Thursday, July 26, 2012

empire state of mind

Because that song isn't over used or anything when talking about the Big Apple... 

BUT y'all my sister was here this past weekend and not only was it her first time visiting BUT it was her first time flying too!! And she made it alive in one piece and didn't even miss her connection! We had so much fun! jam packed a lot of stuff in three days! Since it was SO jam packed and included TONS of walking... like 10 miles on Thursday and another 10 miles (including a 5k) on Saturday you're just going to have to enjoy the photographias.... because there are a lot of them!


A weekend full of firsts! First plane ride, first train ride to head into the city for the first time!


Sister's together.. first we headed over to the NBC store...


We visited St. Patricks Cathedral - we were going to light a candle for Avery but we weren't sure if that was sacrilegious since we're not catholic... But its the thought that counts right!?


we saw a man in a skirt while waiting in line to go to the top of the Rockefeller Center


we went to the Top of the Roc.. which I thought was just as cool as the Empire State building.. and you get better views of central park - it was SUPER cloudy though


We walked around Central Park in the rain... hellllooo pale New Yorker


we went to the Museum of Natural History - which I'm glad we didn't pay more than $5 to get in.. it was cool but so not as cool as it was in Night at the Museum... 

but we did see...


some dude that we think was in an 80's hair band cover... or he just likes big hair, tight jeans and eye liner...

Then I took the sister to Times Square for the "real" New York experience..


where we saw a dancing drag queen...

After all that we were starving - and don't worry I took the sister to John's - our favorite pizza place in the city. But I have no pictures of this because I ate it too fast...

On Friday we went to Woodbury Commons in high hopes of shopping til we dropped but it was pouring rain so we ran from one store til the next until we decided it so wasn't worth it!


rain rain go away...

Then we sat in three hours of traffic coming home from LaGuardia where we picked up one of the hub's friends who was also visiting...

And we got to celebrate some very special little people's very first birthday!


happy birthday Libby and Laney!!!

Saturday morning the sis and I woke up bright and early to drive into the city to run the Miles for Hope 5k in Riverside Park. It was an absolutely beautiful day! After the rainy weather the past 3 days we couldn't have asked for more sunshine


We finished right at 34 minutes - which for not running a consecutive 3 miles in over a month - I'd say we did pretty good! I think I just might be getting back into a love/love relationship with running after this long love/hate relationship we've had going on.. 

Ater the 5k we met up with one of the sister's very best friends that we used to live right down the street from growing up - we ate brunch and explored Central Park a little more and had a fabulous time people watching. If NYC is good for absolutely nothing else - it provides some of the best people watching venues hands down. you really do see it all...

I had a great weekend and was so happy to see one of my peoples - since I probably won't be seeing any of my people again until 2013... it was nice to get that small taste of home! 

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