Sunday, April 1, 2012

New York City Trip

For our first anniversary we decided to take a trip to NYC.  We rented a cute and quaint one bedroom apartment from airbnb.  The apartment was in a great building in the Upper East Side.  However, I didn't realize how taxing 5 flights of stairs would be after a long day of NYC walking.  We arrived late on a Thursday afternoon with a busy schedule planned for the rest of the evening.  We walked 20 blocks (with luggage) to get keys to our apartment, then took a taxi to our apartment, and then walked another 25 blocks to make it in time for the "Late Show" taping.  We made it with 3 minutes to spare.  After the "Late Show", we relaxed by watching "Wicked".  Wicked was great and the music was fantastic.  Overall, the trip was amazing and I was grateful to spend our 1 year anniversary with my wonderful husband.
We went to the David Letterman show.  Kristen Wiig was hilarious. 
The whole purpose of the trip summed up in 3 hours.  WICKED.  Very talented cast.  Brian was singing most of the songs for the remainder of the trip.  (I take that back, he never stopped singing them).  I fell asleep for a little bit, but for those who know me, that happens no matter what.  
Pie Face.  Recommended by Brian's favorite blog.
Trying to interpret the NYC subway system map.
View from the top of The Empire State Building.  The World Trade Center is the tallest building in the middle.  The Statue of Liberty is in the far distance.
Trying to recreate the scene from "Sleepless in Seattle".  We were late by four days (February 18th)
Waiting for the subway,  (We met some very interesting people down there)
The mirrors at the top of the Empire State Building are really fantastic for photographs.  We are still trying to perfect the art, but I recommend everyone take some shots here before you leave. 
Of course I had to get a pregnancy shot.  :)   22 Weeks.
Empire State Building in the distance.

Serendipity 3 - Not quite what I expected.  The food was great but really expensive and the interior was really dingy.  (Not how they portray it in the movies). 
Crepes from Serendipity

Our neighborhood.

Alice in Wonderland statue in Central Park.  (Wish we would have been able to spend more time in the park.)

People/Animal watching in Central Park.  These two dogs were pretty spectacular and I think their owners had spent a small fortune on "their babies".

World Trade Center - Ground Zero. 

Metropolitan Museum of Art - A little overwhelming.  Probably could have spent a month in there and still not see every room. 

30 Rock - Brian was very disappointed that he didn't see Liz Lemon and Tracy Jordan.

Since we didn't have a tour guide, we basically went to every store that had a long line.  "Shake Shack" was no exception.  Milkshakes were pretty tasty.


  1. I'm not going to lie, I am SO jealous that you got to visit nyc! I keep trying to get Scott to get out there. He hasn't been home since right after his mission. Hopefully our 5 year anniversary will be spent there! Last time I was there was when I was 16. Good thing we live much closer!

  2. Taylor! You are seriously the most beautiful pregnant women. Brian is a lucky man! Miss you both! :)

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  4. Lori, you guys have got to go!! I cant wait to see a future blog post about what you do!

    Nicole, thank you so much! We miss you guys so much!! Can't wait to see you again!

  5. Sure enjoyed your photos. I know I am late in posting this but it looked like you had so much fun. You created some great memories!!!!!
    You are both such a cute couple.