Saturday, June 21, 2014

Manhattan Trip - Now including notes from lazy Tracy ;)

I know it's a little late getting these on here, but here is our trip that we took to New York City. We had a ton of fun and would like to go back in the winter to see the city in the snow. -Nolan

Even later to the party (is it seriously October already?!), here I (Tracy) am to add my notes about our amazing vacation. Nolan and I took FIVE blissfully kid free days to ourselves in New York to celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary. TEN! I couldn't be more proud to say that! It truly makes me so thankful that after ten years, countless moves, three kids, two very high risk pregnancies, college, career changes, learning to live debt free, home ownership, loss and love, we are stronger than the day we tied the knot. We are lucky and blessed to be navigating this world together! Quite honestly was our first real vacation since our honeymoon to Belize ten years ago, which left much to be desired. We were well overdue for a re-do.  

After multiple delays, we're finally on our way to NYC! 
This is essentially the entire room. It's New York after all, space is limited! But how cool are the lights under the bed?!
Our view
Tmes Square!

Ferris wheel INSIDE Toys R Us.
Of course we had to ride it!

The Hulk, made entirely of LEGOS.

In front of The Majestic after seeing The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. 

Seriously one of the coolest things we have ever done. I've seen the Phantom three times (two in SF), but this was by far the most AMAZING production. 

Something I have dreamed of seeing since I was 12.

Incredible ceiling. 

Street art.

Little Italy!

One of my favorite places in NY.

Cheesy I know, however, this place made the most phenomenal cannoli EVER. Seriously I took one bite and almost fell down it was so good. We went back the day we left to buy a half dozen for the flight.

One of the many spectacular courthouses we walked by. That's my on the steps at the top. It was HUGE.

For such massive doors, they had such tiny hinges! 

New World Trade Center

There was something so peaceful and somber about this memorial. I honestly didn't expect to be as moved by it as I was.

A legit NYC rat. It ran right by my foot while I was sitting on a park bench.

Empire State Building.

View from the Empire State at about 1am

One of the places we had brunch at near our hotel.

Giant chocolate egg.

Central Park.

Another thing to check off my bucket list. A trip to the Guggenheim, designed by one of my favorite architects- Frank Lloyd Wright.

The ceiling at Grand Central Station. It took my breath away!

Rockefeller Center

Radio City Music Hall

View from the "Top of the Rock" (Rooftop of Rockefeller Center)

Trump Tower

The London Hotel, where we dined at one of Gorden Ramsey's amazing restaurants. 

View of Manhattan from our boat tour.

Brooklyn Bridge, we passed under it which was amazing.

Katz's Delicatessen, a MUST

Where Harry met Sally :)

Last night before we headed home.

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