Sunday, December 5, 2010

A Train Ride to NYC

Today Jeff and I crossed "Take a train to NYC" off of our bucket list! We had planned to go into the city yesterday, but I was really sick and thankfully recovered for a fun day today. It was quite chilly, but worth the cold :)

We started off the morning with some hot chocolate from Dunkin Donuts while waiting for the train. Because I am an anal wife, I made us arrive to the train about an hour early...oops. So, we had lots of time to kill-aka, lots of hot chocolate to drink!

After a few minutes (ok a lot of minutes) of waiting, we boarded the train. I get SO nervous on trains :/ Maybe because we just watched the movie Unstoppable. Jeff studied since he has a big test tomorrow, so of course...I took pictures to kill time.

I tried to read Jeff's notes along with him, but couldn't understand a word...

A few necessities for a long day in the city: snacks (fig newtons & trail mix), candy canes, and lip therapy.

First stop: Times Square! The only time I had been here was in 8th grade for a chaperoned filed trip (aka, it was not fun). I was finally able to enjoy all of the lights and stores.

One of the first stores we headed to was the M & M store. I have NEVER in my life seen so much M & M gear (and I really didn't know people loved them so much). I mean, I get the candy-they are good. But backpacks, pajamas, mugs, blankets? It was crazy crowded in there.

These were Giants M & Ms...and the GIANTS WON, whoo hoo!

We went to the Lego Store soon after and found this amazing work:

I "found" an orange lego on the floor, and placed it in my pocket for a souvenir. Finders keepers right? ;)

Around 12:30 our stomachs were rumbling so we stopped for lunch. I honestly can't remember the name of the restaurant, but our only rule for the day was to not eat a chain restaurant. This wasn't...and the food was great!

I ordered a turkey burger with sweet potato fries.

Jeff ordered a Philly cheese steak on an onion roll with regular fries.

We almost were able to cross off "Jeff-eat a pickle" from the bucket list too... NOT. He still hates them and refused to even eat a bite of his sandwich that rubbed up against the pickle juice.

I love nothing more than sweet potatoes during winter months.

Star Wars Minnie Mouse! We had to pay $1 for this picture, but my interaction with the lady underneath this outfit made it SO worth it!

We couldn't leave the city without a pretzel. Of course we would get ripped off and have to pay $4 instead of $2. I guess that's what you get when you don't ask the price BEFORE buying the pretzel. Oh well, it was still good.

A day well spent with the love of my life :)

Question of the day: Have you ever spent a day in NYC? If so, how was your experience? Today was fun, but also very overwhelming. Jeff and I definitely learned that we are more small town folks than city folks :) However I highly recommend going during the Christmas season!


Soe Kabbabe said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey Cait! I live in the city, and let me tell you, your blog is quite amazing!! It's like I see my life pictured here...Hubby and I got married almost a year and a half ago. We both are too young, but we have a lot of happiness in our life and in our love nest (aka home!) So glad that I found this blog! keep smiling guys! :D



Ava said... Best Blogger Tips

I love New Yorrrrrrkkkkkkkkkkk! ahhhhh so jealous... its been so long since ive been there! grrrr

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Oooooooooh, you guys are just adorable! I hope that one day I will find someone to be gooey and romantic and sickeningly cute with, as you two! Wish you all the best!

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