Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Hello New York

I'm hoping there are other bloggers who have the same intentions that I do. I take pictures of interesting things, all excited about the moment and then...... I get carried away with things in life and do not post.

Yes, I realize that the pictures and information from my trip to New York are still not up. Maybe I'm still basking in the fun from the incredible time that my son and I had together. We walked our feet off. That is an understatement. Five days exploring from morning to well into the evening.

Dallas was impressed with the Apple store in Grand Central Station. The juxtaposition of new technology surrounded by history is an extravagant combination. He stood there for awhile taking in the architectural beauty of the building and contemplating the new Apple products.

Our first evening in New York we had dinner at the Rock Center Cafe. It was a warm night that brought the opportunity to capture the last of dinning outside.

We stayed right in the bustle of Times Square at the Hilton on 42nd. Crazy - busy - noisy. But the hotel is very clean and quiet, has great service and was central to everything we wanted to do. So it worked well.

view from our room at the Hilton Times Square

Our first morning we lingered over breakfast at the Boathouse in Central Park, and then began the long days of exploring together. We literally walked the entire city......

We jumped on the train a couple of times - off to World Trade Center, the Stock Exchange, Battery Park. Dallas takes the train to work in Toronto, so he was a lot quicker at figuring out the routes we needed than I was.

Visiting the World Trade Center memorial site was solemn and emotional. The picture of the tree below is the survivor tree. It's a callery pear tree that was found badly damaged after the 9/11 terror attacks. The tree was recovered and renewed off site by the city's Parks and Recreation department. Only one year later the tree produced leaves and birds nested in the branches. The survivor tree was replanted at the memorial site in 2010. It is a true testament of survival and rebirth.

After exploring all day we would head back to the hotel to freshen up and go back out for dinner. And of course there was the crazy fun of taking in the lights of Time Square at night.

With my handsome son at Time Square.

 One of our favourite visits on the trip was our time at the Metropolitan Museum. Dallas and I could have easily spent another two days exploring the extensive art collections. I will share more from the Met in another post.

Dallas was thrilled to find Van Gogh's self portrait (circa 1889).

And of course, there was time for a bit of shopping. Even though my feet hurt from the days of walking, I still managed to try on shoes for my wedding.

New York, New York  
We had so much fun. 


  1. This is a reminiscent of my trip to New York this last summer. I love New York
    I seen and went several of the places you mentioned in pictures.

    I had to visit the Louis Vuitton store on 4th avenue to purchase a new bag for myself.
    Those shoes you tried on was beautiful for sure


    1. Thanks Janice. I ended up getting those shoes - such a classic style. New York is noisy and fun.

  2. She wasn't kidding about the walking. It was great to share visiting NYC with you.

    1. And still your mother managed to put on heels in the evening to go out to dinner.