Day 3! Another very eventful day!
We were on the hunt for some breakfast and ran right into Magnolia Bakery!
It was so awesome because we really wanted to go there anyway and they were open that early so we decided it was a sign and had cuppies and choco milk for breakfast!
Then off to our NBC Studio Tour! This was Shane's favorite part of the trip. He's a big tv fan.
Those were our guides. I think that one guy was getting mad b/c I was taking a lot of pics.
Our official tickets! Too bad we didn't get to keep the cool plastic case!
Yep so the tour started there and as far as pictures go . . . ended there. . . no pics allowed! Totes bummer! We didn't get to see anyone famous, but we did get to go to the Nightly News Studio, the Jimmy Fallon Studio, and the SNL Studio though!
Don't know if you can see the sign, but it says "Don't even THINK of parking here"! Ha! I love the NYC signs! Maybe that's why no one follows them . . . . because people just laugh at them.
St. Patrick's Cathedral! So pretty and so many people visiting!
I mean really, how gorgeous is this!?
Loved the pillars and lighting here so I made Shaney take a pic outside the church!
The Trump Tower! I loved the trees coming out of it! Then we headed down 5th avenue to look at all the stores we couldn't even afford to go in . . . .
We saw Tiffany and Prada and Louis Vuitton and Versace and Rolex! And there was a HUUUUUUUGEEEEE line outside of A&F . . . . am I missing something?!
The infamous Apple store! We walked down and quickly walked right back out . . . it was PACKED!
So on our way to Northern Manhattan to try to find "Monk's Cafe" from Seinfeld, we might have went a little bit out of our way . . . we couldn't figure out what the difference between the black and white dots on the subway maps meant . . . but quickly determined it was the difference between the express (white) and local (black) stops. We took the express train which completely bypassed our stop, so we had to find our way back. And I swear these signs weren't on the subway that we got on in the first place.
But alas! We found it! :-)
Then we headed to mid-central park to check out the reservoir! It was sooo beautiful and so blue!
And meandered down to the "Great Lawn" . . . aka . . NYC's beach! Everyone was laying out in their suits!
This is gross I know. I did, however, successfully walk the entire trip in NYC in flip flops without getting any blisters .. . just some really dirrrrrty feet that got cleaned and wiped down very often.
Our last attempt to try to find some good NYC pizza . . . .
It was yummy, but I still don't think it beats out John's Wildwood Pizza (in Edinboro)!
I was so excited because they set up all these fun shops RIGHT outside our hotel! They had cute purses, scarfs, t-shirts, and other fun stuff!
Only cross the street when the signs tell you . . . . or get hit by a taxi.
These guys were out a little early, and were running from the cops, hiding behind cars. I thought it was quite humorous. I wanted to get a purse so bad, but was too scared I'd get arrested or something and I take a long time to make a decision, which really isn't possible with this kind of transaction, so I stuck to our vendors on our street.
Every night was garbage night in NYC . .. and lots of it!
They were setting up for the MTV Music Awards that would be held there the week after we were there!
Tickets to the Top! . . To the "Top of the Rock" (GE Building). We decided to go before the sun went down so we could get some "day" pics and some "night" pics.
Times Square area! Can you see the ball?!
Empire state and NYC!
Central Park! It was so cool to see how much we walked around NYC! And how freaking cool does that look? HUUUUGE park in a HUUUUUGE city!
Little later at night with the orange moon!
Empire State and NYC and Brooklyn Bridge later at night!
Sooooo many lights!!!
Oh and we stopped at Magnolia Bakery on the way home to pick up our snack for the night and breakfast the next morning!