Friday, January 4, 2008

New York

We just got back from New York and here are some pictures from our trip!
This was our first night in New York. Whit and Kate were pretty well rested, but after driving to the airport at 2:30am that day and running on an hour of sleep, I was a little beat. We ate at Vincent's in Little Italy. Not exactly the best Italian I've ever had but the atmosphere was fun! There was a VERY loud band that came in and played for us and then practically begged for tips! They weren't that good! :-)
We wanted to go to Serendipity but the wait was about two hours so we killed some time. We found a pretty Christmas tree along our time killing, but the picture doesn't do it justice.

Kate felt left out because she said she didn't have a buddy since my friend Mandy met up with us. This is Kate and her imaginary buddy! :-)

Mandy and I in front of the Christmas tree.

We had to get the famous frozen hot chocolates from the movie Serendipity. They were amazing! I had a peanut butter one and it was awesome! The place was so cute! Definitely worth the two hour wait!

Waiting for the Subway after some haggling in Chinatown. I was successful with a Dolce & Gabbana knock off purse.

Kate was so excited about getting this watch for cheap in Chinatown and then five minutes later it broke! Thankfully we were able to fix it, but this is her lamenting over her purchase! She wanted to return it, but I told her I didn't think they had a return policy for stuff you buy on the street! :-)

We shopped in Soho and even though we couldn't even afford a keychain in this store, Whit and Kate were still excited to see one!

Whit got separated from Isaac on the Subway and got stuck between these two.

The subway is a little creepy at midnight!

We got to ride in a limo from our first hotel to the second one. Kate and I were a little excited!

Whit and Isaac...... not so much! Kate and I think they look constipated! Maybe that was the problem! :-)

View from the top of Rockefeller Center

Kate is aparently an angel in this picture and that is the Empire State Building between us

I accidentally poked Kate in the eye!

Not sure why we thought this huge oranments on water were so cool, but it seemed like a good backdrop for a picture! :-)

My two favorite morning show hosts, Matt and Meredith.

Our favorite Office characters, Michael and Dwight

The Christmas tree in Rockefeller Plaza. We thought about ice skating until you had to wait in line for multiple hours and they wanted to charge you $15!

This was when we were being herded like cattle on the way to Times Square to watch the ball drop.

This doesn't show how close we were to people and how if you were clausterphobic you would not have done well in this situation! :-)

What is it about New Year's that you actually think hats like this are cool at the time just because everyone else is wearing them? :-) We got as close as 46th street to the ball dropping(we needed to be at 44th), but the cops made us move and we didn't get to see the ball drop at all. Kind of a bummer!

I at least got this picture before they made us move

Kate and Isaac spying on our neighbors!

Kate and I showing off our free hat and gloves we got down at Times Square

We couldn't resist the tacky glasses!

We couldn't see ANYTHING at midnight but we weren't about to be in the room when the ball dropped so we at least went out on the street outside the hotel so we could hear the noise, fireworks and confetti dropping.

Not sure if those glasses will get another wear but they seemed worth the $4.50 a piece during our impulse buy! :-)

On the Staten Island Ferry taking the free route to see Statue of Liberty

Amazing how orange my hair looks next to Whit and Kate!

It was a tad windy! :-)

If you look really really closely you can kind of see the Statue of Liberty behind us!


L & J Gutwein said...

Way to go on an extra long post with extra cool pictures to make up for us all suffering for almost two months without any- Hehe. -JennyG

Holli said...

Looks like fun! Really you think I would be mad about lunch?-NO! Heathrow or Gatwick but Heathrow is the better choice. Let me know. The only time that is booked is 19 of March for 3 weeks and thats about it for now. Make it this year we might ban visitors next year when we get our kid/s! Love you!

Rebekah said...

great post Tara!!! the pictures were great and your comments make them even better! Glad you had a great time.


p.s. thank you for checking on heidi and jarod yesterday...i'm so pathetic!