{ Dad & I in Central Park...}

Gosh I can already say that this is probably going to be one of my favorite weeks here on the blog! My dad and I recently took a trip to NYC and I have to say that we had the best time... I've been there a few times, but this was my dad's first time there! So we thought we would take a little father-daughter trip there together. We walked a lot, talked a lot, ate a LOT, and pretty much did that on repeat for 4 days. We bought a CityPass (which I highly recommend for first time visitors) that gave us discounted tickets to all of the top touristy places like Top Of The Rock, Statue of Liberty, the 911 Memorial, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We saw The Lion King on Broadway, which was absolutely amazing. We hired a guide to show us around Central Park. And since we have similar personalities, we even made time for afternoon naps. :) 

Naturally I took a ton of photos! Since I have so many of them that cover different things, I thought I would take this week to share them with you. Today is all about the sites we saw and tomorrow is all about the food we ate. I have so many good recommendations for food! Later in the week, I will give you the details on one of the MOST exciting and surprising parts of the trip for me. It was such a fun time!

{The Flatiron building never ceases to amaze me... }

{The new One World Trade Center Building is so beautiful - especially from a distance. The saddest part of my trip was visiting the 911 Memorial right next door to the building. It was so beautifully done, but I  was so totally unprepared for how emotional it would be. There were things like actual fire trucks, plane parts, shoes, workpapers from desks, wallets, helmets of responders - all kinds of things from the rubble that were preserved and put on display. It's one thing to have seen all of that on TV, but to see it in person is a whole other thing. Goodness! Despite that, I think it's definitely worth seeing. Just be prepared! }

{A view in Central Park of the prestigious San Remo apartment building on the Upper West side... Apartments in the building range from $5.3M to $75M. Cheap right??}

{The architecture of the buildings in Manhattan is stunning... I don't think they make em' like that anymore... }

{After only seeing her in photos, I found it breathtaking to be this close to her in person. She's a beauty... }

{This was an atrium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Dad and I knew the museum was big, but it's actually HUGE. We may have made it halfway through. It's totally a whole day experience. Of course my favorite exhibit was at the the Anna Wintour Costume Center. It is currently featuring the wardrobe of Countess Jacqueline de Ribes from the 1960s. It was gorgeous! She was WAY ahead of the game in the 60s... }

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  1. Love your photos! Looks like you had a terrific time while you were there! I love NYC!

  2. Great photographs! I'm glad you had a wonderful trip. Looking forward to hearing about the rest of it. I was born in NYC and my father, uncle and cousins are/were FDNY and another uncle and many cousins were NYPD. I can't bring myself to go to the memorial. I know it would be emotionally devastating. I visited the memorial in Oklahoma City. I had no real personal connection to that bombing (other than being an American) and that was very emotional. It's nice to see they city from a visitor's eyes. It reminds me not to take things for granted and to appreciate what we have here.

  3. Great shots! That bagel looks so good.

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