We can make it anywhere! And we definitely made it in New York on day 2! We packed a LOT of fun stuff into the day. After a quick Starbucks stop, we headed over to the Empire State Building. Unfortunately, it was a pretty overcast morning and they said the top was only at 5% visibility at that point. Not the best for viewing! So, we quickly changed plans….and took Maxwell’s first subway ride!
We got off at Grand Central and I got to show him where I worked (he was completely unimpressed! ha!) and then we walked over to Rockefeller Center.
While neat to see, Maxwell was growing a little weary of my sight seeing plans! Luckily we saw a Lego store right there in Rockefeller Center and I promised we could go as soon as it opened! Retail therapy to the rescue! In the meantime, we headed up to the Top of the Rock which I had actually never done before. It was awesome – and, I think, a better experience than the top of the Empire State Building.
I even paid for the cheesy pictures and am so glad to have them! 🙂
We then went to the Lego store and Maxwell was a happy camper!
We grabbed a sandwich in Rockefeller Center and then cabbed it back down to The Empire State Building to try again. The conditions were much better and we had great views from the top!
We had a little time to kill before our next adventure so we went up to the top of 5th Avenue to check out Nike Town…and also grabbed Maxwell this great jacket which proved to be a VERY good purchase for the rest of the weekend!
We then walked a bit back to the west side and I got to show Maxwell my first apartment in New York (again, completely unimpressed! ha!)…
Next stop was Chelsea Piers where we sat by the river for a bit…
before getting onto our boat cruise!
We cruised down the Hudson circling lower Manhattan and getting great views of the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge!
After the cruise we stopped for a treat and some souvenirs! Go Yankees!
We then had time to get a little bit of (much needed!) rest in the hotel before heading out on our night adventure! We had dinner in Times Square at Dos Caminos…
and then went to see Lion King!
It was a fantastic show! Maxwell thoroughly enjoyed it I think!
We finally made it back to the hotel about 10:45pm…worn out but happy from a FUN and FULL day in NYC!! More tomorrow!