Published: June 14th 2011June 10th 2011
It is impossible to try and summarize New York in one blog entry..we did so much, saw so much..and took so many photos! so I will do it day by day, some pictures of the same scene may appear more than once and this is because I'm using a lot of Jason's photos, his artistic skill and snazzy camera put my 'muk-en-druk' pix to shame..so hope you get a feel for New York..
I thought I've seen it all and that I wouldn't be very excited by what NYC has to offer, how wrong I was! As we came through the tunnel and I saw the first glimpses of the New York sky line I had butteflies doing cartwheels in my tummy! Oh I was so excited and I wasn't the only one! Cameras where firing through any and every available window space in the car!
Our hotel, Marriott Marquis was slap- bang in the middle of Times Square and our rooms were on the 41st floor! Yip that is very high and gave an awesome view! We went for a walk around Time Square to get a feel for things and to spy out all the gift shops
, (Uncle Dave wasn't with us at this point, he went straight to Milford Connecticut to spend a few days in service.)
We walked through a tiny part of Central Park, it is huge! It is 4km long and 0.8km wide, and when you are in there it doesn't feel like you are in a city at all! It's so green and forresty and all birds singing and little squirrels running around make you feel like you are thousands of miles away from the busiest city in the world. Central Park has 2 skating rinks, a carousel, baseball field, tennis court, lake, cycle paths, zoo, wildlife center, fountains and statues and also host many concerts.. so I was very happy to take a walk through one of the most well known parks in the world! (they were right, there a many dodgy characters walking around and some trying to take advantage of dilly tourists, but we are from South Africa! Far too streetwise for these skollies!
After walking up and down all the avenues and who knows where else we had to have dinner at Carnegie Deli on 7th ave at 55str, it is well known for it's
'generous' pastrami sandwiches, Jason and I shared one sarmie and still only managed to eat half of it! Aunty Jenni had a liver pate sandwich, the pate was literary two ice cream scoops of pate! This could feed a family of 6! Crazy! Needless to say we had loads left over and couldn't take it to the room as we didn't have fridges so some sleepy homeless person got a goood combo meal:)
After a nice walk back 'home', we first did some people watching in time square and then took the super fast blast-off lift back to our room, and even then could not stop staring out the window at the tiny people below on Broadway and 7th..
I can't believe I was there!
There are more photos below