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Made it back from New York City. Wow…what a great time! I’ll admit, I never had a strong desire to visit NYC. I’m more of a outdoors, national park kind of person…but I’d go back in a heartbeat! We flew into LaGuardia. The prices were better for us, but check both JFK and Newark when booking tickets. To get from the airport, we used Super Shuttle. So trying to find a budget… Read More

Oh, Times Square…tacky and overrated. But you’re in New York, so you have to do it. By the way, don’t go to Times Square (or all of NYC for that matter) and eat at a chain restaurant that you can visit at home. Seriously, you should have seen all the people packed in to the Times Square Olive Garden. But I digress! Actually, Times Square isn’t that bad if you can get… Read More

You have to do at least one high-rise experience when in New York City. The Empire State Building is, of course, the classic experience. However, the Top of the Rock, at Rockefeller Center is nice too–and you’re able to get shots on the iconic Empire State Building. Since we had the time, we opted to do both. Schedule one for daytime and one for nighttime. We did the Empire State Building during… Read More

Two landmarks were on my list for the NYC trip: the New York Public Library and Grand Central Terminal. Only located a couple of blocks apart off of 42nd Street, it’s just a short walk between these two famous sites. First up was the New York Public Library. Since I’m a librarian, this was a required visit for me! However, it’s important to note that NYPL has many branches. Here we are… Read More

Ready for my close-up? No, not really! One of the highlights of the trip to NYC was seeing a taping of David Letterman. He’s always been one of my faves. In fact, we share the same alma mater – Ball State – in Muncie, Indiana. I even stayed in his dorm my sophomore year of college. There’s a plaque dedicated to all of the “C” students in his honor! We were able… Read More

Leaving Central Park, we decided to continue our walking tour through Midtown Manhattan. Heading down 6th Avenue, we walked to Rockefeller Center and visited Radio City Music Hall, 30 Rock, and NBC’s Today show. After that, we headed down 5th Avenue, stopped at the New York Public Library, and then went east on 42nd Street to get to Times Square. After getting our fill of tacky tourist stuff, we headed up Broadway… Read More