I hope you're ready for a picture heavy post! My apologies in advance.
The week before Christmas, The American and I went to New York City so I could check "go back to New York City" off my "30 before 30" list. I also desperately needed a shot of super-duper-intense Christmas action to make up for all the craziness at work that prevented me from celebrating Christmas properly in the prior weeks.
On Monday, we arrived and checked into our super swank hotel room at The New York Palace, which we got for a steal thanks to Hotwire. Check it out:
|A king size bed and room to spare! And two windows!|
|The hotel was all decked out for Christmas, |
including the courtyard
|Rocking the Lulu pants after our flight.|
And a neat panoramic shot:
We then went for a very long walk, through the east side of Central Park and up to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (but it was closed). We then found the best burgers ever at The Prime Burger. It could have been that I was ravenous, but it was the best burger I have ever had. We were "home" by 6:00 p.m. I think, and watched hours of Top Gear while lazing in our very comfy bed.
On day two, we checked out Macy's (we went back there on day three to see Santa), Times Square, and the Empire State Building. Here comes a whole mess of pictures with no more words:
|Look at me in Times Square!|
|View from the Empire State Building.|
|Another view from the Empire State Building.|
|The escalators at Macy's were wooden! Terrifying.|
(Hey, look, it's The American's foot!)
We saw a lot of really beautiful Christmas windows, but only took a few pictures of them. They were generally crowded with people. I was also too busy just taking it all in!
|A window display at Macy's.|
|The outside of the building (obviously).|
|So beautiful inside!|
|Oh, Big, why did you do it?!|
|Unfortunately it also started to rain that night :-(|