Monday, June 23, 2008

NYC Monday!

So today we woke up a little late and got ready!  About the time we were ready to head out it started raining, actually pouring! So it slowed us down a little, but we got on the tour bus eventually.  It takes a while to tour this enormous city, but now we know what we want to go back to see and where to find it!  Here are some pictures from our tour!

Here we are chilling on the bus, bugging foreigners to take a picture of us together!

The Soup Nazi character on Seinfeld is based on a real guy and this is his first location.  Apparently Seinfeld made him famous and he now has a few locations!

At rush hour it is amazing the number of people who cross all the streets.  Waves and waves of them!  This picture doesn't do the throngs justice!

Steve's envy!  Yeah right, he is so glad that he doesn't drive in this city.  Pretty sure it would give him a heart attack!

This is one of my favorite buildings in the city.  It is the Flat Iron Building, because the top of it looks like an old fashioned flat iron.  It is considered the first sky scraper built in New York.  It reminds me of the Brown Palace in Denver!  Very cool architecture!

We had dinner at John's Pizzeria on Bleeker St.  It was amazing!  Truly tasty New York pizza.  Then we just wandered around more!  That is very easy to do in this enormous city!  Do I keep saying that this city is enormous?  Because it is, and it is amazing!
After dinner we went to the Eiffel Tower for sunset.  Unfortunately the clouds were back by then and visibility wasn't its best.  Here are some pictures we took up there. 

This one was taken on the ground:), and that is one tall building!

Sunset from the top!  This picture does not do it justice at all.  The sun was gorgeous and red!

When I uploaded these I thought this was the Chrysler Building, but I think it is the Clock Tower on the right.  With their roofs lit up it makes for an awesome night shot!

Here is a picture of the top from the observation deck on the 86th floor.  Steve has a picture crush on the American Flag!

What a cute couple!  Ok, so here is the real scoop.  The top of the Empire State Building is wall to wall people, at least a lot of people.  Not the roomy and romantic setting you always see in movies!  It was really neat to see how truly huge the city of New York is!


Charise said...

How fun! I love traveling! I have never been to NYC yet! It looks like you guys had a great time! :)

Farnsworth Family said...

It looks like you two are having a blast...I am so jealous. Can't wait to hear about the rest of the trip!!!

Kristin said...

I'm impressed at the blogging you've already done! Maybe it will motivate me to do something to mine. It looks like you had a TON of fun, and it's making me want to go to NYC! Can't wait to see the rest of your posts about your awesome trip! So glad you guys got to go! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

nancy said...

What a great trip! I can't wait to hear more about it!

The Morris Fam said...

So many fun adventures and pictures! I've always wanted to go to NYC. What a great time you had!

Erin said...

Hey Janelle! I didn't realize you had a blog until I saw a comment you left on Julie's. Mind if I put a link on my blog?

See ya!