Archive for the ‘WildTravels!’ Category

The Getty

January 24, 2010

While I was in LA, we made a quick trip to the Getty, wandering around the gardens and grounds.

New York City

June 7, 2009

At the end of April, my husband and I took a trip to the east coast visiting family and friends in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and New York City. I’m blogging the trip backwards, beginning with our escapades in NYC. While I’ve been there several times before, this was my first trip with the husband and we enjoyed it thoroughly. I try to visit new places on each trip and the focus this time was on the food (which I (of course) took no pictures of). The weather was quite dark and dreary for most of the trip, but that didn’t stop us at all!

While I’ve been to Central Park on many occasions, this was the first time I saw (and RODE!!) the carousel and Strawberry Fields (the tribute to the late John Lennon)

Inside the brick building is the Central Park Carousel – we were told it’s the fastest carousel in the world (unconfirmed). I could have ridden it all day, it was so much fun!

Views from the park –

The requisite ‘Imagine’ shot at Strawberry Fields –

EVERYTHING in the park was in bloom on our trip.

This one’s for Francis (who wanted to see some street photography)-

On the way back to our hotel in Times Square, we strolled down 5th Avenue where I could easily spend my life’s savings in four minutes.

This is what Heaven looks like for a geek like me –

FAO Schwarz -

30 Rock –

That night, we had REAL Chinese food in Chinatown! One of the best meals of my trip, hands down. I highly recommend Joe’s Shanghai if you find yourself in the area. As previously mentioned, I didn’t take any pictures of the food.

On our last day of the trip, we hung out with my old roommate, Chad. This is Chad who is totally not thinking about killing me for posting this picture on the internet –

Chad took us down to the pier where we had a great-ish view of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty. Each trip I say I’m going to visit both and I have yet to visit either –

There was also a spectacular view of Hoboken, in case you’ve ever wanted to see Hoboken but not have to actually cross the river –

Chad’s not going to hurt me for posting either of these pictures either –

Then, we walked over to Washington Square Park for more sightseeing –

After walking for what felt like 5,698 miles, we ended our day (and trip) with the best pizza I’ve EVER had in my life at Lombardi’s – yeah, no pictures, so you’ll just have to believe me. Get there early and you won’t have to wait in line. The next morning, we woke up super early and flew home!