Tuesday, August 19, 2014

NYC 1

It's difficult to put a trip like we had into words.  First of all, if you've ever been to NYC, you know how amazing it is.  There is always something to do, at any time of the day, at almost every place in the city.  It really is the city that never sleeps.

Steve and I both have said that this trip was better than our honeymoon.  We've been through so much in our 10 years of marriage, our communication is better, we're just a better team than we were in our early 20's.

Our first day in the city, we just started to wander around the areas by our apartment.  We ended up in Times Square to see about getting half price show tickets.  But before we could see about tix, we wandered into the Yankees store...and on a whim bought tickets for a game that started 1.5 hours later.  Seriously...a dream of mine...to see the Yankees play in Yankee stadium.  Clearly we were in the nosebleeds, but it was awesome...and they won!



 That night we had dinner at Shake Shack.  And it lived up to all the hype.  So worth the 30 minute wait in line.


 On our second day we walked High Line Park.  You can read more about it here.  It was the most beautiful day to walk it.  Next time you're in the city, for sure check it out.




 Half way across High Line there is a "food court" where we stopped for coffee.


The end of High Line is in the Meatpacking District.  So many great shopping spots there, but the highlight was Chelsea Market.  It's essentially an indoor food hall with more than 35 vendors purveying everything from soup to nuts, wine to coffee, and cheese to cheesecake.





We sampled foods from a few different places, but didn't get to spend as much time there as we would've liked because we were trying to get to Times Square to buy half price tickets for a show....we ended up seeing Newsies that night!  It was top on my list of shows to see.  And it was amazing.  I loved every minute of it.  The only thing that would have made it better would be to have Christian Bale playing Jack.  In a perfect world....


6 comments:

ashortblonde said...

I'm glad to know that those half price ticket deals actually work! We walked the high line so early that the shops weren't open! Next time I have to check out Chelsea Market. It is something I semi forgot about...but you're right there seriously is something to do at any time of the day!

amy said...

Having something to do at any time of day was so perfect for me. Being preggo I would go back to our apt for a couple hours each day, but I never felt like I was missing anything! Plus I love cities that are bustling late into the night!! It feels exciting to me. :)

Sarah said...

Oh my! What a fun trip! I can't wait to be married for that long and enjoy a trip more because we communicate better. Our honeymoon was kind of a disaster! Haha

amy said...

Yes, our honeymoon wasn't the best trip either! I'm very thankful for a re-do!!

Ember Grey. said...

SO MUCH FUN. NYC is truly magical. I love how spontaneous you guys were - randomly buying Yankees tickets, and then NEWSIES?! Lady, do not even get me started. I had that movie on repeat when I was younger and I still get giddy when I hear one of the songs.

amy said...

Being spontaneous was what made it so fun! Well, plus like a million other things. But it was nice to do whatever we felt like right at that moment. And Newsies....oh it was the best!! I would LOVE to see it again! Steve's been singing King of NYsince we got home!