Mr. G and I visited NYC over the weekend. We are lucky to live close enough to make day trips there by bus. In the past, we've taken some very early buses. But getting up at 3:30 in the morning is AWFUL and the sleep deprivation makes me hungry (and a little cranky) all day. Not worth it.
This year we took a later bus and didn't get into the city until 11. We had a little less time but I felt like a normal human all day! Three cheers for sleep :)
The bus let us off at Radio City Music Hall, so we decided to visit Central Park first. Central Park holds a special place in my heart because that's where we got engaged (on another November day trip). Mr. G tricked me into standing on this rock with him to take a picture and then when we got up there, he proposed :)
It was about a 2 mile walk to the doughnut shop so we popped in and out of stores we passed along the way. One of the coolest was a Christmas market of sorts in Bryant Park (they also had an ice skating rink but the line was outrageous). I loved this stand with lights you could build out of recycled milk jug tiles.
We walked until it got dark, then did a google search for nearby restaurants. Fortunately, a vegan place, Blossom was only three tenths of a mile away. I knew it sounded familiar, but couldn't remember why at the time - I checked, and Dar was there last month! The food was excellent. Mr. G and I also enjoyed just sitting down!
Our time was almost up, so after dinner we started walking back to Radio City Music Hall. We spent our last bit of time poking around the shops and enjoying the eye candy near Rockefeller Center. The Christmas tree was trimmed but not lit up yet.
Overall a great day. We were in good spirits, and the weather was cloudy with flurries on and off (it must've known we were in the mood for some Christmas cheer). Lovely.
How was your weekend? Do you visit the place you got engaged?