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Monday, March 31, 2014

Home Again, Home Again

Wow! I am back from our fabulous visit to New York City and I don't think we missed seeing one thing NY has to offer-well, maybe one or two but it felt like we saw them ALL...and walked it all as well.

We had such a good time and made memories for a lifetime!!

We headed to my daughter's house in St. Pete so we could get up nice and early-5 a.m.- to head to the Tampa Airport on Monday morning.

A small delay at both ends but a smooth flight and only about 3 hours later, we had arrived. Since we were celebrating two birthdays, we got picked up in style!

Got checked in and we were off!

We all wanted to head to Central Park first, so off we went.

We had so much fun climbing all of the rocks and visiting the "Imagine" mosaic which serves as a monument to John Lennon. We also saw the Dakota where he was shot and where Yoko Ono still lives when in NYC. We bought some art from a street vendor and saw many spring flowers just popping up. The girls found big icicles hanging in one of the tunnels.

Since we were all secretly hoping for the predicted "possible snow", we were "giddy" when we found this large mountain of snow that must have been piled up from a previous snow fall. We were up there throwing snowballs at each other like little kids!

After the park, we headed to the Plaza Hotel. We were all gawking as we entered the lower level and found the most incredible food court ever...full of gourmet goodies. We were seated in the Caviar Bar in a tall, leather banquettte and even though none of us wanted caviar, we were good with a nice bottle of wine for the adults and HUGE cups of hot chocolate and gourmet cupcakes for the kids! I must admit, it was a lovely place to spend an hour or so on such a chilly day.

After leaving the Plaza, we did some more walking and taking in the sights until the girls were ready to call it quits! We had to remember that 5 a.m. was a bit earlier than their usual wake-up time-especially on spring break, so we got them some food for the room and we headed out for a nice dinner New York style. I am not a city girl, but I do love that NY is the city that never sleeps so you can find about anything you want at any time you want.

Then it was back to hit the sack as Day 2 promised to be full!!! Stay tuned.

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