Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Girls Trip to NYC

Mom, Alyssa (niece), and Brittany (step-sister)

Left Brasil Tuesday night and flew all night.

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Arrival, Wednesday, Day One - NY taxi to hotel (Econo Lodge Times Square), all the joys of NY traffic. And, it's RAINING! New York pizza. Hop On Hop Off bus ticket station, Wyndham, Daniel, the mean closer, and $150 ~the story of this will always stay secret. Wandered through Grand Central Station, Victoria's Secret (mad house!!), and Times Square. Met Ironman and Hulk scared the shit out of me. Dinner at the The Mean Fiddler ~ mermaid beer and brisket sliders. New York cheesecake (when in Rome, right!?). BED!!

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Thursday, Day Two - good morning NYC!! Brittany arrives... go time! Hop on Hop off bus. Hop off at Battery Park. Street food lunch. Ferry to Statue of Liberty. Ferry to Ellis Island. Ferry return. Walking ~ Church + Hamilton's grave. 9/11 Memorial. SoHo. Greenwich Village. Dinner and drinks. More walking... Brittany hockey game, quick stop at TGIF. Drinks. Subway back to Times Square. Souvenirs. BED!

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Friday, Day Three - Central Park (biking and walking), Indian lunch with new friends, more of Central Park, MET Museum, street pretzels, Serendipity for sundaes, Blooomingdale's and shopping, and a quick walk through Times Square back to our hotel. AND, as if we are New Yorkers, are asked for directions to Rockefeller Center. Ha!

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Saturday, Day Four - Starbucks and NHL store (for Brittany). Bus to Brooklyn Bridge. Watched street performers. Walked the Brooklyn Bridge; had lunch in Brooklyn. Walked more. Beers by the water. Metro back to the city. Quick shopping trip for Alyssa. Dressed up... Lion King on Broadway. PERFECT!

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Sunday, Day Five - Morning run with mom ~ 5.8 miles for her 58th birthday. Brunch and bottomless mimosas at Maple. Drunk by 12:30pm. Back to hotel for sobering up naps. Central Park for carousel ride, boat rowing, carriage ride, lots of walking. Sushi dinner. Night tour sightseeing bus ~ COLD and WINDY!

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Monday, Day Six - our final day in NYC. Body exhibit at Discovery (plastication) and New York Cheesecake from Lindy's.

More photos here: https://www.facebook.com/lisa.mccombs.5/media_set?set=a.10207079528370193.1073741856.1340465415&type=3

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