New York – Days 2 & 3

Friday Summer took off work to show us around the city.  It was so nice having her with us that day!  We started out at Dean & Deluca.  I’ve always wanted to go there.  I used to watch Felicity on TV and I remember her working there in NYC and the food always looked delicious!
Look at all those fresh veggies
And the chocolate oh my!
Pretty flowers
We also saw ground zero.  It’s a big construction zone right now.  I can’t believe it’s been almost 10 years since 9-11.  It’s crazy how much progress they’ve made and how different everything looks now.  In the museum they had pictures of all the debris after the towers fell and it was a complete disaster!  It was nice to see something positive going up in a place where such devastation had taken place. 
Gone but never forgotten.

New building going up in corner of ground zero

The above is a model of what the memorial will look like when finished.  The two pools are where the towers stood.  Everyone who died on 9-11 will have their names engraved on the site.

A beam from one of the towers in the shape of a cross found after it fell
We also had a carriage ride around Central Park.  We got in the purple carriage….GO TCU!!!

Summer & I

Summer feeding the horse a carrot 🙂
Visiting FAO Schwartz toy store
Next Up :

Summer & I warming our cold selves with a cup of hot chocolate!
Next Up:

 Uhm…not so sure I would eat this?
 Fishy Fishy
 Little Italy

 Headed back to Summer & Adam’s to get ready to go to the airport 🙁
 Such a sweet couple

 We love ya’ll!!!!  Thanks for the best trip ever 🙂
This is the view from their rooftop. 
Isn’t it amazing how you can see the Brooklyn Bridge in the background?
 New York we had a great visit….until next time….
Becky & Terence

New York Day 1 – Part Two

After we got off the ferry from the Statue of Liberty we met up with my friend Maria.  She took a train from New Jersey to come see us.  Maria and I have known each other since I was in the 4th grade.  I was best friends with her younger sister Jennie growing up.  Her Mom used to drop us all off at school together.  It broke my heart when they moved back to New Jersey from Arkansas 🙁  It was so good seeing a familiar face and I so enjoyed our visit with my little Italianista Maria! 

Meeting at Madison Square Gardens
Maria suggested we eat lunch at Eataly
It’s a restaurant that Mario Batali started and it was such a cool place!

There were seven different Italian restaurants/eateries in Eataly to choose from.  We ate at the pizza and pasta one.  It was delicious!

Flat Iron Building
Empire State Building
30 Rock

The famous Magnolia Bakery
View from Top of the Rock

Central Park

Terence finally building up the courage to look over the ledge…he’s a weenie!

This room was pretty cool!  When you moved and danced the colors on the walls and ceiling would jump around.  I felt like we were in a Nintendo game!
The next Apprentice 🙂
I don’t own any Tiffany, but maybe someday! ha..ha..
Look at these Louis Vuitton shoes???
They were all hatching out of eggs.  It was a pretty cool window display.

The Plaza Hotel
The Apple store
I thought this was a cool shot!  You go underground in a clear elevator to get to the store.
A chocoholics dream I tell ya!
The staircase to Heaven….
Of course we HAD to have some frozzzen hot chocolate from Serendipity3
But wait there’s more…..tomorrow…..
Love ya’ll!!!!
Thanks for all the sweet comments on the pictures!

New York Day 2 – Part One

I am going to split day 2 up into two parts.  Our second day in New York was probably one of the busiest.  We got up early Thursday morning, got coffee, then headed to Wall Street and to see the Statue of Liberty.  Here are some of the pictures from the day….
(Note: I am still recovering from all the walking we did and getting back home from vacation.  I know we wore poor Summer out on this trip! ha ha!  We are all plum tuckered out!   I think I did 5 loads of laundry when we got home.  It sure was good to see my Connor boy though and next time hopefully he can come too and meet the B’s future kiddos  🙂
Wall Street was actually a lot smaller than we both had imagined.  It’s a very cute cobblestone street full of people hustling and bustling about.  I imagined a four lane freeway or something like that, but in reality it was a narrow, quaint little street that just happens to be a financial capital in the world.  Lots of $$$ on this street and major businesses stood side by side.
Trump Tower

New York Stock Exchange
American Express Building

Terence with the bull on Wall Street
I’m not sure how I got the back end here….everyone was blocking the front!
The Sphere that used to stand in the World Trade Center

A hot dog cart
Terence tried a hot dog and said it was “okay”.  I had a pizza filled pretzel and it was pretty good!

The entrance to get on the ferry to see the Statue of Liberty
On our way…

 There she is 🙂

Inside the base of the Statue of Liberty
Life size model of her face
The evolution of Lady Liberty
Life size model of her foot
192 steps to the top of the base of the Statue of Liberty.  I was huffing and puffing 😛
One of the bolts that holds her down

Ellis Island
It was COLD on the top of that ferry ya’ll!
It was a great day and we had a great time exploring the Statue of Liberty and taking lots of pictures!
On the way back to the city….
I love this guy 🙂
Dylan’s Candy Bar
Top of the Rock
Meet up with Maria – dear friend from New Jersey
And more exploring of the city