Friday, October 15, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
On our last day we truly did get up "early" so we could go exchange Jarrie's purse in the shady shop on Canal Street:) We had talked about getting up early and going to the Today show, but didn't want to get up THAT early. So we got up a little after 7 (we had giggled well into the night so we didn't get up too early) and turned on the Today Show while we got ready. And who is on the screen, outside right where we would have been had we not been lazy, shaking hands with people who should have been us?! BEN AFFLECK!!! I was just not meant to meet any celebrities this trip - it'll have to happen on my next trip to NYC:) So we headed down to Canal Street, nervous that the guy would at least not exchange the bag and at worst shoot us (maybe we watch too many crime shows!) So our plan was to use our friend Jen's tactics, walk in there and act like he has no choice but exchange the bag. So Nikki and Jarrie walked in and did just that, so Jarrie has the purse of her dreams:) I should have taken a picture of the bag - it is super cute!!!
I don't even remember if we had breakfast! But I do remember next we headed over to St. Patricks Cathedral because Nikki has a tradition that she goes and lights a candle there every time she's in New York (even tho she's not Catholic:)) So we all lit candles and took pictures, it's such a beautiful building!
Then it just so happened that there was ANOTHER H&M store we needed to check out (they are like Walgreens here in Colorado - several on each block). This one was much more organized so we found much more to buy:) Then Jarrie had been wanting a good gyros so we stopped and got a few from the street vendor.
Here we are "enjoying" our gyros - they weren't the best we've ever had - the secret's in the sauce and this guy didn't know the secret!!! But it was decent.In Times Square they were doing some sort of "save the earth" thing with lots and lots of plastic bags. This is the 'bag monster'.This is our last picture of Times Square :(A picture of each of us in the cab going to the airport. All of the pictures are blurry b/c as I said before, it's an amusement park ride in a NYC cab!All smiles at the airport - at least it's not 5 am this time:)Our last picture of NYC. Notice the rain, this will be important to understand the next picture...What we look like after 2+ hours sitting on the airplane because they couldn't take off in the rain. (I swear I have taken off in worse weather at DIA)
Now just a few words about the fashion in NYC. It is really interesting. Most guys don't wear the jeans & T-shirt common in Colorado, they seem to be a little more "Metro", wearing button down shirts and nice jeans or pants. We saw very few guys in T-shirts. These 2 pictures were just too good to not take a picture:) But the fashion for the girls was really just anything goes. There were very few "put together" outfits. A lot of nice shirts with sweats or odd combinations like that. So all my worrying about not being "high fashion" enough was not necessary - something good to remember for next time:)!