New York City – Day 4

I am awake at 6am but Jon and Em are sleeping so I decided to turn-around and go back to sleep too.

After all, we are on vacations!

We decided to walk to Time Square and grab breakfast on the way there.

We found Park Café, went in and got in line. We quickly move to the front of the line and were seated. That place runs so efficiently it was like a game of “Diner Dash”. Tables for 2, seats at the counter and some table for 4. Sit, eat, get your check, leave and the table is already ready for the next group! Efficient!!!

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Not Sarabeth’s but still delicious and filling.

Once done with breakfast, we jumped on the bus… today, we are going to see the Statue of Liberty.

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I have the best husband and daughter, look at them! I am a lucky woman!

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Next, we stop by South Side Seaport. This is where we finally found the kind of macaroons I was looking for.

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The strawberry one got the thumb-up from Emily. The pistachio one was delicious and Emily ate the Nutella one really quickly 🙂

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We also bought this wonderful hat for Emily and she played model for me. Isn’t she stylish? I am not forcing her to dress this way, she just has style!!!

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Back to Time Square and shopping!

M&M store

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Hello Kitty store

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Skechers – the pink ones are for me but wait till you see tomorrow’s pictures!

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And a little Justin Bieber. Emily bought this with her own money!

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As we walked through Time Square, we were approached to go to a comedy club, the idea of a stand-up comedian show brought Emily to near tears so we decided not to go.

We looked at the Madam Tussaud’s wax museum… Once again, Emily wanted to go in but was nervous at the idea to go in so we decide to skip it and walked back to our hotel.

We stopped by Subway and grabbed a sub for Emily than stopped at a Deli to grab some more food for us.

We walked back to the hotel, ate dinner in our room while watching kids tv show and enjoying our purchases for the day.

We called it an early night and made plans for tomorrow.

What do you think we will do tomorrow???

New York City – Day 3

Day 3 in New York City started quite early…

By 6:30am, we were all awake and searching for a place to grab breakfast on Urban Spoon

We settled on Sarabeth’s

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Ok, overall, this was a more expensive breakfast than the day before but OMGosh!!!

The food was delicious and our server was efficient, polite, smiling and cute!

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Jon had the eggs benedict for $18 with a side of bacon!

Look at that side…. that’s an $8 side of bacon that’s actually worth $8

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I had a spinach and goat cheese omelette with a scone $15

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And Emily had the best Pumpkin waffle ever!!!  $16

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Soooo good!  We all had a bite, she added syrup to it and ate the whole thing.

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We had coffee and were not rushed to leave the table when we were done!

Overall a great breakfast experience.

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With our full tummies, we hopped on the Tour bus and started exploring the city

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We hoped off the bus at Time Square and walked around.  We explored and I took pictures.

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M&M Store

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Billboards everywhere!

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Disney Store

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Sidewalk mascots who will grab your child for hugs and pictures than show you their tips purses…

I paid this time and kept all the others at bay…

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The Ferris wheel at Toys R Us.  Emily and I got the Barbie car!!!

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Emily, Madison (the doll) and me in front of Madison Square Garden…. where all of Justin’s fans stood one day before his concert!

Can you see the grumpy starting to happen on Emily’s face?

We continued to walk around, looking for the Hello Kitty store which we didn’t find at this time…

As we kept looking, it started to rain and that combined with our lack of luck in finding the Hello Kitty created a really grumpy girl.

That’s when Emily had her second meltdown.

She stood in the rain and cried, I moved us under cover and tried to calm her down but it didn’t work.

We waved a cab and went back to the hotel where we could put some dry clothes on and go down to the food court to grab sushis for lunch.

We bought a salmon mousse, a salami, 2 cheese, crackers, some fruits, veggies and humus…  That was going to be our dinner later!

We also bought some macaroons!  A new experience for both Jon and Emily.

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They each had a dark chocolate ganache in the middle which wasn’t what I was expecting so my family wasn’t really excited about them.  They were still good just not what I wanted them to try for their 1st time.

That afternoon, we went back on the bus and did the full city tour without hoping off again.

Look at my movie star!!!

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We saw tons of things and I am not going to put all the pictures up but we had a great time.

Once the tour was done, we grabbed a hot-dog from a street cart and enjoyed it on a bench.

Than we did something I am not all that proud of but…. we only live once right?

We went back to FAO Schwartz and bought candies…. $76 worth of candies! And a bacon lip balm!  🙂

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We went back to the hotel, showered, turned the tv on and set-up our feast of cheese, crackers, veggies, humus and more…  Once we were done, Emily started working on those candies…

2 weeks later, we are still not done eating them!

By 9pm we were all asleep, getting some rest in order to be top shape to tackle day 4.