Wednesday, September 30, 2015

New York Day 4

We took a trip to Hoboken and yes that is really the name of that town. The subway was surprisingly clean and the trip only took like 15 minutes so I can understand people working in the city and living in Hoboken, one of the things that I did like was that it was cozy and normal kind of like it was when I lived in Ohio. It was the first time I thought " I could probably live here".
 

 

 
John told us about this little place that makes really great sandwiches so we took an uber and went there, Fiore's is know for its Mozzarella amongst other things but especially that. 
When we got there we walked in the back and there was an adorable older gentleman making fresh mozzarella and even broke us off a piece to try. It was warm and while I am not a big mozzarella fan I still thought it was really great. 
Afterwards we got sandwiches with roast beef, olive oil, mozzarella cheese and it was really good even though I couldn't eat all of it.
John knows the owner so we sat and talked awhile, the funny thing was everyone I talked to had been to Germany and really liked it so we had that in common it is a family owned business and you can tell because everyone has the same name or variations of it.
It was definitely a highlight of our trip and I can only recommend it if you are looking for a great sandwich.
 
 

Because my child is a big cakeboss fan we had to check out the shop and get some souvenirs for her, while I was there I picked up 3 cupcakes and ate them before I left the next day. Red Velvet, Oreo and carrot cake at three a dollars a cupcake I thought that wasn't too bad.
 

This was the view from the bar in our Hotel, I think I went to that M&M store everyday.
Later that night we went to china town and had dinner at this really tiny little Chinese place that had huge portions that none of us could eat. I also shopped a little while I was at it because they had the same stuff as Times square had at a fraction of the price.
John was afraid we would get mugged but nothing happened one of the things I noticed in New York is that there are Policemen everywhere so its really quite safe.
We saw a little fair on our way so we stopped there and checked it out. It was cute with lights hanging between the buildings and food tents where you could anything your heart desires.
I wanted to stay up really late because it was our last night but everyone was tired so we headed to bed to get an early start the next day.

(I didn't see John till 12 the next day. )

Talk to you later,
Julia


Monday, September 28, 2015

New York Day 3

On the third day, we rented bikes and rode through Central Park and almost never stopped so I was a wreck by the time we got through the damn thing. Have I mentioned yet that my brother walks and rides his bike like his ass is on fire? I swear, I could not keep up so I rode standing up, uphill and by the time we took the bikes back I thought my head was going to explode.
We decided to walk to Central Park because taking the bus would have been 45 minutes for a distance that we walked in 15 minutes. Thats how bad traffic is. On the way there I found a store that sells bobble heads and I got my Captain America.

 

 

 
Can you tell I was last?
There were three lanes: joggers, bikes and cars.
 
The bikes were pretty nice and I rented a basket for 1 dollar to cart all my shit around.

 

I'm in love with this little man.
  

Sandy was afraid she would barf on the horse but she didn't. We had so much fun on those. We kept imagining that we were catching ebola on those poles, but so far, nothing.
 


After we got back, Sandy and I decided to go back to the NBC store and while we were there, some kid came up to us and asked us if we wanted to see Seth Meyers perform his opening bit, where he tests jokes on an audience and sees which ones make the cut. Of course, we went and even though we weren't allowed to take pictures it was really cool to see the stage where they tape Saturday Night Live and to walk the same halls as the SNL guests and stars. There were pictures everywhere on the wall but, like I said, no pictures.
Most of the people in the test audience were tourists from all over the world. Still everybody laughed at the dildo jokes so I guess it doesn't matter where you come from because everyone is a pervert.
 
That horse ate a hotdog.
NYC Cheesecake
Later that night we went to the Meat Packing district to walk along the Highline but first we had dinner where I had my first spicy Margarita. My brother decided to have several so he was having a good time.



  
 

 




I had a hipster coffee and some hipster tried to sing "Happy Birthday" to me.......I threatened him and he quit.
I also had homemade pie and homemade ice cream. 


Nice Firefighter who let me take a picture with him. Unfortunately, my brother was holding the camera and after a couple of drinks he was distracted and also busy yelling at people.

It was a busy and really fun day.
Talk to you later,
Julia

Sunday, September 27, 2015

New York Day 2

We rode the Hop On Hop Off bus and saw a lot of the city. Then we took the ferry to Liberty Island. I was surprised at how little The Statue of Liberty is; it's not tiny, but it seems so much larger than life when you see if on TV.
Of course, I had to rock the Unicorn.

We rode an elevator with a glass roof to the 67th floor and then walked the rest of the way up to Top Of The Rock (Rockefeller Center). 






 
Poor John had to take pictures with two different phones and hold all the bags.


Ground Zero was calm and a little somber but not sad. There were flowers in some of the names there but all in all a very peaceful place.








Dan took pictures of everything.



That would be Central Park.


Didn't quite turn out as planned....



We were some hardcore tourists with our headphones on listening to the tour guide tell us how important he actually is and oohhing and ahhing in all the right places.

The tour guide kept telling us not to stand up because the streetlights and signs would decapitate you.  I wonder how they figured that out.

 
That night, we went to see Kinky Boots, which was amazing and a big fat highlight of our trip!
 If you ever get the chance to see it then do it; it was such a wonderful experience.
Talk to you later,
Julia

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