In December of 2007 we decided to take a five day trip to New York City. We wanted to be home for Christmas, but we wanted to experience New York during the holidays, and it did not disappoint. We wanted to experience some nostalgic NYC, so we stayed at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. One morning we took a very cold ferry ride to Ellis Island. The timing was great because there was a huge temporary exhibit about Sicily. I spent a lot of time at this exhibit and learned quite a bit about life in Sicily at the turn of the century. This was fascinating to me because my great grandfather came from Messina, Sicily during that period.
We spent one afternoon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Wow, we could spend days in there!
Of course, I had to have at least one cannoli each day. They are my favorite dessert, and I can't get them where I live. I introduced Marc to a hot pastrami sandwich at a Jewish Deli...he was in LOVE. It was so big that he couldn't eat the whole thing. He still whines about the part he couldn't finish.
We did a lot of shopping, and a lot more window shopping. There's nothing like the holiday windows in New York City! I took this picture of a little boy looking in a window. He just stood there for the longest time, mesmerized. It was so sweet, I just stood there watching him. It makes me think of how much fun I had with my boys at Christmas when they were little.
We also went to the 75th Anniversary Rockette's Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. It was quite fabulous!
We had good food, shopped till we dropped, and were home in time for Christmas with our family. It was a great trip!