Visited New York City

I have been annoying hubster pretty much at least the entire time we have been married to go to New York City. It seemed like he and everyone else had been there and told me it wasn’t that big of a deal, but it is important for me to see things for myself! So finally in May, friends were going, and invited us along!

2014-05-NYC_657 2014-05-NYC_389

Traveling up there was by far the easiest trip ever. Taking the train is awesome, especially with a baby in tow.

Our long weekend in the city was awesome! I loved feeling the vibe/beat of the city. Surprisingly, I was able to move with the foot traffic and not get run over by people, bikes, or cars. I was also surprised not to feel more overwhelmed by the city, but maybe because I’ve toured other large cities overseas.

2014-05-NYC_871 2014-05-NYC_500 2014-05-NYC_30

This is going to be one long summary post, enjoy!

Seeing the sites:

Time Square





Central Park




While we were there we learned that the mayor was trying to ban carriage rides, claiming harm to the horses. (In speaking with the drivers we learned it was really about the prime real estate that the horse stables are on). Because this opportunity might not be around in the future we decided to splurge and do the “touristy thing.” It was really pretty awesome!

However, standing under a lamp is not the best place to take pictures…as I was victim to a pigeon poop attack.


Rockefeller Center



Statue of Liberty




This was as close as I got to the Statue. Apparently, visiting this lady is an entire day trip, so it didn’t quite make the cut.

Grand Central Station



While the boys were out, the ladies took to the subway to see the mall of Grand Central Station. We enjoyed perusing the farmer’s market. I dropped a glass jar of olive spread on the floor, and was surprised to be met with kindness and understanding!



Brooklyn Bridge




What is New York City without shopping:

Disney Store

2014-05-NYC_329 2014-05-NYC_185



Nintendo World

2014-05-NYC_1127 2014-05-NYC_101 2014-05-NYC_239


Blame it on my childhood, the Nintendo World was the best! The little with us walked up to the Pikachu statue, pointed to his nose, and said “snoz.” Let alone entertaining us with picking out a stuffed animal that is bigger than she was. I was disappointed that there were no cool Charmander items. According to the cashier all of the toys go through rotations.

The Strand




Oh my goodness! I found the most incredible bookstore ever. I scoured the aisles of the one floor I even investigated out of several. On the bottom floor you can feel the building shake as the subway passes by.

FAO Schwartz


I didn’t expect to like this store as much as I did! Then again, ridiculous amounts of candy that you can put in a giant bag? Huge selection of yummy gummy bears and I’m your woman!


Probably one of the funniest things were the guys going out by themselves. Husband teased that he bought something for me on 5th Avenue. I’d walked around enough to know that all of the BEST shops are near that area (umm Tiffany’s?) So I may or may not have been picturing pretty pretty jewelry at this point. Then, hubster arrives and brings me special pink dice from a gaming store. Oh all of the geek love!

2014-05-10 20.13.47

Oh my goodness, the food:

In New York City most of our meals were small deli’s that just happened to be located near wherever we were. However there were a few special meals.

I FELL in LOVE with Ess-a-Bagel. Firstly, they have incredible bagels, but beyond that, their selection of cream cheese is to DIE for. We ate there a couple of times, even enduring the out the door line it was soo good!


The WORST food decision was eating bagels and lox. I’d eaten some of this at a family reunion and enjoyed it. However, I quickly learned that there is a difference between deli packaged lox and fresh fishy horrible tasting lox. Ugh. It was also about a bazillion dollars.





Similar posts
  • Cuddled and Adopted a Penguin The weekend before last, I celebrated my birthday up north at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. According to my research its the closest zoo that offers penguin experiences/encounters. (And just $45 for a cheek to beak experience). I’d already lost my heart at one experience with Busch/Seaworld, but I wanted to see the penguins at one of [...]
  • Visited Mill Mountain Zoo           I was craving another animal experience for my birthday, even if it couldn’t involve penguins. Luckily for me, a local small zoo, Mill Mountain Zoo had a free admission day during my birthday weekend, so we were able to check something off the local bucket list! I quickly learned that [...]
  • Kissed an Alpaca in Amish Country This was another year where I did not have the chance to leave the country, but I was able to visit an Amish community and appreciate their culture. Husband and I drove to his hometown area to watch friends be wedded, so my mother in law, and sister in law decided to visit Amish country. [...]
  • Weathered a Hurricane in OBX Another “Favorite Unblogged 2015 moment” Like most summers/fall we were able to vacation again in the beautiful Outerbanks. We looked forward to this break from work, a chance to travel and relax with friends. As the trip neared closer there was the chance of ugly weather (as there usually is when we plan the trip [...]
  • Marveled at a Lindsey Stirling Concer... Another in the “Favorite 2015 Unblogged Moments” series. Randomly, I discovered Lindsey Stirling and her unique sound of dubstep beats mixed with classic violin via Pandora, and she’s been on of my favorite artists since. Her story of overcoming a horrible critic during America’s Got Talent, is inspiring. In 2015 I was lucky enough to [...]

Leave a Reply

About Me

Hi! My name is Erin, and this is a place to "process out loud" in the words of my friends. You've probably noticed that the theme is kind of a wide theme, that is much like my life as I'm interested in MANY things: traveling, photography, jogging (its new!), being crafty, homesteading, firearms/self defense, and learning how to be a good wife. Through all of these things my goal is growing to know Christ more, and to make Him known. Each post shares a little about the promise that God has given me, that He'll finish what he began in me! (Phil 1:6) So thank you for joining me on this wonderful adventure.

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 26 other subscribers

Category Specific RSS