Our NY Weekend

Last weekend we hopped on the train and took the kids up to New York City for the weekend.  Rusty surprised us with a very posh room at the Waldorf-Astoria…way classier than we actually are.  But it was lovely…I slept like a rock in the most comfy bed ever (yes, Dawn, sorry…it beats the one at the Girton B&B even…).  John Travolta & Denzel Wahington were staying in the hotel, as well, and were shooting a movie on the street in front of the hotel both days.  No shots of either of them, unfortunately, but it was still kind of cool…

















Friday night we had dinner at Bukhara Grill, a yummy Indian place right around the corner.  Great food, great service (I think our concierge put in a good word for us) and Trent had some of the biggest tandoori shrimp any of us have ever seen:


















We bought a bus pass that allowed us to hop on and off as we pleased all weekend, and we got to see lots of touristy stuff like the Dakota, the building where John Lennon lived and died:
















Plenty of Seinfeld sightings…NO SOUP FOR YOU! (The Soup Nazi is actually a chain…he has three locations now…)









Here is a shot of all the dorks standing out in front of Radio City for the football draft.  Is this really necessary?  And the line went on well around the block.  You should have seen the trash these people left…bottles, cans, chairs, coolers…it was nuts!









We took an architecture tour Saturday morning (I bought the wrong tickets…we wanted to tour NBC, but this was pretty interesting) and we ended up at the Top of the Rock…similar to the top of the Empire State Building, but way cheaper and way less crowded.  Out lovely, punk rock tour guide, Sara, took this for us (note Central Park in the background):









We hopped on the bus for much of Saturday, hopping off in Greenwich Village for lunch (I could have spent the whole day here…so nice) and then headed down to the Battery in hopes of seeing Lady Liberty.  We were told it was too late, but tried anyway and were successful.  Here are the boys in front of the statue:

















I’m not sure what is with Graham flashing his sign or whatever, but he did it in almost all the pictures.  We stopped for sushi at like 9pm for dinner Saturday night after a very long day (including a tour of the always cool Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum).  I grabbed this most professional shot of he & I in our room before we left Sunday morning:










Now, I have saved this last shot til the end…it made the whole ridiculously expensive weekend worthwhile.  We gave this guy (?) $5 to get this picture…it was the best money we spent all weekend.  I know some of you will want a copy of this to keep you giggling at home, so just let me know if you want one of your own…


















For those of you who know my hubby, you know just how great this is.  For those of you who don’t…trust me…this is the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time!


1 Response to “Our NY Weekend”

  1. 1 Josh Solar May 2, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    That last shot is funny no matter who you are:) I love those creepy guys who dress up as the statue of liberty. They scared the s*%t out of my son when we were there. good stuff!

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