Sunday, May 31, 2009

Memorial Weekend Getaway


Tyler had to go to New Jersey for work the week before Memorial Day, but got done on Thursday. We decided it was a perfect opportunity to vacay to NY. So my parents came out to watch Ava and Christian and Bennett and I head out to meet up with Ty. It was fantastic. We had some VERY generous friends that allowed us to stay in their "apartment" for the weekend, while they were gone. It was hard, but we made it work. When we first walked in we saw this:

you know, the Hudson and the upper west side.

Then we turned our heads left and saw this:


the sunset over the Hudson.

When we could finally take our eyes off of the view we went into our bedroom to see this:

the other side of the upper west side and Central Park. If we looked to the right from our bedroom window we could see into midtown, but we didn't get a pic of that.

So we woke up to this:

And fell asleep to this:

I know, it was rough.

When we weren't gazing out the window or searching the building for Kenneth (from 30Rock) and Gayle (AKA Oprah's BFF) we did a ton and ate some seriously tasty food!


The Pier on the Hudson about 2 blocks from our place (real close to where the plane landed awhile back).


Yankee Stadium. Note, I said stadium, not game. $375 for the cheapest seat we could get. We're not that big of baseball fans!


The Temple wasn't far so we did some walk by's.


We had to, we're 30 Rock fans!

A few strolls through Central Park. I love it there. I think I would run a lot if it were my track. Apparently we totally failed our hosts by not riding on the carousel...who knew it was a must do.









There is just no other place like Times Square. Bennett was wide eyed.



Like Father...

Like Son. Ride it boys!
Out to Lady Liberty and Ellis Island.

I just put this pic in because Ty looks hot ;)

We obviously did a little more than this, but you can't capture everything:) My fave eats were definitely Norma's (again...almost twice), Cafe Habana (yummiest grilled corn. ever.), Telepan (worth the $$$$), and not enough pinkberry (which was right around the corner).
Oh and by the way, this boy was awesome.

It was such a nice trip. We have a huge THANK YOU to send to grandma and papa and of course to p and j for letting us crash at their place!

21 comments:

The Mostess said...

Sweet! What a great trip!

Glad you had a great time. I love Norma's, glad you made a trip back.

Peaua said...

looks like a great trip! love the pics. and you look good for having the bebes!:)

Natalie said...

Looks like a fabulous time. Bennett is getting so big...cute kid. And of course you look beautiful as always.

Lots of Love!

erin said...

Shut up! We were there the exact same time...and and some of the exact same places. We were in a hotel sort of right by the temple and Lincoln Square. Oh...and I still can't stop thinking about the yummy food. I heart nyc. I'm glad you guys had fun too. Sad we didn't run into each other.

Keepin' up with the Jones' said...

don't you just love nyc? it's hard not to when you are going to sleep and waking up to views like that. those are some very clear pictures. i'm very impressed! looks like you guys were able to do a lot of fun things while you were there! glad you were able to take a little trip!

hteuscher said...

What beautiful views!! So glad you had a good time, love the pics! There is a pinkberry on santana row if you are still craving it:) We will have to go to NYC someday at least for the food.

Erin and James said...

what a fabulous apartment to stay at! how cute is your little guy, getting so big!

allegra said...

are you kidding me?! how sick is that apartment? SO COOL!! that view is amazing. what a fun little getaway. i bet it was nice to have one kid instead of 3 for a change. he is a darling baby, ya know.

you can upload pics to photobucket to make them bigger on your blog. just copy and paste the html from photobucket onto your blog. and to make your blog template bigger, so that the pictures even fit, i changed my blogger template to "minima stretch" or "minima lefty stretch" out of the blogger options.
hope that makes sense.

what a cute family you guys are.

allegra said...

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Alie said...

SO FUN LINDSEY!

Kearl said...

SO FUN! Bennett is so cute. I can't wait to see him in a couple of weeks. Is he a drool boy? It only took Luke about 2 years to get over that.

hayleyrowan said...

what a trip, lucky girl. yes i promise i'll feel better when you come into town! let's get together for sure.

Kim said...

Holy smokes, what an awesome view you guys had! And you look hot in the pictures, too:). Maybe I should get an elliptical. . .

Kearl said...

To answer your question: Thomas only comes during Memorial Day. Sorry.

Kathy said...

What a fun trip! Glad you finally got to try Cafe Habana. :)

Lindsey said...

Awesome trip. I love NYC and pinkberry too. I'm glad you guys got to go.

mer and josh said...

Wow linds! looks so fun and little Bennett is darling- Beautiful eyes!

cassi said...

Wow! What a fun trip and those views are amazing!

Candace said...

So glad you had fun. I love that place. Would have liked to get there one more time before leaving the East Coast, but...have great memories of trips past. :)

Gilly Funk said...

hey linds! I don't think I have been on your blog forever! I have never seen Bennet! Does everyone say he looks just like you?! because I can totally see it. What a cutie. And what a fun vacation.

Keepin' up with the Jones' said...

when you posted this, i showed my parents. they thought the pictures of the view were the best they have seen so way to go!!