5. JG Melon. As I was looking to find lunch spots, I ran across this little place that Bobby Flay claimed to have "the best burger in Manhattan." I thought I would give it a try since I love a cheeseburger more than just about anything in the world. After a nightmare subway experience, we made it to 60th. JG is on the corner of 74th and 3rd--so we walked up 14 streets. It took me a couple of times to master the Subway again--Mom didn't like it too much after she saw a homeless schizophrenic lady having a super in-depth conversation with a pole. It was either subway with crazies or on the streets with more horns being blown than she has ever heard. Bobby was correct...it was actually so delicious we ate there again on Saturday. Best burger I have ever had in a restaurant, hands down.. When you go, you must go to JG Melon!
4. Top of the Rock. I did this last time I was in New York. For lack of better terms, it was simply breathtaking. It's amazing to see how big Central Park is in comparison to the rest of the city. We had a picture done on the beam...
|the Park is amazing in the Fall.|
|I love my Mama!|
|pretending to be Blake--his signature finger point on The Voice|
2. Central Park. Let me just say I thought New York was magical at Christmas. It is. But I am a sucker for fall--a real Fall, where the leaves actually change and the temerature doesn't go from 92 to 36 with no days in between. I think other than the Mountains in Telluride, this is the prettiest thing I have ever seen in nature. Literally trees in every color of the rainbow. It's amazing that in a city of hustle and bustle, there is such a serene place in the middle of it all. Funny story--everything I made reference to in Central Park was about Home Alone 2. I am sure Mom thinks I am a freak, but there are movie sites everywhere in NYC--especially Central Park. Here is where Kevin hid in the basket on the horse carriage..
These trees were my favorite...
then there is the scene that is shown in the early seasons of Friends in almost every episode...
That same night we stopped in Times Square for a photo op...this is probably my favorite picture we took.
Here are more that I love:
I got the Burberry Jacket! This was within hours of our arrival..I had my mind made up that I was getting red......But... They told me the red sold out so quickly and it was no where to be found in the City. Not even in any of the three Burberry stores. But I am happy with the gray... I also got a new cologne by Tom Ford...y'all better stay away unless you are prepared to lick me...It's the same cologne that Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z wear....
|the cast of Last Vegas was on the Today Show...and I was too! |
If you watched, I was on around 8:30 when Al did the weather...
|Natalie Morales is almost as pretty as Central Park...|
|this is right after was walked with Michael Douglas out of the Studio and in to his car...that was awesome...|
|Mom and Me at Grand Central Station|
|Freedom Tower. So moving..|
|9-11 Memorial/Ground Zero|
|Us under "THE SURVIVAL TREE" the only tree that survived the attacks...|
Overall, our trip was one I will not soon forget. I love New York. I really do. I loved it when I went with Shea on my 26th Birthday and I really loved it with my Mom. Some of my favorite one-lines from her were:
"I have heard more horns honking today than I have in my whole life..."
"This is not our hotel..." every time we entered from the other side...
"I guess this is where the saying 'as busy as Grand Central Station' comes from...."
"That's not that far...we can walk"--her not understanding just how far it is from Battery Park to Central Park
"It's a good thing you know where we are..." every time we went somewhere.
"You think they have Coffeemate French Vanilla?" every morning for coffee...
"Can't we just find a Wendy's and eat a baked Potato?" after we had eaten 'fancy' food all week..
I am Blessed. So Blessed.