Do you know how much can be achieved between an early wake-up call and a late check-out?
Let me tell you about our last half day on NYC.
We got up around 7ish and Emily had a nasty head cold / sinus infection. I blame the Museum of Natural History for it. Their A/C was so high we nearly froze to death in there yesterday.
So….. DayQuil to the rescue!!!
An hour or so later, we were walking down 5th avenue towards the Rockefeller centre. Emily decided a couple of days ago that we were going to the Top of the Rock instead of going up the Empire State Building.
Our plan was to be there when the doors open to avoid a line-up. The plan worked perfectly and everything considered, its an over-rated & expensive elevator ride. Sure the views are beautiful but still…
We made it up and Emily refused to go outside…
That’s ok, we can work with that! Jon and I can rotate going outside.
Up one more floor and suddenly we are outside, no choices what so ever. Emily managed the outside for a little bit, just long enough to take this picture of Jonathan holding the Empire State Building. 🙂
Than she discovered what we named the light room… And we stayed there till Jon was ready to go back down.
The NBC store… We had to get some things there…
I can now pretend to be at Central Perk drinking coffee with my “Friends”. We also got minions for Emily and a t-shirt of some tv show I don’t know for Jon.
Next… we are back at the American Girl Place. Emily still had money burning a whole in her wallet so we HAD to go in again.
The employee who put Emily’s purchases through remembered her from earlier this week… It’s amazing how many people are remembering her at that store. Must be part of their training.
Before leaving the store we asked for recommendation on where to grab breakfast.
We went to the recommended Burger Heaven on 49th near 5th. I know it doesn’t sound like a breakfast place but they serve breakfast with a real “Pascale approved” size of coffee cup. First time in 6 days that my cup of coffee deserved to be call a cup of coffee!!!
The place was clean and you could feel the pride of ownership. A true gem!
At breakfast Jon kept talking about the HBO store… Because we hadn’t spend enough money already…
We walked to the HBO shop and bought a Merlotte t-shirt for Jon and I got a Fangtasia t-shirt… We are True blood fans!!!
Than we walked back to the hotel while Emily kept playing supermodel for me.
We wanted to stop at Starbucks and treat ourselves to overpriced coffee but they were too busy for my liking…
We kept walking and found a little independent shop near the hotel, we ordered 3 coffees. Emily wanted an iced cap … I think she got more caffeine than she signed up for…lol.
Once back at the hotel, we relaxed, finished packing and watched some tv before it was time to check-out at 1pm.
Next stop, the Hilton Huntington, Melville, NY for the 5p- Society conference.
Stay tuned for Day 6 part 2 tomorrow!
Oh, I love New York! Namste. . . .Anne
We did a lot for our first visit, we will have to return one day!
Good for you . It is a very special place to visit. I have been so many times but still get excited about the thought of the energy of the city! Namaste. . . .Anne
What did you like best?
The best was the look on my daughter’s face as we checked off things to do on her list. I enjoyed walking 5th and Central Park. I would love to spend more time in Central Park, visit more museums and some other neighborhood.
How old is your daughter?
Emily is 15 physically but much you get mentally.
What a great time to experience “the city!”
I meant much younger mentally… not much you get mentally… sorry about that
Keep her a little girl as long as you can. Kids grow up so early these days.
Emily (my daughter) has a very rare syndrome called Cri Du Chat Syndrome. She might stay little forever, this is our reality!
Oh bless her heart. I am sorry I didn’t understand.. You must be a very special mama! God bless you.
No worries and no need to be sorry! Having Emily is the best thing I’ve done in my life. Allowing her to teach me how to tackle life and face challenges is extremely rewarding. I am a lucky mom!
I was just reading about it. I don’t remember ever hearing about this. What a wonderful attitude you have. I have heard other people in challenging
situations with the same attitude. but not all. Out of the challenge comes blessing! You are inspiration! Thank you for sharing , it was a blessing to me!
Where do you live?
We are on the Canadian East coast. Up until a couple of weeks we had never met someone else with cri du chat. It is quite rare.
I would think sharing with people knowing what you are going through would help. A healthy mama and baby is a miracle never to be taken for granted!