New York City

We arrived in New York City around 12:30 on Friday and hopped in line for a taxi.

Doc was able to cash in some of his hotel points so we could stay at the Waldorf. It was pretty fancy, but also kinda old.

By the time we finally made it through the front desk line (yes, there was a very long line) and got checked in, we were starving! We headed out on a walk to find something to eat. Luckily, we weren't far from Rockefeller Center and were able to find a nice restaurant there.

Right after we got our drinks and had made our food selections, the lady at the table next to us leaned over and informed us Times Square was being evacuated. As you may or may not know (I didn't until then), Times Square is only about 3 blocks from Rockefeller Center. Lovely.

It was just a false alarm, thank goodness. After the failed terrorist plot, I guess everyone is being overly cautious there. Which is totally fine by me. I'm just glad we didn't get blown up.

After lunch we headed out to do some sight-seeing.

I didn't realize how much time I'd spend watching these signs.

We strolled through Central Park for a little while.

And do you know, even in the land of concrete, I was able to find me some pretty, happy flowers!

As we walked, I was amazed at how many bikes we saw chained to bike stands. I don't think we saw a single bike stand that wasn't full of them. And if someone couldn't find room on the stand, then they'd just chain it to whatever else they could find.

But apparently a bike lock wasn't enough for this biker, he/she had to take the front tire off too.

And this one was growing grass!

Going into the trip, we only had two things planned: reservations for dinner on Friday night and tickets to see Wicked on Saturday. Later that night, we got fancied up and headed to dinner at Scalini Fedeli.

That's right, I dusted off the ol' green shoes. It was my anniversary, after all.

Doc wore his wedding suit with his wedding tie.

And if you know me, you know I like to match. I had on the dress and jewelry my bridesmaids wore.

Saturday was full of more sight-seeing, shopping, and walking, walking, walking.

I think the Meatpacking District was my favorite area. It was very hip and trendy.

Chelsea Market was pretty cool too.

This is a mustache over an archway made out of black drinking straws. Creative, no?

And this is what Doc and I will look like when we're celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. We'll still be matching.

It was soon late afternoon and we were exhausted! Poor Doc's hands were cramping up from carrying all of our shopping bags all day. (Side note: LOVE Century 21 and Filene's Basement. We bought 5 pairs of shoes between the two of us.) We may not be as old as the couple above yet but we already need to take naps!

That night we got dressed up again and headed to Broadway to see Wicked. I didn't take my camera with us, so no pics, but the show was sooo good! I was nervous I wouldn't get it since I hadn't seen the Wizard of Oz in years, but that wasn't the case at all. Everything about the show was great, and I highly recommend it. If you ever get the chance to see it, you should go!

Sunday morning we walked down the street for breakfast before heading to the airport. This is our last picture from New York.

It was a great trip that ended way too soon! I'm ready to go back already.

Oh, that may be the end of the trip, but it's not the end of the pictures. I've got more to share, so check back soon!