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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

More fun Part 2

I'm back and excited to share Day #2 in the BIG APPLE. So a good night's sleep was had by all. Our weary feet got rested and now ready to go. I wanted to wear my ballet style shoes because we were going to be going to Lincoln Center, yes we did, for a play. I wanted to feel metropolitan with the rest and not a Vermont bumpkin.
Off to a fabulous Sunday Brunch at Prime Meats in Brooklyn. Yes, I know not the title of what you would except for a breakfast spot, but by night it is an upscale restaurant. I had french toast with such sweetness and crispiness and of course real maple syrup, probably from Vermont!!! Fresh squeezed OJ, fruit and coffee. Oh, how I love my morning coffee. Everyone loved their meals....bacon was on everyone plates too!

Then off to Manhattan by car. We parked somewhere and walked and took the "T" (subway) for the rest of the day.
Well, now I have to tell you I was like a little kid because we were headed to TIME SQUARE. It has been a dream of mind to stand in Time Square and look up and see the lights and billboards and people and just become one with the whole experience. That is just what I did!! I have to be honest with you as we approached TS and as I was walking up the last stretch of sidewalk, I felt my legs go weak! I know that sounds so lame, but I told you in advance, I was like a child on Christmas Morning!

Here we go some photos of all this and me with my favorite Morning Show, GOOD MORNING AMERICA!!!!! (of which I am obsessed with Robin Roberts, I love them all but she is my favorite next to Diane Sawyer who is now doing the 6 o'clock Evening News.

                                                               There I am in my Glory

Here are some shots of Time Square and the tall buildings, lights and bill boards

                              The 2012 is the picture of the ball in TS that drops at midnight!!

                                                                             Next up

Bubba Gump Restaurant famous from Forest Gump movie and Sprimp, Statue of Libery person/stature and to think I could have had my picture taken (I passed that up), Shows in town, Lion King, Old Memphis Theater, Hard Rock NYC, and the Phantom of the Opera (one of my favorites, I think I have seen it 4 times)

We also went to an Exhiblt in Time Square featuring The Terracotta Warriors, defenders of the China's First Emperor. These were life-size soldiers, 6 feet tall, 2,000 years old and the First Emperor's Legacy. It came direct from China with the terracotta warriors, other treasures and artifacts from ancient China.
We were able to squeeze this in before our real surprise!!!

                                                             Next our Special Treat

We travelled down to Lincoln Center where Juilliard School is and the Theater District. We saw "War Horse" the play. It was fabulous!!! The set was so well done and the horse(s) were full size and so realistic. Three actors worked the horse puppets each. They galloped, snorted, swished their tails and had personalities with their movement. If you don't know the story, it takes place with WW1, where the Royal horses had to go to war and the love of one particular horse named "Joey" who we all wanted to come home safely. Much more involved, but that is the main idea. We so enjoyed the story and the acting. Our seats were superb!

                                               Lovely shots from the Streets of Manhattan

Everything was so stunning and a real treat to see. I wanted to stay longer.....so much more to see and do. It just means we will have to visit again and more often. 

I wanted to leave you with a special picture of "The New Freedom" building being built to replace one of the Twin Towers on that horrible day 9/11. The first one is officially the tallest building in NYC now, but is not finished. There will then be another skyscraper built beside it also.

Can you believe I can't identify the photo and I don't want to put the wrong one up soooo, I will end with a skyline view of NYC.

Thanks so much for sticking with me on my journey. It was so much fun to share and relive it  again through my blog. 

Be back soon with a sewing project and book review!

Be well, stay positive and be kind


  1. DearRobin, thanks so much for showing me the town. I'm not sure I will ever get to experience it myself, so I really appreciate you sharing it with me. Hugsssss, Teresa

  2. It's great that you fitted so much in Robin. My Mum has seen War Horse the film, I can imagine the play must be fantastic. I am sure your legs are worn down with all that exploring but you are still grinning from ear to ear after having such a great time.
    Jane x

  3. Fun! I love GMA too. I went and pressed my face to the window when I was there, holding a Happy Birthday sign to my best friend back home.
    : )

  4. You have memories to last a lifetime!! Thanks for sharing your time in NYC! xoxo Debbie

  5. It looks like such a fantastic visit, I am so thrilled you had such a wonderful time.

  6. An another post full of places and things I would love see and visit! And you're looking so pretty and happy there, Robin! Thank you so much for sharing.

    Have a wonderful day, dear friend!


  7. New York! Looks like fun Robin. :)

  8. Hi Robs,

    The Freedom Tower is the one with the two cranes on top.. I'll find it in your pics when I see you next! xo

  9. What a fun time you had, Robin! I shared your excitement and enjoyment here! Great pictures and a lovely post.
    Helen x