NYC – Day 1

This vacation brought to you by Grandparents: because we could never leave home without them.


Over a month ago now, Dan and I took a long weekend trip to NYC.  I had never been, and I’ll be damned if it didn’t turn out to be another one of those grueling walk-your-face-off vacations, even despite our generous use of the subway.  We stayed at a hotel right by Grand Central Station which turned out to be wonderfully convenient.  We  covered A LOT of ground in 3 days.


On Friday we got a late start as we were coming in from the Newark airport in New Jersey.  We came out of the train station at Madison Square Gardens and hopped straight into a taxi which ended up to be an awesome way to kick off our time in NYC.  I’ll spare you the details, but let’s just say taxi drivers don’t like being cut off,  “tapping” in NY is a perfectly legal way to let someone know they suck, and traffic is slow enough through the city that there’s no problem getting out of your car in the middle of the street.  Needless to say, we tipped our taxi driver well because it was a very entertaining ride.

Once we finally got out and about, we spent most of the day at the Empire State Building and it’s surrounding area.  We hadn’t warmed up to the subway yet so we did a lot of walking and saw very little.  It was a rainy, overcast day, so the shots from atop the tallest building in NYC didn’t turn out all that impressive.  I still wish we would have taken the stairs.

Sky line

Real top from the fake top


That night we hit an improv show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.  It was no Dad’s Garage (if you live in Atlanta, and you haven’t, you must!),  but  I still do remember laughing quite a bit.  Plus some of the actors were actually recognizable from commercials.  Gotta love a good improv show!


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