Thursday, March 18, 2010

Oh New York...How I've missed you....

Kaz and I LOVE to travel. I think if we had tons of money traveling would be what most of it was spent on. We love traveling and seeing new places…

My favorite place to visit is New York. I always dreamed about visiting and took my first trip my senior year of college. Since then, I’ve visited once a year. I LOVE it!
It’s weird….some days I will wake up and the smell outside reminds me of New York. Then the day dreaming starts about being in the city.

Kaz LIKES New York, but DOESN’T LOVE it like me. Last September I got to go with my cousin Pam. She had never been before and I had never gone with just a girl:) We had a blast!

Here are my top 10 things to do when visiting New York[in NO particular order]:
1. Eat at Pinkberry’s

2. The shopping
3. Run in Central Park
4. See a Broadway play
5. Eat at off the wall restaurants like Fig and Olive[Yum, Yum]
6. Look for celebrities!!!! My first time in NY, I saw Tony Danza, Will Smith, and Arnold Swartzenager.
7. Walk around in Time Square every night
8. Visit Trinity Church[the most beautiful church I’ve ever seen…Seriously my favorite. I never get tired of it.]
9. Visit the meat packing district
10. Sit in front of The Plaza Hotel and just take in the view. I love that area…It’s gorgeous! Maybe one day I’ll be lucky enough to stay there:)

I’m trying hard to talk Kaz into visiting NY this year…I’ve always wanted to go at Christmas and since my birthday is in December maybe that can be my birthday present;)

Here are a few pictures from some of my visits to NYC.

In honor of this post, I think I will watch a movie taken place in NY! Ha-Ha
Where’s your favorite place to visit?

60 comments:

Beth McC. said...

I am with you NEW YORK is my LOVE! I love it there and I will live there one day! Just looking at your pictures makes me want to go today!!

Beth Priest said...

vanilla lattes remind me of new york...its weird. it is bc my first trip was with my d group in college...it was a crazy adventure and that is when I discovered vanilla lattes.

Summer said...

What great pics! I want to go to NEW YORK! We plan on taking Kelcee when she is 5 at Christmas Time! We want to do the carriage rides through Central Park, Ice Skating, go to FAO Swartz, American Girl....we can't wait....

Looking at your pics wants me to plan vacay for this winter LOL....

xoxo
Summer ;0)

LeAnna said...

Never been to New York before, but I LOVE the Pacific Northwest. Seattle, in particular. Beautiful!

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

National Parks- Niagra Falls, Grand Canyon, MOUNTAINS!!! Love the outdoors, peace, hiking, and loads of picnics with my kids :)

Jemsmom said...

Oh, I would love to go there! I have traveled all over Europe, but never been to New York!! My hubby tells me that we will all go one day. I know we will! If you love to travel, you should check out my blog. I kept a journal of our recent trip to Germany and France and I just posted pics of a trip we took to Ireland! I think you would like it!

Jessica said...

I used to live in NY and trust me...after a few months, you be so appreciative that you can drive you car and park anywhere you want!

ReJOYce! said...

My husband and I are planning to go to NY sometime this year. I love the pictures. Have a Blessed Day!

Much More Than Mommy said...

I've been to NY 2x, once to NYC, and it was fun, but a couple of summers ago The Husband was sent to CA for work and I got to go with him -- SAN DIEGO!! I would **love** to go back and stay for a longer visit!!!

Rhonda said...

I've never been to New York, but would love to visit! My favorite place is at a beach!!!!

oh, hello friend. said...

how fun!! i've been to NY a couple times but i'll def. have to try some of the things on your list.

thanks for stopping by my blog! xo.

Morgan said...

I adore NYC. I try to get there once a year. Never had pinkberry though - I need to try!
I love traveling. Period. Not sure i could pick a favorite.

Abby said...

So funny that you wrote a post about NY. The blog I just finished reading was a friend I went to high school and college with who works and lives in downtown NYC! I like reading her blog because I've never been there and I love to hear about city life!

I love going to Florida. But, my dream would be to go to the carribbean to an all-inclusive! ahhh!

Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

so fun!!!!!

Mama D.'s Dozen said...

Just want to let you know that even if you don't have lots of money, and even after you have kids ... you can still travel. It's called "Road Trips".

We live in NW Washington and have taken MANY Road Trips of 1500 miles or so each way (in all directions). However, a few years ago we decided that we wanted to explore more than the West Coast.

We packed up our van, loaded up 9 of our 10 children, and hit the road ... headed for ... NYC. Yep ... drove all the way there. On that trip we traveled 8,000 miles in 3 weeks and visited 22 states. (Our youngest kids were just 2 & 4.)

Two years later, we took 8 of the kids and headed out to explore the other half of the country. This time we spent 5 weeks, traveled 8,500 miles, and visited 27 states.

Then, just this past fall, I took my first loooong distance road trip without the dear hubby, as I took 7 of my kids and went on a 4 week, 7,300 mile trip through 12 states (without a 2nd driver). We just took off and visited Bloggy Friends. It was WONDERFUL!

So, while NY might be your favorite place without children ... you might find that your taste for vacations change once you bring your first little one home.

Our favorite places ... anywhere with sunshine and sandy beaches. The kids play in the sand and swim while my hubby and I sit in our beach chairs and talk or read. Ahhh... couldn't get any better than that.

Laurel

Longmeadow Mama said...

Love this post! I'll have to live my dream of visiting New York through you! Unfortunately, my hubby has absolutely no desire to go to the big city. :( He does like Chicago so that may be as close as I get to a big city vacation!
I did surprise him with a 40th bday trip last summer to Sedona, Arizona and the Grand Canyon. We had never been out west and LOVED it. I can't imagine ever going away anywhere else now. I think we talk about going back at least once a day!
Anyway, I enjoyed your pictures and especially like the guys' kickline in front of Radio City Music Hall. And that church is breathtaking.
This comment ended up being way too long...sorry!
Blessings,
Kelli

alanna said...

oh that looks so fun!! i had a great time when i visited new york, except i don't know if i could deal with the intense fast paced lifestyle and the abruptness of the people! my favorite city to visit? LASSSSSSSSS VEGAS!!!

littledaisymay said...

I'd love to go to New York! My hubby went a few years ago and loved it and wants us to take a trip together :)

ProudTejana said...

so cool! someday i would love to visit New York - i've never been. Next week i go to overland park, kansas (business). i've never been there either. our fave place to go every year is Puerto Vallarta, mexico but this last year we went to cozumel - beautiful beach and water.

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

I am dying to go to NYC...have not been yet, but it is top of my list for places to visit. I would have to say Chicago, Paris, and San Diego have been a few of my favorite places so far.

Katie said...

Hey Amy! Thank you so much for following me and stopping by today! Your blog is super-cute and I look forward to reading yours! You guys look like you had such a wonderful time in NY! I would love to go asap!

Lisa said...

Oh I LOVE New York so very very much but Barry has never been! We are talking about taking a trip up there sometime in the next few months...we'll see! Hawaii is my all time favorite place to visit though!

Hattie said...

I've never been to New York! Maybe one day! I love just visiting Texas. I know it sounds boring b/c that's were I was born, raised & still live, but this state is just so BIG & has everything!!! btw - Love that last pic! Ha!

Lady V said...

Ohhhhh u lucky girl! I haven't been there yet and I was born and raised five hours away from there! I never get jealous of anyone-seriously but you might have me a tad bit here!;)

Sarah Ann said...

My favorite is Mexico City! So far. But I love NY too!! :)

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

so fun! there you go taunting me with pinkberry again! : ) i HAVE to have some! of course, my fave place is san fran. did i even have to mention it!?

maNda said...

i want to go to new york so bad. brad or i have never been. we are dying to go. brad wouldnt like me in the city either seeing as how i would spend all his money :)

mjellis said...

I LOVE LOVE NY too! I think Vegas might be my fave place to visit though : )

ThingsToDoWithKids said...

I have always always always wanted to go to NY. I've come close to going once, but had a change of plans and ended up in SF. Plus I hate flying and since I live in So Cal flying would be a mandatory thing. But someday...

Debbie said...

I love all your pics! I see you have been working hard on your blog, and it looks great!~

Jennifer said...

Anywhere. I love to visit anywhere. There is so much to see... everywhere! I have never been to New York, but I have always wanted to see it! Thanks for the wonderful 'tour'!! :)
~Jennifer

Jill said...

I knew there was a reason I liked you! I LOVE NYC and I'm a HUGE Yankees fan! I've only been twice and I loved every second of it!

Sarah said...

My favorite place I've ever been was Florence. It was such a beautiful city with a fascinating mix of old and new. The art, history, and architecture are amazing!

Pam said...

I'm ready tonight. Should I price some flights?? Love You!!!!

tinypaperheart said...

such fun pictures. :) love your pink striped scarf!

Raining Pearls said...

I love NYC! Thanks for your comment, it was easier and harder than I thought. Most of the tough part was mental not hunger. I feel great and will not go back to my old habits. I used a book, Clean by Alejandro Junger, MD. Please feel free to email me any questions. You CAN do it, if I can, you can :)
xoxo
Nancy

kim said...

we (my husband and I) love yellowstone and yosemite...we visited NY last year but completely bypassed NYC hopefully we will eventually get to see it :)

aLiCia* said...

oooh!!! New York! I want to go so badly! Looks like so much fun!

Mr and Mrs. Stoneking said...

Great pictures! I too love visiting NYC but I definitely could never live there. Just not the life for me. Hope you have a great weekend!

Sarah said...

NYC is so much fun! I have several friends that live there and we really enjoy visiting when we can. Thanks for commenting so many times lately - sorry it has taken me so long to do the same! :-)

Allyson said...

NYC is honestly the love of my life! There is just something about that city that makes me feel alive. Oh gosh, I am dreaming about it now. I haven't been in 14 months and I am going to need a fix again soon! :)

The Carters said...

The first time I went to NYC was during Christmas for my 30th bday! (I'm also a Dec. baby!). It was so perfect! Got to see the big Christmas tree, go to Macy's. It was wondeful. I've been back two other times and am hoping to take one of my sons for a visit too. It really helps out that my BIL live in the city so we have a free place to stay.
Hope you get to go in Dec.!

Dawn said...

When are you and I going to take a girl's trip to NYC?

Tawny said...

I want to go!!! I've never been but my husband teases me about it since he's been a couple times :(

chelsea rebecca said...

oh NEW YORK!
how incredibly wonderful!!
mm pinkberry i love it!!

Jocelyn said...

sounds awesome!!! I have never been to NYC, but I do LOVE visiting Chicago...and of course any place with a beach is fine by me:-)

Kimberly said...

check out my pics Amy. My daughter just went in for the St. Patrick's day parade.

Faith said...

I love New York too! I've only been once, on my senior trip in high school, but I'm hoping that someday soon Chad and I'll be able to go together. He's never been and I know he would love it!

amanda said...

how about this...YOU and I can go to NYC!!

we drove out to CT this fall (with the kiddos) and then to NYC on our way back home. we only stayed for two days...but i could've stayed for two weeks!! i truly enjoyed every busy moment. the rude people hitting me in the head with umbrellas wasn't so fun...but it was fun to be in the hustle and bustle (even in the rain with two strollers!) my friend lives in brooklyn and works in the fashion district...and she loves it there too! i keep telling shaun i want to go back so badly because we didn't do much siteseeing when we were there. mainly because we didn't want to have to deal with the strollers on the subway. AND i didn't see a single celebrity...but i think i did see some paperatzi! (i don't think i spelled that right) anyways i'm rambling...but you have me wanting to go back even more now!!

Ashley said...

I've always wanted to go to NYC sometime! My hubby and I love to travel as well and so far our favorite place has been Alaska! It's just raw beauty and it's awesome! I also LOVE LOVE the beaches- Hawaii, Virgin Islands, Mexico! Thanks for the pics!

Ashley said...

I have always wanted to go to NYC!! My mom and sister went one year without me and I was very jealous!! I don't think I talked to them until they brought me an awesome present back!

Cary Dale Taylor said...

I have been all over the US but never to New York, and I dream of it. I know I'll love it. I have been to DC a couple of times and it is pretty amazing. Especially if you like history.

mel @ the larson lingo said...

Oh how I LOVE, LOVE New York! Have you been to Serendipty? You must go there! And, I love movies based in NY, especially You've Got Mail :)

Rebekah said...

I love new york too, and my parents love it, so I got to go a lot growing up. I love San Francisco, and feel lucky enough to live only 45 min. away now, so we go pretty frequently, and just explore and visit all kinds of cool places, and always discover somewhere new to visit, eat, etc. And now we have a pinkberry here in San Jose!!! :) YUM!

Wife to the Rockstar said...

LOVE NYC

Candace said...

I ADORE New York, and next time I go, I'm totally printing off this post to make sure I hit your favs up!

Life Happens said...

It's been a very long time since I've been to NY. My hubby has never been and has NO desire to go to the city (he's from upstate NY). My dream is to go there with him someday, during the holidays, and go ice skating in Rockefeller center.

Thanks for all the tips. Maybe I can convince him to go with me sometime this year.

Staci Danford said...

WOW.. I have always wanted to go there but as of yet... NEVER made it.. It looks incredibly fun..
Staci

bethanyt said...

hey-thanks for stopping by my blog several weeks ago {sorry i'm slacking @ getting back} oh my . . . i've only been once & that was enough for me . . i LOVE nyc! like "if i could i would up & move there" love! love the blog! i see {via the header} you are adopting? how amazing. blessings to you!

Debbie said...

Hi Amy Just checking in to say hello:) and to see how everything is going, I was thinking about you and wanted you to know!