The Adventures of an Aussie Girl in Albuquerque

The adventures of an Aussie girl living in the American Southwest...

Monday, May 29, 2006

The Big Apple

Ok, I know I've been back for a couple of weeks now... So here is our New York update!

Day One: Arrived at LaGuardia airport at about 8:30pm and met Simone and Tim. Survived our first crazy taxi ride to Hotel Belleclaire and hit the town! We walked about twenty blocks down Broadway where we ran into David Blaine - you know, the crazy guy in the water bubble. On our way back to the hotel stopped at Big Nicks (our local diner) for a late night snack.

Day Two: We headed over to Central Park where we stopped by the Strawberry fields monument and the Dakota Apartments (below) where John Lennon was shot.
Caught the Staton Island ferry past the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Walked around Battery Park and the finacial district (Wall St) and found ourselves at the South Sea Port where we had fish 'n chips for lunch.

Walked to Ground Zero and through Tribeca where the film festival was on. Caught the subway to Greenwich village and had some dinner (yes my legs were already hurting).

Day Three: On Sunday we bought tickets for a double decker bus tour through New York. Our first stop was 34th street where Brad and Tim went on a tour of Madison Square Gardens and Simone and I went to Macys (the worlds largest department store).
We caught the bus to China Town and Little Italy where we ate lunch at Lombardi's (New Yorks first pizza restaurant). From there we caught the bus through the east village and saw the United Nations (unfortunately closed). We visited the rich people at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel and got ready for the night tour of New York.

The night tour (which was freezing) took us over the Brooklyn Bridge for some spectacular views of Manhatten. On our way home, we had dinner at the worlds largest McDonalds.

Day Four: We spent the day finishing our New York bus tour where we stopped off at Tom's restaurant (left) also known as Monk's for Seinfeld fans.

In the afternoon we went to the Rockerfeller Center and Boomingdales. and finished with dinner at the Hard Rock cafe in Time Square.

Day Five: We started our day at the Empire State Building. We went to the observation deck on the 86th floor then paid a bit extra and went up to the newly opened 102nd floor where the views were awesome.

We hit the shops in the afternoon then headed to Yankee stadium for a ball game in the evening. The Yankees lost to the Red Sox 14-3. By the end we were the only people left with all the Red Sox fans!

Day Six: We headed to the Museum of Natural history where we only intended spending a few hours. Finally left at about 4pm! It was such a awesome museum where we saw a great Charles Darwin exhibition.

We walked through Central Park to Fifth Ave where we did some window shopping (we couldn't afford anything). Headed back to the hotel to prepare for an early morning.

Day Seven: As you can see, we made it on to Good Morning America on the Thursday morning!
We left the hotel at 5:30am to head down to the studio in Time Square. Not only did we get our big heads on tv during the 8am weather segment, Robyn Roberts hosted a segment right in front of us at 8:30am! It must have been our "Happy Mother's Day Australia" and "G'day Australia" signs that we had made the night before!

Afterwards, we checked out Time Square before heading down to pick up our theatre tickets for a Broadway show that evening. We saw "Rent" which was fantastic!!

Day Eight: Bought some souveniers in Time Square and had our last lunch with Simone and Tim before they headed off to Rome.

We finally hopped on a plane to head back to Albuqueruque 1 1/2 hours late and missed our connection flight. Ended up staying in Dallas over night.

So, that's it. It went soooo fast but we had an absolutely fantastic time! Only 5 weeks til our next trip!

P.S. Knitting content coming soon.


  • At 6:35 PM, Blogger Jenny said…

    looks like a fantastic trip!

  • At 6:01 AM, Blogger TLR said…

    ... ah the memories !!

    I think I can still taste the Pizza at Lombardi's. (The official best pizza of the trip)

  • At 7:18 AM, Blogger VaMEad said…

    Massive place, just the one city, pictured.Found you on
    as I am at


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