Hi, everyone! Long time, no talk! I was in NYC earlier this week and, instead of rushing to schedule several posts while I was away, I decided to talk a half-week break from the blog. It was a nice little breather, but now I'm here to share my short, but sweet vacation with you!
For those of you who are my Facebook friends, you'll know that Monday, our intended first day of the trip, was a nightmare. First, there was heavy fog in Toronto, then thunderstorms at Newark airport, then a foggy resurgence in Toronto, all of which kept us grounded. Long story short, we were supposed to get to our NYC hotel at around 2pm on Monday afternoon; instead, we checked in at midnight. Our entire first day had evaporated, which was such a helpless, frustrating feeling. So although our 3-day trip was not cut down to 2, we were determined to rest up and make Tuesday and Wednesday incredible!
As I've mentioned in previous posts, New York City is my all-time favourite place to visit, and I've done so several times. My parents, on the other hand, have never been to the Big Apple, so I was thrilled to be their tour guide! Our first day in the city brought us to Times Square, Midtown, and Central Park. Hope you enjoy these peeks into our adventure!
|Our first stop was to Times Square. Can you tell I was beyond excited to finally be in the city?!|
|We popped into the Times Square Toys R' Us and my Mom fell in love with the T-Rex :)|
|Taking in Times Square for the first time (aren't my parents adorable?!)|
|Gorgeous old church just off of Times Square|
|The three amigos >3|
|Gorgeous midtown sculpture|
|St. Patrick's Cathedral takes my breath away every time|
|Inside St. Pat's. Even with all the restoration going on, it's a thing of beauty!|
|Happy Tourists :)|
|Check out those abs!|
|The Sak's 5th Ave Beauty Department was in full bloom!|
|Then we went to the Central Park Zoo! Was my first time as well. This bear was pretty badass :)|
|The snow leopard came right down to us and "meowed" for about 5 minutes!|
|What a beauty!|
|Sleeping bear- look at those claws!|
|The Sea Lions were seriously chilling. I loved them!|
|After we left the zoo, it started absolutely pouring in Central Park!|
|After a soggy amble, we made it to Strawberry Fields! Mecca for my Beatles-crazed Dad!|
|Soaked, but happy to be there!|
|Imagine selfie :)|
Despite our utter frustration on Monday, I think we turned things around nicely- Tuesday was a fun, busy success!! Look out for photos of Day 2 in NYC coming soon!
Hope you're having a fantastic weekend :)