Sunday, July 13, 2014
NYC Anniversary Weekend
Here's my NYC recap. :) Had a really nice weekend in the city to celebrate our American wedding anniversary (for those of you who don't know we had two wedding ceremonies, one in Austria and one in the US so we also have two wedding anniversaries *g*)
Drove down Saturday morning, parked in midtown and then took the subway downtown to our hotel. We stayed at the Conrad which was a really great hotel. Our room wasn't ready yet when we got there so we left our bag and then headed to the zoo. Checked out Prospect Park and the zoo there for the first time. Definitely smaller than the Bronx Zoo but still a lot of fun. Got a lot of walking in exploring the park and zoo.
After the zoo we headed to the Brooklyn Bridge and walked across the bridge. Definitely a popular tourist destination on a summer Saturday. But we rewarded ourselves with some ice cream once we made it back into Manhattan. Then walked back to the hotel and checked into our room.
For dinner we walked to the Open Door Gastropub which turned out to be a lot of fun. On our way we also stopped by the 9-11 Memoral. We hadn't been there since they opened it and it was a neat thing to see. They definitely did a good job wih it. I wasn't really into all the people trying to sell things around there though. I know it's been 13 years but it still feels too soon.
After dinner we decided to stop at a wine bar and headed to the Tribeca location of Terroir. Had some Finger Lakes Riesling and even a glass of Riesling from the Wachau region in Austria. After the wine bar we headed back to the hotel where we had another drink at the roofbar. Neat views of Jersey City and the Statue of Libery.
This morning we slept in and eventually checked out, made our way back to midtown and then drove to Yonkers to have lunch at the YardHouse. Here now so I figured I would take advantage of the free wi-fi and post a quick update.
Next week Wednesday I already leave for Austria. Still need to pack which I will do either later or tomorrow or Tuesday if all else fails. :)
A letter is going out tomorrow to: Jessica/DE. Received a letter/owe a reply to: Katie/Germany,Kimber/BC and Carmen/Malta.
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