Sunday, June 7, 2009

I want to be a part of it ...

NEW YORK, NEW YOOOOOORK!!!!

I bet New Yorkers hate that song.

So here we go, the obligatory travel log.

We only spent three days in the Big Apple, so we hopped to the most important things. Ya know. Gray's Papaya hot dogs and Roxy's cheesecake. (So. So yummy. Although J Dawgs is better.)
My Man spilled. It's okay, hun - it was very spillable.

We did everything. EVERYTHING. I will spare you the 24729837429424 pictures of random buildings that I took, however. Suffice it to say that if you've heard of it, we saw it. (Even the "P" where Eloise lives.)
We did the tour bus thingy, and it was freakin' cold. And all our warm stuff is currently in a big container at sea. So. We were freakin' cold. And wet. And cold. Did I mention it was cold?

We saw lots of cool things on top of the double-decker, including this statue. If anyone wants to tell me what it means, please do. (For serious. This is keeping me up at night.)
I zoomed to take a picture of this bird. I had trouble walking normally on top of the Empire State Building. I'm not afraid of heights, but can we say vertigo?
Central Park was amazing. The lung of the city.
We did 5th avenue, and I bought this dress. I feel like a garden fairy princess. I might need wings.

But my favorite by far was Liberty and Ellis Islands. An immigrant, traveling overseas, finally arriving in the land of the free and the home of the brave - I can connect to that.

At least I didn't have this much luggage.

20 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I love New York so much. I am going in July and am going to eat and shop myself silly.

SO said...

I would love to go to New York one day. It looks like you guys had a wonderful, albeit, cold time.

SO said...

Oh and you should definitely get wings.

InkMom said...

That dress? I love it. I want it. It's my favorite color.

(WV:tatorcup.)

Melanie J said...

Yeah, right. I bet that's everything they made you gate check on the plane because you tried to play it all off as a carry on. "What do you mean babies don't need seven pieces in the overhead bin? And I DEFINITELY need all twelve of these for myself."

Deb said...

The dress is divine. I can't wait to visit New York someday myself. Your pictures make me want to even more!

DeNae said...

My husband leaves for NYC tomorrow morning. Without me. Again.

Maybe I'll just download your pix and photoshop our faces into them.

Looky, everyone! My husband dripped a hot dog on his shirt!

Lisha said...

The Pioneer Woman just did NY did you see her there?

I love the swishy green dress.

Tessa Nelson said...

its so good to have you back!!!

Tiffany said...

Amen...J-Dawgs is the best. Sweet, sweet special sauce...

Brittany Ann said...

Your dress is fabulous...love it! and I had a hard time on op of the Empire State Building, too. Seriusly, it freaked me out. Anyway, looks like your trip was tons of fun. Happy Monday.

wonder woman said...

I haven't been paying attention and have therefore missed your triumphant return! OH how I have missed That Girl!!!

How fun that you got to go to New York. I would love to visit someday. The sacred grove, Ellis Island......all of NY.

I hope things happen with your house soon!!

Kimberly said...

I think I must be really shallow, because after reading that all I'm thinking is, "I want that dress."

Sigh.

Rachel Sue said...

Jealous. Never been. Want to go.

Oh, and I love the dress. Totally love it. You should get wings.

janae said...

JDawgs really is the best! (Not that you or I are biased or anything ... :) Heidi told me you were all going up to Michigan for a roommate's wedding (that was it, right?) Anyway, fun, fun!! Especially that you guys could to a getaway to New York. Liberty & Ellis was one of our favorites, too. That and the Cloisters. Fabulous!

Tami said...

NYC is so fun. All the yummy food, all the sights. . .so much to do, so little time to squeeze it all in. You look great in the dress. Glad you had a good time. Just think, if your house had closed you would have been moving instead of jet setting.

The Farmer's Wife said...

Welcome home to the US my sista! Your trip to New York looks fun fun fun! Hey...where in AZ are you?? I am from there and was there last weekend....hummm....love the new blog!

Sarah Baker said...

Hope you're smiling because I love your blog and have just given you a blog award!!! Just go by my blog to get it!! I hope the culture shock in Arizona isn't too bad:)

KC Mom said...

I 'dove in' to say hi...I hadn't seen you post on your old blog for awhile so I stalked you over here. Love that you went to NY. Hope that you get in your home soon!

Shooting Starchild said...

I love the pics! And the dress - nice color! Did you go to Brooklyn or Queens? Did you take the subway? I love the subway there.