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NEW YORK CITY, THE BIG APPLE, GOTHAM-SEPTEMBER 8-11, 2010

FOURTH ANNUAL TRIP TO NYC WITH MY DAUGHTER HEATHER

sunny 25 °C

Once again we had a wonderful time with beautiful weather and great food and drink. Our routine is to check in to the New York Hilton about midnight, have a cheese plate and wine at MAISON and walk around Times Square. The next morning we walked down Broadway to New York University stopping for a coffee break before taking a cab to the half price ticket booth in Brooklyn where we got tickets to BILLY ELLIOTT. Then we walked the PROMENADE on Brooklyn's waterfront with its terrific skyline and Statue of Liberty view. Next we walked across Brooklyn Bridge on the board walk. It is spectacular.After a quick peak at the World Trade Centre site we walked up West Broadway window shopping and people watching. Had lunch in The Cosmopolitan Hotel ,then kept on walking and finally took a cab back to our hotel in order to rest up for the theatre. Actually enjoyed all the hubbub of the streets more than the musical.
The next day was Central Park day. So we walked up Fifth Avenue to Central Park, cut over to Madison(what a great street) where we shopped, stopped for coffee and just enjoyed ourselves. We went over to Fifth Avenue to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to buy a poster from a street vendor, then went up to The Guggenheim Museum where Heather bought a hat. Next we walked through the park and had lunch at La Lo Restaurant on 83rd( I think) near Amsterdam(part of a Meg Ryan movie was shot there).Walked to Broadway, took a cab to Times Square, stood in line at their half-price ticket booth and got tickets to Mama Mia-----my third time and Heather's second---WHAT A SHOW!
So that's a typical daughter/father New York trip for us and do we ever enjoy it. In addition we had two fantastic dinners at the magnificent Venetian REMI RESTAURANT around the corner from the HILTON and also dropped in there for drinks a couple of times too. The Museum of Modern Art and Radio City Music Hall are in the neighbourhood and we stopped at the museum's gift shop. You can't go to NYC without shopping can you?

Posted by douglasw 11:07 Archived in USA

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wow...actually makes me jealous!...sounds like a GREAT time...love your "other" little shopper...xoxo

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