acts that repeat in every Christmas Spectacular; The parade of the Wooden Soldiers (a Personal Favorite) and the Living Nativity (brought tears to my eyes again). Time Well Spent.
Rockefeller Plaza bursting with excitement at an ice rink filled with novice and amateur. The line was too long for us, so we enjoyed watching for a while. Christmas music filling the crisp air, windows decorated with extreme detail and shoppers bustling along the streets! It made me want to break into song and skip around singing like Andy Williams' It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
Small parks dot the city from lower to upper and are refreshing to see some green grass and a few trees, a little breath of fresh air amass some of the tallest buildings in the world! Gorgeous hotels like the Waldorf Astoria and the now residential Plaza- where we wanted to see Eloise's quarters but were too late. If you have a little girl or granddaughter- she can fill you in on Eloise!
We heard languages from around the world and never left our country! We are so Proud and Thankful to be Americans- especially that week- the week of Thanksgiving! I hope you were able to enjoy your Thanksgiving wherever you were. I know I did- seeing my Mother and daughter enjoy the sights and sounds of the City were reason enough to be thankful. And to know I had a husband at home hanging out with our son and his father in law was another thankful feeling. Even though we weren't all together as a family- we were able to enjoy our respective activities and appreciate where we were at that moment of life! I'm thankful to be able to share with each of you- and for those of you that I've met and that I call friends! I'm thankful for more blessings than I can even count- most Thankful for a God that loves me enough to allow all the blessings!
Back from Broadway,
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