Tuesday, February 21, 2006

New York, New York

What an incredible weekend it was! Brenda and I really made the most of our brief trip to the Big Apple.
  • Toured the Empire State Building
  • Had great center orchestra seats for Rent
  • Ran a cross country 4K on Saturday in the Bronx
  • Toured Brooklyn and the Promenade in the Heights
  • Had good seats for a fantastic performance of Mamma Mia
  • Enjoyed Irish music and drinks at the Rosie O'Grady saloon
  • Toured the World Trade Center Site
  • Back to the Bronx for a second cross country 4K on Sunday
  • Explored Central Park and the waterfront areas
  • Had fantastic second row seats for Stomp
  • Walked the entire lower area of Manhattan
  • Danced on the giant piano at F.A.O. Schwarz

Despite the temperatures dropping down to 1 degree with wind chill, we had a great time in the city. We planned a bit of our trip in advance - the 4Ks and the shows - but the rest of our time was spent just walking through the streets. All and all, a great weekend vacation!

Brenda and I in Brooklyn, enjoying a beautiful sunset.

Van Courtland Park - Vanny - where the cross country events were held. In the background is the start of Cemetery Hill, which was tough to climb in the below-freezing weather.

The view of Manhattan from the Brooklyn Promenade.