So a week from tomorrow I'm heading to New York. I'll arrive there at 10:20 a.m. on Thursday morning, and Ozzy will join me the next day around dinner time. So basically I have two days to myself and need to figure out a rough itinerary. I'm really excited, but I'm a bit anxious too. I feel like I need a plan of sorts, especially since it's going to be so cold. I've already got some Cuddle Duds out to pack and wish I could wear one of those toboggan things that comes down over your face with holes for your eyes and mouth. From what I know, NYC seems a lot different than the other cities I've visited. It seems so much larger and complicated. I also don't know where I want to go, so right now I'm trying to figure that out and would welcome any input. It's funny how I've always wanted to visit NYC, but I didn't really have any specific places in mind. I just like to wonder around and absorb a place and the people who live there.
On Saturday Ozzy wants to visit Central Park, Ground Zero, and the Museum of Modern Art. On Sunday, I want to attend church at Redeemer Presbyterian and eat brunch somewhere delicious. From talking to Ella, I think I'd enjoy knocking around and shopping in Greenwich Village and the East Village. She's recommended Magnolia Bakery too. I'm definitely taking her up on that suggestion as City Search says the cupcakes "are slathered in an icing that's as pure an expression of sugar, butter, and vanilla as you're going to find." Oh, and our hotel serves warm chocolate chip cookies every night. I wish I could quit eating now to have extra room for all of the yummy food I want to try while in New York.
I've also thought it might be fun to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and have pizza. Or visit Grand Central Station. And I think I'll wait and buy a discounted ticket on Thursday to a Broadway show for that night since I'm not dead-set on seeing any particular show. I'm very open to ideas and suggestions of places to eat/visit, especially if you have any "must sees."
Is everyone else as glad as I am that it's almost Thursday? I guess the only downside to having such a wonderful weekend is that a work week pales in comparison:)