Sunday, January 2, 2011

NYC at Christmas

     Our Christmas gift from my parents this year was a trip to New York City, to see it all decked out for Christmas. It was a short trip - we were barely there 48 hours - but it was a lot of fun!

 Here we are, in the white stretch limo that my mother thought it would be SO funny to send to the airport on Long Island to pick us up. Who needs a regular car? 
 This was just a couple blocks away from our hotel. We passed it as we went on our first mission - walking two miles to a Patagonia store to buy John a coat and gloves. No, he didn't bring one with him. Clever manipulative ploy to get a new coat, huh?
 We stopped and took pictures in Central Park along the way.
 That evening, we ate dinner in Little Italy. It felt so cozy there. I think I liked the lights there the best.
 Giant Christmas ornaments! Everything is better when it's BIG!
 Radio City lit up at night. We saw the Christmas Spectacular with the Rockettes the next night.
 The tree! It's ginormous. And I'm in awe of how many lights they're able to get on it. 
 Times Square
 A decent picture of John and I. Please ignore our Rudolph noses, as we live in Louisiana and are not used to the cold. At all. Thank goodness for Cuddle Duds.
 The only photo of all four of us together. We're eating dinner at Mesa Grill. Delicious!
 Yes, you've seen this one before, but I love it. It's the view of the city from the Empire State Building observation deck.
 Our final sightseeing adventure of the trip - the Brooklyn Bridge. I think it was the only time we had an unobstructed view of the sun, and even though it was still freezing, we actually felt hot!
Those are just a few of my favorites from the trip. Of course, I have far too many to share them all here. If we're facebook friends, you'll probably be able to see most of them there soon. I still have another camera to upload...


  1. We had so much fun with ya'll! You take lovely photos!