Monday, 21 November 2011

New York Day 3

This was our last day and first we had to pack. I did not like this...we were leaving our lovely hotel room. If you go to NYC stay at the Millennium Hilton. The beds are amazingly comfy, the freebie bath stuff I kindly took home (hehe) and it was really spacious.  Below is a picture of myself in the hotel room with the space ground zero bores behind me. I still find it weird that over 10 years ago this window would have been blocked by the twin towers.




We spent the morning shopping and we spent the majority of this down 5th Avenue where all the expensive shops are. No lie outside the Cartier shop you had to go round with a personal security guard (what a way to make a tourist feel happy to shop there!). However the best shop? Here's a clue...



You can do easily get lost in there!!! But we all LOVED Macy's - LOVEEEED IT! Everyone says how awesome NYC is for shopping and I totally agree. I could have bought so much more. There were some great deals and some not so great deals (like the make up? OUCH!) but on clothes and shoes = amazing! We fell in love with this place.We spent two hours in there shopping. I bought some black boots (reduced from $150 to $79!) and some Christmas goodies for my friends. Nicola did all her Christmas shopping too! I really could have stayed in there all day. We also went to Century 21 but it gave me a headache - it was a mess, good deals, but I couldn't work my way round from tripping up on clothes haha.

The one thing we didn't get to do was go up the Empire State building. We were tempted to go up on this day but because we had gone up Rockerfella we thought was a waste of money. We still went a stood outside which was ace!


We then went back to Times Square as Nicola and Robbie wanted to get some baby stuff. We bought the baby a gift too...too cute right?

 She's 16 weeks now and her bump is finally starting to make an appearance!

Nic and Robbie in Times Square.

After lunch we headed down into China Town and Little Italy. I did not have my camera out for this point but it was an interesting contrast to central NYC. Last but not least we headed to Brooklyn bridge - it was blustery!



I was surprised how long a stretch it was to walk across. It took us a good 45 minutes! Then we headed back to the hotel to grab our cases to head to JFK. Picture moment this was too....I was so excited to go in a yellow Taxi (just Robbie got in the way!)


As we were driving to the airport I won't lie...I had a little cry to myself. I really did not want to go home, despite the cruddy feeling in the beginning. I had the best time! On our way we went through Times Square and I took this picture on my sister's camera. This sums up New York perfectly...


Full to the brim with life. Busy. Vibrant. Exciting. Almost like a different planet and it's because of this as to why people return. I will return again someday. I just know I will. Now I can safely and happily say New York is crossed off my 'to visit list'

4 comments:

Holly said...

Heheh I love the onesie! :)

Doria said...

Awes what a wonderful trip! Yay you can cross that one off your list! :)

Brooke said...

Just catching up on your posts, backwards - starting with day 3. NYC looks awesome!! We loved it so much we spent our entire time in a few block radius of midtown around 5th Avenue, Rockefeller Center and of course Macy's!

Kristen said...

Very jealous! I'm so pleased you got to cross it off friend!

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