Thursday, December 30, 2010

Finally...a NEW YORK post!! (part 1!)

As most of you know, myself and 4 of my girlfriends went to NYC for my 30th birthday!! 
Natalie and I on our way to get the key to our apartment!  (you cant tell, but I was secretly FREAKING out about renting the apartment..I was praying we didn't get scammed!)
So we drive up and realize we are 4 stories up these lovely stairs!  No elevator..just straight up!  lol
 I took these pics, but they were basically the same ones they put on the Internet when we booked it..not so bad right?!?!
 It said "small kitchen", and pictures dont even do justice on how small it really was!  We didnt care though because we knew we would be doing much cooking!
 Second bedroom..small but totally manageable...
What the internet DIDNT show was this lovely RAT hole in the kitchen (which Crystal QUICKLY duct taped up!)...
 the DUCT TAPED shower (apparently they ran out of tile when they "remodeled" the bathroom!)
the foil covered leaking pipes...
Seriously...after the first night we realized we all needed to drink a few beers to fall asleep!  lol  We did get a really good deal and we were literally STEPS away from Time Square, so we decided to suck it up!  Hey, at this point I was just glad we didnt get completely scammed!  :)

Stacey and I about to go walk around!
 Less than 1/2 a block away...AWESOME!!!
 Birthday dinner #1 at Juniors..very good!
 We even met Spidey!  lol
 The next day we headed out to start one of our bus tours.  They were worth every penny!  Very informative and interesting things we learned!!
 Empire State Building!!
 On the second story of the freaking COLD!!
 These 3 guys were sitting right in front of us..I could almost feel the bugs jumping on me!  lol
We quickly moved up!
 Then we got to the World Trade Center.  I actually felt bad I didnt feel as emotional as I thought I would.  I really expected to walk up and feel totally consumed with emotion.  It was so full of jack hammers and cranes that it took so much away from the actual site.  It was UNBELIEVABLE to see the buildings around it though and to imagine how huge the twin towers actually were.  I cant wait to go back once the memorial area and buildings are done with construction.
 The Twin Towers stood in between those 2 buildings

 Oh yes, we really did the tourist thing and took pics like this! 
 Then we took the Brooklyn is the view of Brooklyn right before we crossed the bridge!

 OMG..scariest moment of my life!  I am afraid of heights and sitting on the edge on the second level of the bus...I thought I was going to DIE!  Looking off of the bus straight into the water just about did it for me! 
 I did manage to turn my camera and snap a few pics..not bad for not really looking!
 The crew in Brooklyn
 Then we headed out for bday dinner #2 at Toni de Napolis.  It was so delicious!!  We really never ate a bad meal!!
 All of us with our waiter!
So there you have the first 2 days of our trip!!  It was the BEST trip EVER!!  Days 3-5 coming soon!!  (hopefully before Easter!! lol)
I have found it hard to post on here too often because I feel like all of my blog friends are now my facebook friends and I am just repeating myself!  So prove me wrong and leave me some blog love!  It might help my rut I'm in :)

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!


The Siegert Family said...

wow it looksamazing there. I want to go someday for sure. From the pictures looks like yall had a great time seeing new york.. and i prob would have been freaking out too about the water.. ekkkkk

Krystyn said...

Okay, minus the apartment craziness (I seriously can't believe anybody could live somewhere like that) looks like it was a GREAT trip.

Working Mom Journal said...

It sure looks like a great trip. New York is always a good place to visit.