Christmas started early with a great trip to New York City! This was my first trip to the city and it was made possible because Nina is working there and Alex and I were able to crash at her place for free :) It was a whirlwind trip of two and a half days so we tried to pack our time with tons of touristy things.
|I'll have what she's having!|
I have to admit, the food there was pricey but pretty amazing! My opinion may have been skewed since I decided we should walk three miles to get there rather than taking the train. Lesson learned.
|That's a lot of meat! ;)|
Oprah made Serendipity 3 doubly popular by raving about their frozen hot chocolate so we had a two hour wait to get a table. Oprah and I have different standards for our desserts. Thanks, Oprah. I was only mildly impressed. Chocolate slurpee anyone? No thanks.
I have wanted to see the Rockettes' Christmas Spectacular for years. They are my favorite part of the Macy's parade and when I found out that they had a Christmas show, I had to see it. Since we are saving money for a wedding, Alex told me we wouldn't be able to see them on this trip because the tickets were too expensive but in true Alex style, he surprised me with tickets anyway :)
Apparently, I am the girl with unachievable expectations because I felt that the show was fun but left something to be desired. I still love the Rockettes but will reserve that love for watching them in the parade. I will entertain the idea of participating in the Rockettes' experience for next Christmas!
Here are some NYC things that did meet my expectations:
|Piano show on the BIG piano at FAO Schwarz...|
They played carol of the bells complete with cartwheels!
|Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree|
|Dylan's Candy Bar :)|
Are you a sucker for tourist traps too?