Thursday, June 11, 2009

i heart ny too!

ry and i were lucky enough to escape for a few days last week and bask in the glory of new york. it really is one of my favorite places. we are super grateful for our wonderful friends, the stokes, for putting up with us for a few days. we always love hanging out with them!! this new york trip was more about the food than the touristy thing. it was so much fun!

Our Itinerary

Day 1
1. walk from times square to chinatown...a whopping 3.5 miles. on the way, check out koreatown, greenwich village and soho.

2. walk up canal st. and get attacked by the chinese people saying "purse, handbag, chanel, gucci, coach"

3. find a restaurant and eat something weird. how about actually wasn't that bad.

4. ride the subway back up to times square and wait in line for 1 hr for discount broadway show tickets.

5. find a very yummy, expensive chocolate store (la maison du chocolat) and be in heaven.

6. eat at John's Pizzeria!!! (our fave)

7. go to our discounted broadway show Rock of Ages and laugh our butts off!
Day 2
1. eat poutine and belgian fries and a million yummy dipping sauces at Pommes Frites in East Village and fall in love.
2. follow up with dessert at my california discovery, Pinkberry, and watch all the strangely dressed hippie-like people out the window. oh it was heaven!!!
3. go back to chinatown and watch all the weird people walking around including this man with a live florescent orange rat on his shoulder. weird!
4. follow the chinese ladies saying "purse, handbag, chanel, gucci, coach" into secret back rooms and vans and haggle for rip-off designer purses until your adrenaline is higher than it should be. {now this was fun!}

5. buy a coach purse for almost half what they were asking. success!

6. ride the subway back to times square and show off our new bags. *Lindsey-I need the pic of us with our new purses!!!*7. introduce the stokes to the beauty of John's pizzeria.

8. take a group shot in times square
9. go back to the stokes' and eat ice cream, watch valkyrie and sleep!

Day 3
1. eat breakfast at sarabeth's (yummy). eat so much that it's uncomfortable to walk.

2. take a stroll through central park, cuddle on a big hard rock and love life!
3. go back to la maison du chocolat and devour the creamy ganache goodness.

4. ride the train back to the stokes' and take a much needed recovery nap.

5. hang out with the stokes'. (why don't we have more pics with you guys???)

i have to can't get much better than this!
can it?


Poulsen Family said...

Oh, how I wish I could take a second trip to NYC. You guys are living the life!

~Wyatt~Brittney~Brecken~ said...

HOW FUN!So you need to tell me all about the world tour, and Ryan getting suspended!

Rick and Jenny Runyan said...

How fun! That it definitely the way to do NY-the food! Although I've never been, but your posts always make me want to visit....looks like yummy goodness, unique people to watch, and fun things to do all over the place!

Eric and Hilary said...

sounds like so much fun! man i need to get my butt to nyc!

hdawgy said...

That looks like a way fun trip! I have to tell you that me and Clifford are probly goon to new York in July for graduation! We might have to use your same itenerary! Haha