Jane Survives The Big City
Sun 14 Jan 07 - Sun 14 Jan 07
Day 2 in NYC was a good day. We could have asked for a bit more of the blue skies, but at least it wasn't freezing. My mom and I started off getting a taxi to Central Park. We were at the south entrance of Central Park where the tour began. We were right across the street from the famous Plaza Hotel. (by the way, The Plaza is closed for renovations and it will no longer be a hotel. It will now be condos when it re-opens.) If you have a few million bucks, check it out.
We traveled around on our double-decker bus looking at the sights. We stopped in Time Square and got to go into the M&M Store, shop for souveniers, and got a little wet from the rain.
The tour went on to proceed downtown through Greenwich Village and China Town and then up the Eastern side of Manhattan Island. I didn't get a bunch of pictures while on the bus because they all came out blurry since we were moving at the time. The experience was amazing getting to see all the sights. Our tour guide was great and she told us all kinds neat tid bits of info about the city.
Then, we ate at this really cute little cafe called Cinema Cafe. It was a tapas bar and it was so cozy. Loved it. It's on 60th, just east of Madison Avenue. Try it.
On our final day, we went to the World Trade Center Site. It was moving and the tributes were great. There is a new Tribute Center on the south side that we didn't get to see since it didn't open on Sunday until 12pm. I'd like to go back and see it. The proposed Freedom Tower and Memorial looks like it will be a magnificent sight to see. I hope to see it someday, too.
All in all, the trip was great. Mom will have great things to talk about for months to come.