Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Day 865's New York recap
Our New York trip came and went last week. Thanks again to everyone who offered suggestions. I think I mentioned this, but it was a work trip for me, and Wes decided to take a vacation (his first since our honeymoon!) and come along since he'd never been to the city. Unfortunately, I spent all my daylight hours (and more) in the office during week, and really just had Saturday to enjoy. But don't worry, Wes took full advantage of his time there. He took a food tour of Greenwich Village, went to several museums, saw a taping of Letterman, even appeared on the Today Show! In the evenings, we ate a lot, and saw In the Heights, which was fantastic.
On Saturday morning, we headed to brunch a Sarabeth's, which several of you noted as a "must-do." I was oddly excited about this (I love brunch!) and it did not dissappoint. As you can clearly see, my apple cinnamon French toast with bananas was decadent, and I am now on a mission to make my own French toast this delightful, as there is a serious lack of brunch establishments in Birmingham.
And since we braved the morning chill and sat outdoors (thus avoiding the wait), the view didn't hurt either. I could have sat there all day, but I had an entire city to see.
We took a stroll through Central Park and I was delighted that many of the trees still had their leaves.
Then we visited the Frick Collection and walked around the Upper East Side.
I had hoped to be able to take tons of pictures (it's fun and relaxing for me), but in general, found the city pretty difficult to photograph. The streets are so busy, and I found it difficult to capture the full breadth of what we were seeing and experiencing. Next time, I'll know to devote some time specifically for playing with the camera, as opposed to trying to fit it in while hurrying from place to place.
Of course, I had to see what all of the fuss over Magnolia Bakery is about.
We admired the view from the Top of the Rock.
And then stopped at the local "Auburn bar" so Wes could have a bourbon drink while we caught the last quarter of the game. Just because we were in New York City, didn't mean it wasn't gameday! We ended the day with dinner in Greenwich Village.