New York City 2/20/2014

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. 

Sharknado 2 extended it's filming to yet another day.

Sharknado 2 extended it’s filming to yet another day.

Our favorite breakfast place.

Our favorite breakfast place.

White dogs with red tennis shoes.

White dogs with red tennis shoes.

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.

Caught the right one.

Caught the right one.

 

One, World Trade Center.

One, World Trade Center.

Two, World Trade Center.

Two, World Trade Center.

Seven, World Trade Center.

Seven, World Trade Center.

IMG_0264

IMG_0269

 

They do well on donations.

They do well on donations.

Interesting views everywhere.

Interesting views everywhere.

 

Memorial fountain.

Memorial fountain.

Names of the dead on the edge of both fountains.

Names of the dead on the edge of both fountains.

Lex.

Lex.

 

Memorial tree.  It was a stump and they nurtured it back to health.

Memorial tree. It was a stump and they nurtured it back to health.

Touching sights.

Touching sights.

IMG_0298

The names of the dead from the Pentagon and Flights 93 & 77 are included.

The names of the dead from the Pentagon and Flights 93 & 77 are included.

IMG_0324

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.

Ferry Building.

Ferry building.

I liked the bench.

I liked the bench.

They run every 30 minutes and it is a 25 minute ride.

They run every 30 minutes and it is a 25 minute ride.

Big Ferries, used to take cars, but no more.

Big ferries, used to take cars, but no more.

 

IMG_0356

IMG_0362

IMG_0363

IMG_0364

Off and back on.

Off and back on.

IMG_0376

A light house.

A light house.

IMG_0404

Brooklyn bridge.

Brooklyn bridge.

 

Flag in Ferry building.

Flag in ferry building.

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.

Down into the subway.

Down into the subway.

Beautiful buildings when we came out.

Beautiful buildings when we came out.

IMG_0465

IMG_0467

My chicken salad.

My chicken salad.

Lex's mozzarella sticks.

Lex’s mozzarella sticks.

Edie's burger and fries.

Edie’s burger and fries.

Where T Roosevelt was born.

Where T Roosevelt was born.

Handsome buildings.

Handsome buildings.

I like the little ones squished in between the big ones.

I like the little ones squished in between the big ones.

From a distance I thought it was a church.

From a distance I thought it was a church.

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.)

My travel nightmare has arived.

My travel nightmare has arrived.

I can't stand to watch the show, now I am living my own personal episode.

I can’t stand to watch the show, now I am living my own personal episode.

I feel my testosterone oozing out my pores.

I feel my testosterone oozing out my pores.

Edie has claimed a debt I owe due to her going to "Waiting for Godot" with me.

Edie has claimed a debt I owe due to her going to “Waiting for Godot” with me.

We are more than even, though she claims another hour somewhere of her choosing.

We are more than even, though she claims another hour somewhere of her choosing.

 

Leaving, I was fascinated by this window display.  On the perpendicular, showing the train from overhead.

Leaving, I was fascinated by this window display. On the perpendicular, showing the train from overhead.

 

Can't imagine how they got it to hang looking like it was vertical.

Can’t imagine how they got it to hang looking like it was vertical.

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.

There is a law that an inebriated person cannot buy a puppy in NYC,

There is a law that an inebriated person cannot buy a puppy in NYC,

That was our day. Hope yours was great!

 

Posted in Uncategorized