We had a blast in New York! We went to visit my brother Brian, his wife Amy, and their baby Ender. We also wanted to do all the touristy stuff and see the city. We saw and did a lot! Unfortunately, I lost my wallet a couple of hours before we had to fly to the airport, which added some stress. I soon forgot about it though, and just let go and had fun. Here are some pics of the trip.
We flew into JFK, but were staying in Jersey City. So when our redeye got in at 5:30 am, we got to ride the airtrain, then catch a subway from Queens to Manhattan, then go up and walk a few blocks against all the incoming commuters, then take the PATH from Manhattan into Jersey City, then catch a cab to their apartment. WORTH IT, we had so much fun with them, and Marianne got to come up from DC too, since she had just finished finals.
Reunited at last with baby Ender!
He didn't love me, he just wanted me for my phone . . .
At the South Street Seaport
We stopped at this fancy chocolate store, which was very
expensive and looked like a jewelry store
We got this $8 mousse heart. Thanks for buying it Marianne, you goon face!
Brian and Amy took us to a VERY good pizza place in Greenwich Village. We loved it and polished off 2 large pizzas and a salad ya'll!
While we were walking around the village we were walking behind this girl and I whispered to Tanya "she's sooo tall and skinny." When we walked past her we realized it was Celia from this season of America's Next Top Model. We are both big fans of the show, and liked her. We stopped and talked to her and got a pic. She was so nice, very cool and invited us to go to this frozen yogurt place with her, which was good and we went all the way back for another day!
This is one of Celia's pics from Top Model. This one's my favorite, yet she got kicked off the week of this photo. She made it to top 4
This is Tanya's favorite pic of her
Another day when we were walking around we got asked directions by a couple people and one of them was Fatima from Top Model (Season 10). She was really good too, made it to top 3
This is a pic of her from the show
We found a cool flea market and found these hats
Statue of Lib from the Staten Island Ferry
The view of Manhattan from Jersey City, NJ
We rented a tandem bike to ride around Central Park. It was a lot of fun. We stopped for a minute to eat ice cream, and this guy asked us if he could borrow our bike for a photo shoot. These models got on it and rode it around and got pics taken. It ended up being for Ralph Lauren. They paid us $40 to use our bike for ten minutes!
We saw Stephen Baldwin (who was on this past season of celebrity apprentice and is going to be on "I'm a celebrity, get me out of here" in June) filming some sort of commercial or something, with a giant smoothie man. We tried to sneak pics of him and another guy we thought was Jesse James, but I guess isn't. Does anyone know who he is? Looks like a wrestler. He looks like he's going to kill Tanya.
Frapps from Starbucks are the vacation tradish
The view of Central Park from the top of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Rockafeller Center - obviously hoping for a Tina Fey or Tracy Morgan run-in
Tanya's first taste of Indian food . . . ever! in Jersey City
Thanks for ordering for us Brian and Amy!
We went to the Bronx Zoo. It was a long train ride, but worth it to get some fresh air
and see some animals! We killed these giraffes' family to make Tan's bag
I rode the camel - one of the top things on my bucket list. Now
I just need to do it in the desert!
We got tickets to David Letterman - Robin Williams was the guest
Little Italy. We met our friend Meri (her husband was at class) for dinner here
Baby Ender was born with a cleft pallet. He was born in July but they couldn't fix it until now. He got the surgery while we were there, and it went well! This is the night before the surgery
We thought our flight was on Thursday, but when we woke up and looked at the itinerary, we realized it wasn't really until Friday! So we got an extra day and went to Harlem to the Dinosaur BBQ. Best . . . Wings . . . EVER
Tanya joined the cotton club while we were there
Poor baby Enderito had to have his arms splinted so he wont reach in his mouth
Ender just sat there and stuck his tongue out of his mouth . . . poor little terd.