Monday, January 11, 2010

New Jersey!/York! (part one)

It was a quick trip to New Jersey/York, and we got back home yesterday. We had a good time, and are already talking about how we would like to go back sometime. The purpose of the trip was to attend my Grandmother's 90th birthday party, which went off without a hitch Saturday night. But we squeezed in a few other activities as well.

Mom and Dad picked us up at the airport, and after dropping our bags at the hotel, we headed out for lunch at Bobby's Burger Palace. As Food Network junkies, Aubrey and I were excited about going to one of Bobby Flay's restaurants, and this one turned out to be about a half mile from our hotel.














The burgers were delicious. Dad, however, eyed the sweet potato fries with some suspicion.









































Saturday morning the four of us (Mom, Dad, Aubrey and I) took the bus into New York city. We walked hither and yon (as they do NOT say in New York), all throughout midtown Manhattan.

Here we are in Central Park.














I gawked at the tall buildings around Times Square, advertising myself as a tourist to everyone around. But really, those buildings are so tall!














































St. Patricks was breathtakingly beautiful.














Thanks to everybody for their suggestions for what to do. We also walked down 5th ave, saw Rockafeller Center with the ice skaters, went to Magnolia Bakery for delicious cupcakes, and ate NY bagels (Mom even went traditional and got lox) at Ess-a-bagel. Three and a half hours after we got off the bus, we got back on and went home. And our feet were tired.

1 comment:

Ken said...

I'm late to comment, but glad you guys had a great trip to NYC. I'm especially glad you enjoyed St. Patrick's!