A couple weeks ago Dan and I were able to put down our task lists and deadlines (for the most part), and take a little trip to New York City. We were mainly there to celebrate the wedding of our friends, Sonya and Eddie—you may remember them from their Save the Dates, but since Dan's birthday and our anniversary also fall in the month of May we decided to extend our stay. Our hotel was in a wonderful, little historic district within walking distance of the reception, and even though we spent a lot of time relaxing (me) and working (Dan) in the hotel, we also took some time to see the sights and eat delicious food. Oh my, THE FOOD. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. There were tourist spots that we didn't get to see, but that simply means we'll have to plan another trip there.
The first place we visited—besides the baggage claim at LaGuardia Airport—was Sonya and Eddie's apartment. Eddie took us to the top of the building, and the next three images are what we saw. It was an amazing view. I see some new wall art in my future.
On the second day of our trip, we went to see a taping of the Jimmy Fallon show. Cameras weren't allowed, but I have great mental images of the Rockefeller Plaza and the guests. The full show is online, too, if you want to watch it and see us in the audience. We were sitting in the fifth row, smack in the middle, and Dan was wearing a light green shirt.
Next is the church where Sonya and Eddie got married. The camera came with us to the rehearsal, but not to the wedding. I can't even put it into words, but their rehearsal and wedding were fabulous. They did a tremendous job with the details. If the sun would ever come back to Cincinnati, I could take pictures of the stationery pieces we worked on with them. I'm excited to post everything.
Normally I don't post images of myself because 1) I'm behind the camera, or 2) I never like pictures of myself. This time I'm included in a few shots that I actually like, and I'm so glad that Dan took this one in Times Square. I don't have the best expression, but I can't get over the movement. I can totally remember being there with the hustle and bustle and lights.
We also visited Central Park on our way to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. There were some beautiful bridges and trees.
This is the MET (Metropolitan Museum of Art). It was pretty neat to visit in general, but my favorite area was the modern art. As much as it fascinates me that jewelry and statues were made centuries ago, I'd much rather see paintings by Dali, modern sculptures and funky furniture. I would've liked to visit the Modern Museum of Art, but we'll have to do that next time.
After the MET, we walked down Madison Ave. (hello shopping district!). We eventually ran into the cube Apple store. It's an underground store made from a LOT of glass. This was the view from the elevator, looking up to the ground level. Starting at the top and going to the right, you can see people on the stairs. It's a good thing that both Apple stores we visited that week were sold out of 3G iPads. We would've had a major decision on our hands—to buy an iPad or not to buy an iPad...
Overall it was a great trip. I'm glad we took the subways and walked everywhere, too, but it was ex-haus-ting! I could get in shape in no time... as long as I don't see any gelato shops.