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 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!
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!
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!