Monday, December 13, 2010

The Day After Tomorrow...

I'll be in the same state the movie "The Day After Tomorrow" took place! *SQUEE* AND, on Saturday the 18th I'll actually be sitting on the very same steps that led the main characters to safe shelter! How's that for awesome?! Now, let's hope no natural disasters happen while I'm there, PUUULEASE!

I've wanted to visit NYC for soooo long now, I can't believe the time is finally here! I'll only be in NYC for a day, but I'll take it with the utmost gratitude from my bestie, Danielle! She's letting me tag along to her cousin's wedding in Long Island, her hometown. We'll be spending Wednesday night through Friday (the wedding is Friday night!) in Long Island, and then on Saturday... we're bound for NEW YORK CITY on board the Long Island Rail Road. Wowee! We're back on Sunday :(

I have such a HUGE "itinerary" planned. Call it the event planner in me, but truly, there's so much I want to see and do and only being there one day and never having stepped foot there before, I had to get organized! I've been going crazy!

For example, I have actually printed the map route to the NYC subway system! No getting lost here, no sir! No ma'am! I printed the timetable of the train in & out of Penn Station, the main hub we'll be using to/from Long Island. I printed a coupon for the Top Of The Rock Observatory (I ♥ coupons!), and in doing so I found out about an awesome tour that I think we'll do! It's called the NBC Studio Tour and it starts at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, the very same building that hosts SNL, Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon, The Nightly News w/Brian Williams, The Today Show, and more! For only $35 you can enjoy the majestic views from the top of the observation deck (70+ floors up!) AND the tour! Not bad. We plan to enjoy the tour, then the observation deck, THEN do the quintessential activity people do when they visit NYC... ICE SKATE at ROCKEFELLER PLAZA! (I hope I come back in one piece!) We'll be there right after sunset so the lights we'll be illuminating all around us. CAN'T wait! I feel like I know the city already but yet have never seen it with my own eyes; Only through the movies and TV, just like everyone else.

Here's a quick summary of what our day looks like and what we plan to see: 
  • World Trade Center Site (to pay my respects to lives lost)
  • Battery Park (for long distance pics of the Statue of Liberty)
  • Macy's @ Herald Square (gotta get my picture with THE Santa!)
  • New York Public Library @ Bryant Park
  • Grand Central Station
  • Times Square (to see EVERYTHING!)
  • Rockefeller Center (Observation Deck, NBC Tour, AND Skating!)
  • Radio City Music Hall
  • Trump International Hotel & Tower (What? I love Donald Trump!)
  • Late Show w/Dave Letterman
  • FAO Schwarz (BIG Piano, of course!)
Think we can manage it all? Most of it, minus ALL of Rockefeller Center will be a quick "Stop here, take a picture, OK, moving on..." I think we can do it! We'll be tired, yes, BUT, at least I can say I saw a good portion of the city in one marvelous day! 

I am ALSO very much looking forward to hanging out with my bestie's family, AND attending what is sure to be a gorgeous wedding. Danielle's adorable daughter is a flower girl. Cute! Danielle plans to get me to try a "Dirty Water Dog", apparently a known NY tradition. We shall see!

I'm all packed and ready to go! I even have my NYC furry boots out ready to go! You like?
SUPER comfy, and on sale at JCPenny!
Only a little while longer... me & my "chatterbox" will be annoying Danielle in NO time! *wink*

Talk with you all soon!


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