Sunday, October 5, 2008

!! L@@K OUT NEW YORK !!

Day three of our Wild all night party vacation!!! Woo Hoo. Ok the reality is I got us lost in Vermont coming home from Niagra falls...yeah I'm a dork...that is not a news flash. So we got home kinda late...good thing we ate on the road...because the only thing in my pantry is an old box of stale Cheerios...I know...I'm a Phenomenal Hostess (why do you think I got us lost...guess who ain't cookin this trip!)

I wake up early Saturday morning...thinking I'll roust these old women out of bed and get their butts a movin. Much to my chagrin they are all up, dressed, and munching Cheerios. Oh well time to hit the road and see the BIG CITY! Now I know what you're thinking....Is she actually going to drive into Manhattan! Wow she is a brave, intelligent, and an amazing woman. (that was what you were thinking right?) Well you'd be WRONG....ain't no way in hades I'm driving in New York City. I drove to New Bedford Connecticut and we caught the Metro


I love trains...they never get lost! And they always find a great place to park!

So here we are in GRAND CENTRAL STATION.....hehe, heck if that ain't one lost looking group.!! I'm laffin because they actually trust me to take them around New York. You'd think they'd be smarter than that !

I do however, know how to hail a cab. I'm actually very good at it. I think it has something to do with that flappy arm fat thing. The cabbies see that wobbly floppy fat rotating a mile a minute and it reminds them of their old third grade teacher and they feel guilty and pull over.

We arrive in Times Square at the awesome Crowne Plaza hotel. It is my favorite place to stay in New York...simply because it is the only hotel I know how to find. They were doing some reconstruction but the rooms looked fairly nice.

I had to take a picture out of the window. Yippee look at that bustling metropolis just bursting in anticipation of amusing us out-of-towners!

Now that our lodging is secure...its off to the tour bus. Now if you've never taken one of these buses in New York I highly recommend them. You can get to every spot in New York and hop on and off for 2 glorious days! And the guides tell you lots of useless stuff you didn't know!





This is my SIL's head...she's taking pictures of the Empire State building...our destination tomorrow...


And this is one of the photos she took....see the difference in the quality of the image...that's because she actually knows how to use a camera....me I just push alot of buttons until I see a flash!

Rockefeller Center......

St. Patricks Cathedral...holy moley it is awesome!

We couldn't get good pictures inside because there was actually somebody getting married...can you imagine how cool it would be to be married in a place like this...but also pretty freaky having all sorts of tourist riff raff watching your special day. Me thinks the bride was a richy bitchy Diva who enjoyed the attention....or maybe I'm just JEALOUS that she has a Gazillionaire for a daddy!

On to Macy's....ladies...hold on to your britches...this is ONE MILLION SQUARE FEET OF SHOPPING NIRVANA! That's right....one full city block and 8 floors of anything your heart desires....interesting fact. Macy's started out as a store that sold cows....seriously

HAH my favorite part of the day. We went to ground zero and the loonies were trying to recruit my mom....it almost worked...until she found out she didn't get to wear a cool uniform. Hey if a hat and matching purse doesn't come with the job...FORGET IT!


We had lunch in Greenwich Village....I feel so BoHo fabulous just saying that. And we got to see all the cool sights. Then because we are all-night kinda gals...we took the night tour to BROOKLYN!




OH LOOK...IT'S PARSON...I know you can barely read the sign...but it's Parson's where they work out the cool designs on Project Runway! MY FAV SHOW!!


Off to bed for us...big day tomorrow......but if you're wondering if we made an impact on New York ....well....my Mom must have....she tends to make friends wherever we go. (close your eyes dad!) Check out my mom's new boy toy........AND notice his tattoo!

Yup.....Momma done Ruled NEW YORK!

62 comments:

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Okay, when I get to go to New York, I wanna go with you and your mama. LOL. You all had way too much fun!!

da Bergs said...

HOW FUN!!! I guess they COULD trust you after all!!! °Ü°

Charli and me said...

Oh that looks like it was so much fun! I especially loved the pictures of St. Patricks. I can just imagine all of you giggling through the streets of New York. Thanks for sharing.

Raxx - A day in the life said...

What a fun tour Nikki! Hey how did I just see this post? You wild partying gals, night tour of Brooklyn? cool!

santamaker said...

Oh, Nikki, I have a great idea! You host an X-RMS reunion in NYC and Susan, Penny and I will host a reunion in Atlanta. I wanna go to NYC !!! You sound just like me..freak out before company comes because we haven't cleaned the house for a while and then, forget to shop for food! Ha Ha...I love having people visit, just don't like to clean or cook for them! LOL.. You know, I went to NYC last year and out of all the famous sites that I saw , I got most excited about seeing Parsons!! I just LOVE Tim Gunn! My fav show too! What do you think of Kenlee?
Fun post!
be good,
santa

Nancy said...

LUCY Nikki! Looks like a lot of fun you gals had! I am glad for you! Nancy

Jan said...

I can't show this to my daughter. We would have to go tomorrow if I did. How fun. Glad you could share what you saw with us. I loved all the yellow taxi's. It is the site I envision the most there. That ground zero sign made me sad. I thought that wouldn't still be going on. Nonsense.

A New England Life said...

Nikki! Lucky you! I love NYC but I don't know my way around for beans. The girls and I went this past April and took the Metro in from Stanford, CT instead.

My gosh you ladies sure did have a busy day! You must be exhausted! Can't wait to see more pictures! The one from your hotel room made me woozy : /

Darlene said...

Oh Nikki someday I want to go visit NYC and I want you for a tour guide. It just looks so fabulous!! I know y'all had tons of fun!! WOW...that picture from your hotel room was hiiiiggggghhhh.....

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Nikki, who needs to go to NY when we have you! Awesome pictures and stories....now how can you go to sleep with that last picture! LOL

Stay safe!
Kathi :)

Justine said...

Ooh ooh ooh, it looks like you guys had such a good time! I miss NYC sooooooooooo much! Not that I visited all the time, but enough that I miss it! Doesn't the city just make you feel exhilirated? When Jimmy and I were dating, we used to love to go during the Christmas holidays when Rockefeller plaza was all decked out. Ah, memories! I want to hear more about your time in NYC!!!!!!!!
Btw..... who is that hottie that has you mom around his neck?

Justine :o )

Justine said...

And holy cow, the tattoo also! How did you do that????????

Btw... I love Project Runway too. Who's your fav this year? I like Korto or whatever her name is.

Justine :o )

Mama said...

Those bus tours are great and what a spectacular view you get from the top deck, Greenwich Village you boho you!. Did your mum see the giant poster of David B in his underpants hehe right by the flat-iron building whew, lucky I was not driving THAT bus!!!!would have crashed it for sure trying to crane my neck for a better view haha. glad you all had fun in NYC!!!. Kathy.

Sandy Toes said...

How fun! I spent a lot of time in NY when I lived in VA...I met my husband in NY for the first time New Year's EVE...it has many memories there!
Your mom has a great souvenier!
-Sandy toes

squawmama said...

OMG! NYC is by far my favorite place to go and I always go there with the girlfriends.. Wish I was there right now with you all... I let me tell you I can hardly stop looking at MoMs new Boy Toy.. I kinda rubbed a spot on the screen of the laptop..LOL LOL Good for her I am so proud...Did you get to go to any plays? We usually stay at the Millenium.. love Times Square and oh the whole NYC package... could easily live there... Well you girls have fun and next time CALL ME... I am jealous and want to go with..

HUGS your SIS,
Roxy

squawmama said...

So your from Springfield, MA.. I was born in Lynn... Now I know we must be related..LOL LOL LOL


Hugs,
SIS

Bo said...

Nikki...You made me bust a button telling how you hail a cab...I think I had that same 3rd grade teacher, too...can't say much about her 'cuz my arms have bat wings now...What a fantastic memory for your mom and all of you girls! Great photos! ;-) Bo

Alyson said...

I take my visiting family into NYC too, but I'm super clueless. There's no way they should ever trust me in the city! You, however, did a fabulous job!

Carolynn said...

Nikki you are laugh out loud fabulous!

BTW, where can I get one of those toys, the boy kind...

AJ said...

Thanks for the tour:) I've never been to New York!!! Oh and how I miss Macy's! Looks like you had fun with the ladies.

Big Toe Mom said...

WOOOHOOO! looks like ya'll had a fun ride! funny, funny pic of your mom and the "TOY".
i had no idea Macy's was so HUGE. now i reallly wanna go badddd!!
hmmm, maybe in 10 years. lol.

Rachel said...

OH NY!!! I miss the BIG APPLE! I lived there for a year & a half after I graduated from high school. I was I ninny I mean nanny. I loved the city, the sights are just amazing well minus the public urination.

Thanks for the pictures they are great reminder of what I used to see!

:)Rachel

Oh and thanks for the sweet comment on my blog it's always nice to meet other fellow bloggers that share the same beliefs! Hope to see you around.

Rachel said...

Oh and after looking around your cool blog, would you by chance happen to have the link on how to "Gollumize" my pictures via photoshop. I know you can do it in Photobucket but I prefer to keep my photo's on my computer. If you could let me know I would love it!!

I have been living under a rock but it's seems to be pretty heavy as I can't find the link on her blog. Darn rock..... It's in the way I can't see!

Chris said...

I don't know how I missed your update, but I did. These photos are incredible I loved the shot you took looking outside your window.You know how to do the town. God Bless your Mama for keeping up. That is one place I have never been to, maybe someday I'll make it. Also, thank you for all your kind comments.

Hugs,
Chris

TinaTx said...

Looks like you are having a great time!
Can't wait to see the rest of your trip.

Marie said...

How fun! I love NY. I've been to all of those places...except the Crowne Plaza. How FANCY! lol

Heather said...

I have always wanted to go to NYC. If only I could talk the hubby into going!

French said...

What a fun tour;) I have to say the sites are wonderful but how dod Dustin Hooker end up here?? hmmmm I love New York and want to go back soooo bad! Hugs French;)

onlymehere said...

I wish I could have just hidden in the luggage and gone up there with you! Some day, some day! Your mom sounds like a ton of fun!

The Berry's Patch said...

Does your mom want to share her new toy??? I'm heading to New York in a couple months. Looks like your having a blast. I'll be with my kids so it will be a whole different experience. I'll be a nut case while my husband site sees. :-)

gingela5 said...

That looks like so much fun! And that hotel looks great--I am jealous. Just so you know, I am totally directionally challenged--I almost get lost driving from work to home. And I'm jealous that your mom made a new friend. He's a hottie!

Nancy said...

Nikki, I am so glad you are trying the recipe! I know you will just love it, let me know what you think. Hope you have a great day! Nancy

Heather said...

Brilliant!! I've never been and I soooo want to go!

Big hair Envy said...

Next trip to NYC, I'm takin' your Mama! The other stuff was great, but the eye candy is to die for...

the pleasures of homemaking said...

I want a toy like that! Sounds like you had a fabulous time and I enjoyed seeing the pictures. I used to live in NYC and haven't been back in about 13 years!

Manuela

bj said...

ooo, I can't even imagine the excitement of visiting NYC....fabulous looking place. My dad went once, went up on the Empire St. Bldg and.....spit off of it. Can you imagine...he was young and foolish and had always wanted to spit off the ESB....silly silly fella...

So glad you had such a good time.
Your mom will remember it always, I'm sure...especially her Boy Toy...heh heh..(you are getting good with this computer enhancement stuff...)
love, bj

Shelia said...

Hi Nikki!! Thank you for your prayers and concerns about my family during the storm. We're blessed and God certainly heard the prayers! I'll be blogging again really soon.

Oh, you funny one! I just love your sense of humor and your Mommy's new boy toy is not bad either! lol

Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sincerely Yours said...

Ms. Nikki you are nuts - the arm thing has had me laughing so hard I needed to take a break! I was pushed off the exit into Manhattan by a tractor trailor so I know driving there is just nuts! I asked the toll guy if there was any way to turn around and he replied "lady you in Manhattan!" dah Remember I told you last week it cost me $7.50 to pee! Driving and nearly wetting my pants was the only thing I remember about Manhattan! Looks like you had a much better time! (sorry if I shared too much!)lol Have a great night - Sincerely, Jeannette

dana said...

Your trip brings back such great memories of the trip my two buddies and I took to NY a few years ago. I still flip through my photo album of it--and tear up over the photos I have of the twin towers. :(

We took one of those tours you referred to and it was terrific. We took the uptown-downtown-Ellis Island tour. I loved every danged minute we spent there---we stayed 3 days and 3 nights and were in the Marriot Marques(sp) in Times Square. We saw three shows, took the tour and walked our buns off. One meal was at Tavern on the Green and it was fabulous. I would LOVE to go again.
It was so much fun to see this trip through your photos and funny text! I'll bet your mom and SIL's loved every minute, too!
Dana

Linda said...

Whao girl - sounds like a blast! I did NY with girlie groups a few times and it was a blast! Have fun!!

jeanne said...

Nikki, your post is a wonderful showing of fun things to do in NYC. All the photos and the text is full of humor and also informative. Thanks for the tour Nikki. Loved it all.

Hugs, Jeanne

Susie Q said...

Nikki, you are such fun. I adore you! And, I SO wanna go to NYC with you! I LOVE NYC. We were last there a year and a half ago and I am SO ready to return. Now, if you and your Mom would like to go with me...she can even take her boy toy along. I think we could make room for him.

Love,
Sue

Erin~Old Grain Sacks and Lavender said...

Hi!

I just found your blog and had such a great time reading it! It sounds like you all had a great time! Gosh, I haven't been to NYC in probably 10 years!

Have a great evening!

Erin

The Nice One said...

OHMYGOSH, how COOL is that last photo. Your mom ROCKS.

I heart NY. I miss it. Thanks for the virtual field trip.

onlymehere said...

They must be after the seeds bz I sure as heck don't store worms!!!

Michael said...

Oh, I'm jealous!!!! I've been to New York state, but never to Manhattan. It looks so great, thank you for sharing the pics.

LOL @ Becks and his tattoo...hmmm, don't give me any ideas :)

Michael said...

He he...hey Nikki. Thanks for the vote of confidence. I was purposely vague in my post because the situation deals with work and I'm completely paranoid about posting anything work related. Unless it has to deal with gross people brushing their teeth while peeing. Then I have no reservations.

Have a great night :o)

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Oh, I am so JEALOUS!!! NYC is my favorite destination! St. Patrick's is an amazing church, isn't it? Just beautiful! My husband went through NY last month, driving a full-size pick-up truck, pulling a 35 foot trailor, loaded with an antique tractor and parts, in downtown Manhatten!!! That is one time I was glad I wasn't with him! My nerves couldn't have taken it! LOLOL! ~Rhonda :)

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

LOLOLOLOLOL!!!! I just read the latest crumpet chronicle below! That is beyond hilarious!!! How did you get the dogs to pose for the pics...that in and of itself impresses me! LOLOLOL! ~Rhonda :)

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE NYC... FUN! Looks like a wonderful time!
You order is on its way with a surprise!
ENJOY!
Fifi

Fifi Flowers said...

YEA BOSTON!!!!!!! BOSTON vs DODGER World Series!!!!!

raccoonlover1963 said...

Hi Nikki. I'll be satisfied with just looking at pictures of NY. The cathedral is beautiful. The only part of NY I would ever want to physically see would be Ground Zero. The crouds, traffic, crime and overall insanity don't appeal to me at all. I'll just enjoy other people's pictures.
Lisa

Southern Lady said...

I loved your tour, Nikki ... and I'm so impressed with your "worldliness." I'd be a nervous wreck trying to hail a cab or finding a hotel or just riding a bus ... lol

What a wonderful experience for you and your guests.

Sincerely,

Janie

Adventure girl wanna be said...

What a trip! Memories for a life time and so fun. I am jealous!

Nancy said...

Nikki, Just had to come by and ask about the chicken recipe???? How did you all like it? Nancy

Anna Lefler said...

Great post! You obviously had a blast in the Big Apple... Isn't is an amazing place? Cool photos, too...

:^) Anna

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This post is wonderful. Truly enjoyed.

A guy in my high school class, Lebanon Missouri ('61) was married at St Patrick's Cathedral. When I heard that, I thought, how fabulous!

Have a great week!

Blueberry Buttons said...

Nikki,
Your mom rocks!!!!!!!!! I think me needs a boy toy like your mom. lol. Boy there is alot of people in NYC. I have a hard time with 15,000 people. I think I would freak. Love your visit. Show us more!
Cheryl

The Blonde Duck said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time!

salmagundi said...

What a great tour guide you must be!! Just the fact that you saw all of that is amazing. I'll fly in and you can take me -- o.k.? I manage to get around London and Paris, but NY City is intimidating to me. Sally

Rue said...

Hi Nikki :)

Oh my! I leave you alone for a few days and you go to NY and bring home Peckham?? LOL

It looks like you girls had a great time. I miss shopping in NY. Did you go to Bergdorf's?? Yummy ;)

hugs,
rue

Mrs. B said...

Oh, it all looks so fun! I'm totally jealous! That cathedral is gorgeous! Your mom sounds hilarious! But I might have to arm wrestle her for David Beckham!

 

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