FEBRUARY 20, 2014 (Thursday)
Blue skies. I guess it’s New York city’s way of saying goodbye to us with beautiful blue skies. Loving it.
We got up early to get in our last hurrah. We went over to the Pick a Bagel for breakfast. Lexi had forgotten something in her room so, after breakfast, she went back for it while I went into a nearby Hampton Inn to get a map. While in the Hampton Inn, there was a lady signing people up for the new Hilton on 57th Avenue timeshare. I wanted to see it so when Michael and Lexi showed up, we signed up for tomorrow morning.
We walked down to the subway and took it all the way down to the World Trade Center stop. We went in and got our free tickets and followed the herd around to the memorial site. It was beautiful. Covered in snow but beautiful. Can only imagine how peaceful and lovely it is in spring. I guess I didn’t appreciate that there are two identical water fountains, except for the names of the victims. One for North and one for South towers. So glad we went.
After that we walked down towards Battery Park and took the free Staten Island Ferry across to see the Statue of Liberty. We also got to see the Brooklyn Bridge. Wish we had time to get up close and personal with the Statue of Liberty, but that will have to wait until next trip. Once we got over to Staten Island, we got off and got back on to take it back into Manhattan. Lovely day for a ferry ride.
We took the subway (right outside the Staten Island Ferry station) uptown. Lexi had made an appointment at Kleinfeld’s (Say Yes to the Dress). She wanted to try on wedding dresses. I love that program too. Anyway, she had a 3:30 PM appointment. We had some time to kill so we stopped at a cute diner called Big Daddy’s. Huge portions and good food. We left there and chanced to walk past the house where Teddy Roosevelt was born.
When we got to Kleinfeld’s, we were greeted and shown into the waiting area while Lexi was in the dressing room with her attendant, Paula. She tried on four or five dresses. The prices weren’t nearly as bad as I thought they would be. There was one dress that looked really good on her and she really liked. No pictures allowed unless you say yes to the dress, then you can take all that you want. We’ll keep this place in mind when she does get married. Was a fun thing to do. (Michael begged and begged not to go but he owed me for my going with him to a play yesterday. I think he had fun, just like I did with him yesterday.)
We took the subway again, this time from 23rd up to 50th. It was rush hour so the subway was really full – and had some very interesting people. We’re feeling quite comfortable on the subway, almost like a local. We stopped at the Steak N Shake on the way home for a late dinner. We’re done for the day. Tonight it’s all about packing and being able to be out of here by noon tomorrow, after the timeshare presentation.
That was our day. Hope yours was great!