Girls' Trip to NY - Day 2

Monday, April 08, 2019
Our second day in NY was FULL!!! We left the apartment at 8AM and didn't return until 12:30AM the next day! Many miles were walked, many pictures were taken, and many memories were made! And we could not have asked for a more beautiful day either - the weather was spectacular!!!

We headed out and hit up Mountain Province Espresso Bar for caffeine and an amazing breakfast!
Emma's cocoa
NYC 2019 - Day 2

And my avocado toast - which was the absolute best thing ever!
NYC 2019 - Day 2
Because we were on a time schedule to make it across the Brooklyn Bridge and then to the seaport to catch our ride for the harbor cruise, we took an Uber to the beginning of the bride! Then walked the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan - it was amazing!!
NYC 2019 - Day 2
It was a little chilly still, so Emma once again layered my jacket over her own! LOL
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NYC 2019 - Day 2
Mother/Daughter Selfie!
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NYC 2019 - Day 2
Emma playing tourist!
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NYC 2019 - Day 2
NYC 2019 - Day 2
We made it across the bridge and then double timed it to the seaport...we actually thought we missed it, but made it running with like 5 minutes to spare! And I am soooo glad we made it - this was a great tour! We had a spectacular view of everything from the water.
NYC 2019 - Day 2
NYC 2019 - Day 2
NYC 2019 - Day 2
And I think we had the best view of the Statue of Liberty!
NYC 2019 - Day 2
NYC 2019 - Day 2
After the tour was over we were back on land and Emma had to have a giant NY pretzel from a street vendor...it was HUGE!
NYC 2019 - Day 2
And because the night before when she had been freezing and we couldn't find a vendor anywhere selling hats, of course, there was one right there...so we got a blingy, very touristy, blue NY hat!
NYC 2019 - Day 2
Next we headed up to the Financial District to see Ground Zero...the 9/11 Memorial. 
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It was very surreal to the say the least.
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And to see Freedom Tower standing over.
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After we left the memorial we headed to the Flatiron Building and for lunch at Eataly...and had to stop for some more great street art.
NYC 2019 - Day 2
We had reservations at 1:00, but even still had to wait a little while - this place is popular!!
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All decked out for Spring and pretty!
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The Flatiron building was one from my list! I just think it's such a cool building!
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Then we were off to Central Park for a ride around the entire park - all 800 acres! 
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Everyone was taking advantage of the amazing weather.
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We stopped to walk around Bethesda Fountain.
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And we saw the FRIENDS fountain...yes, I know this isn't "THE" fountain, but this was the fountain it was supposed to be! LOL
NYC 2019 - Day 2
Then we made a stop to see the Eldorado building.
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And the Bow Bridge.
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Next up - the Dakota Building. This is where John Lennon lived and was shot on the steps going into the building. Yoko still lives there.
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And the Strawberry Fields Memorial for Lennon.
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Trump Hotel
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And Emma got to see the playground from Jessie - though we couldn't get a good picture. Central Park was AMAZING! I could spend a whole day there. 
After the tour our buggy driver took us over to Rockefeller Plaza.
NYC 2019 - Day 2
NYC 2019 - Day 2
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We made a quick stop into St. Peter's Cathedral.
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It was so beautiful.
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The Lego store was next and then out to visit the ice rink.
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NYC 2019 - Day 2
After the rink we headed into FAO Schwarz! 
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Emma found what she wanted...but we couldn't bring this unicorn all the way back to Texas!
NYC 2019 - Day 2
NYC 2019 - Day 2
We had sunset tickets to go to The Top of The Rock and the view did not disappoint one bit! I think it was a better view than Empire AND we got to get a good look at Empire, too and Central Park and just all of NYC!
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Empire State Building at sunset.
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Ice Rink after sunset.
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We were all the way up there!
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Next we headed to Times Square - which was so bright it felt like day time again!
NYC 2019 - Day 2
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We had John's Pizza for dinner and then went to Junior's for cheesecake! WOW to both!
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And our very last stop before heading back to the apartment - the M&M Store! LOL
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Which did not disappoint and we found lots of fun stuff! Including M&M's!
NYC 2019 - Day 2