|Me, my son Jake, Libbie, and daughter Melissa|
|Here I am 'sailing' the ship|
|Libbie and I helped to raise the sails- hard work!|
Look at the new buildings going up to replace the
|Statue of Liberty|
|Try a horse ride in Central Park|
We had fun in Chinatown, Little Italy, and ended up in Times Square the first day. What a place to people watch! The next day we did a nice walk through Central Park where we even saw superstar Gwen Stefani out for a walk with her 2 kids and nanny. That park is huge! There were bikes and boats for rent. You could enjoy amusement rides or ice skate in winter. There is a castle, ball fields, and even a tribute to John Lennon, who was shot in his NY home just a few blocks from the park. We spent a couple of hours at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where you can see paintings I had only seen in books. WOW! They were up close and so beautiful! I talked everyone into trying a brutal Chinese massage. If you have never tried this, you are in for a ..... well, I don't know if it's a treat. It hurts. Like when you feel you have to cry or scream kind of hurt. But it does work. We survived 30 minutes of this and the only one who had no problems with it was Jake. He's very fit, so maybe that's the secret.
|Throngs of people both day and night in Times Square|
|Strawberry Fields Forever- tribute to John Lennon in Central Park|
|Couldn't resist a photo of this cutie!|
|at the Metropolitan Museum of Art|
We saw a Broadway play called "One Man Two Guvnors" that was so incredibly funny that we laughed the whole way through. Afterwards we found the best banana cream pudding at a place called, Magnolia Bakery. They also have cupcakes which are ultra tasty. I loved the German chocolate! I might add, we also found the best coffee in New York city the next day at a place called Abraco. Holy cow! If you are ever in NYC, you need to try this hole in the wall place. Think of it as a magical closet with the tastiest coffee ever. There is no seating, and the locals show up in their pajamas!
|cupcakes and pudding from Magnolia Bakery|
|At Louis Vuitton|