my two daughters, two granddaughters and i left early saturday morning to meet up with my daughter-in-law-to-be (yay!!!) and her mom in ny city for the purpose of bridal gown shopping in the tv famous "say yes to the dress" store ....kleinfeld!
her appointment was on sunday morning, so we spent saturday being tourists. after checking in at our hotel we met for lunch in east village with my new yorker cousin at veselka coffee shop. awesome ukrainian food! pierogi, borscht, kielbasa, and the best split pea soup i've ever had in my life.
the building across the street.
i am such a tourist. i spent most of my time looking up. i love seeing the amazing architecture of the buildings, old against new.
it was neat seeing this place. i have so much music from here.
and i don't know why people say new yorkers are unfriendly. this nice man stood on top of his building and waved to everybody.
we managed to get to battery park just in the nick of time at sunset to catch a glimpse of the statue of liberty.
the globe recovered from the destruction of the world trade center.
construction on the new memorial building.
as i stood there, i could not begin to fathom being in new york on that terrible day.
we ended our first day by going to time square. it was crowded enough for me just on a saturday night. i would definitely not want to be there on new year's eve. but it definitely was cool.
a time square fixture...the naked cowboy. i mean, really?
and with two young girls in our party, we had to check out 'toy's r us' with the full size ferris wheel in the middle of the store.
thus endeth day one. let's just say that i collapsed into bed that night and could not have moved had the building burned down around me. stay tuned for day two...the kleinfeld experience.