I got to also experience an American Diner ~ right across from our hotel. Many a breakfast/brunch/midnight snack were had here!!
The Disney Store, three floors of fabulousness....
Oh the candy section in Toys R Us.... jaw dropping....
Another day we met up with the wonderful and super fun Barbara Jacksier and her friend Chitsou in Chinatown for Dim Sum.
Jenn was kinda worried that she wouldn't know what each dish was. I kept reassuring her everything would be fine ~ and the first dish to come out was..??? Chicken Feet. Ummm.... no thanks.... Even our Chinese friend Chitsou wasn't a fan. They could have brought out anything else first, but it had to be the chicken feet! No, we didn't eat it.
But other than that, as they say, "when in Rome..." it was all delicious, whatever it was!
I am so honoured to own this beautiful rose painting, created especially for me. She also sent goodies for Leroy (who has promptly eaten them all already!). Thank you Jo!
No visit to Chinatown is complete without a stroll down Canal Street to see some very creative interpretations of designer bags etc. This day was such a buzz and a great way to experience another part of New York that we probably wouldn't have tried, without an ex-local (Barbara) and a current one (Chitsou). That's Barbara there on the right above. She has more photos of our adventures that day on her blog here.
We were driven out on Election Night to a trendy Downtown bar, by Barbara's friend Scott. The ultimate tour guide from New Jersey ~ along the way he made sure Jenn and I were able to see the Statue of Liberty, and the Brooklyn Bridge!
We got to see Rupa and the April Fishes perfom live that night. That's Rupa above, and Barbara's friend Chitsou on the left. They were really cool!!!
After the election result was announced we headed off to Union Square and I got this photo above, along with press photographers beside me. Ironic that this is the place we happened to see Fred Armisen walk past! It was like New Year's Eve in New York that night. I was so lucky to be there during any election at all, let alone a historic one.
And on our 2nd last night there, Jenn made sure I got to see my first Broadway show, and what a show it was, Wicked!!! I loved it of course. The costumes had me going ga-ga, and being in the third row, we got to see the incredible detail in them. Wow. Now I want to see it here in Melbourne so I can see it again!
Now, you might be wondering, where is Central Park?
Hope all my US friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Bye for now,