I'm home and recovering from three days in New York City. I absolutely LOVE exploring there, but I get tuckered out getting around without cars and parking spots. We stayed at a hotel in Queens and took the subway into Manhattan. We had three hours to cram in as much sightseeing as we could, so we zoomed around.
Obviously we looked like midwest tourist hicks because as we started our roam in Times Square, all the tour bus people tried to stuff pamphlets into our hands. Unfortunately for them, our hands were loaded with cameras and umbrellas. How in the heck did they know we were not New Yorkers!
My only real goal was finding the Magonolia Bakery as seen on Sex and the City, such a worthy goal, I know. A cupcake with pink icing was going to be my birthday cake. Meanwhile, we stopped and snapped...LOTS of pictures.
It was grand fun for the cousins Joanna, Lindsay, Mark and Megan. Ever since they were kids they LOVE to do what we call "PILE". That means they, well...pile on each other. We have plenty of pile pictures through the years.
Here they are piled in the Big Apple. The parents all groan, but they still do it as teenagers.
After quick peeks at Rockefeller Center, NBC and ABC, Trump Tower, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and Radio City Music Hall, I told our throng I had never been in Central Park. We decided to stick our toes in one corner so I could say I've been in Central Park.
We couldn't have picked a prettier time of year. The flowers were in full bloom.