I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I was fortunate to be invited to yet another party for my daughter Meg’s wedding coming up. I do not remember having a weekend planned by my friends to be taken to NYC to party just because I was getting married. Do you?
It was a bachelorette party and it was a blast! We took a train into Penn station, (only a 3 hour ride) Saturday morning. The minute you come out of the station, I love how you are amazed at all the action going on around you.
I have only been a few times, but I absolutely love it! Everywhere you look there is something going on. So many people, so many stores, so many restaurants and so many different sights! My eyes just can’t stop trying to take it all in.
Meg’s friends said I could bring a couple of my friends to celebrate and celebrate we did! The afternoon was for sight seeing and going to the spa. We stayed at the Empire Hotel (I would recommend to anyone, very clean and beautiful):
The rule for the night was to dress all in black with the soon-to-be-bride in white. The younger girls thought it was great but my friends and I thought that it is hard enough to look good at our age without having to wear all black. We started at Tortilla Flats- a NY hangout with Mexican food and all you can drink in 3 hours for $60.00. Woo-Hoo!
Then off to the Meatpacking District and drinks at the Biergarten at the Standard Hotel:
Then to a bar named Brass Monkey that was so packed I was nervous up on the 3rd floor. That was a crazy place! We walked around the city in the meatpacking district after that and met some really fun people. Then on to dancing from 2:00 am to 4 am at our hotel’s rooftop club:
The next day we took a cab to do some NYC shopping:
We ate a delicious brunch at a restaurant we found along the way. So good! Then we walked around Central Park for over a hour. I thought it was so cool how the city skyline shows through the trees:
I am so glad someone planned this beautiful park for the city. It was a lot larger than I thought! We were so fortunate to have a 70 degree day full of sunshine. Then we walked to Union Square:
See the set of stairs in the middle? That is where we sat and people watched. Very interesting. We watched a homeless man walk by us with his shopping cart. He then stopped and decided to brush his teeth in the middle of the square. He of course had to spit out his toothpaste right in the grate in the middle of the walkway. Very interesting. No one seemed to notice but us.
Then it was time to head back home. What a great time we had! I always said that if I was super rich, I would love an apartment to stay in the city overlooking Central Park. Not to live, just to visit every once in a while. I love that the city is so alive! Have you ever been? I strongly suggest if you have never been to NYC- go and visit for a few days! It is very easy to get around the city and the people are nice- really! Interesting, but nice. So many things to do!
Thanks for listening! The big wedding day is November 10, 2012. Only 19 more days! It is coming so fast!!
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