On Saturday I went to New York with our son and daughter-in-law and
the three kids. We took the bus–were there within two hours. So easy!
We arrived before ten o’clock in the morning (!) and so had plenty of time
to go to some sites and stores.
First was Saks Fifth Avenue. (Forgot there for a moment who the trip was
for!) First we went to the M & M Building of four floors on Broadway! You
were the only one not there. The place is marvelous–and only four of these
stores in the world! You want a yellow M & M? Here’s a 4 foot jar full of
them. You want your own name on your M & Ms? You can get it–hand
over $20 for a little bag of them though.
Then we went to Michael Kors Then we
went to Lego Land. Brings back good old memories of stepping on stray Legos in my
bare feet. Ouch!
Apparently everyone had left the M&M Building and come over to Lego Land . . . It
was pretty impressive. There were large models all built with Legos– the Statue of
Liberty, Rockefeller Center and a giant green dragon snaked through the whole first
floor—whew! how many Legos?
We were in a prime region of New York–the theater district–which includes
Times Square, Broadway, the theaters, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Radio
City Music Hall and Rockefeller Center.
Yes, this season’s Christmas tree was up—but heavily covered with scaffolding–wow-I
guess that’s how they put the ornaments on. So we sort of saw it.
We’ll go back in a
week or so to see it when it’s lighted.
And next, where else? but The Nintendo Store. That was one of my most memorable
moments when I saw a woman with a denim outfit and a fabulous red and white striped
silk scarf at her neck. Wonderful American-flag-faded red. I really wanted to take a
photo for you . . .but didn’t. Instead, here’s the inside of the Nintendo store:
Walking toward lunch, we saw this amusing street sculpture of red ornaments:
We had lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe–100% tourists, you see–and snapped a photo of the “guitar wall”. The children posed with guitars in front of it-cute-and the photos were brought to the table at lunch. (No children in my photos for this post though.)
And then, and then, we went to see The Lion King at the Minskoff Theatre!
What a show! What a day!
Two blocks to the bus, two hours until back home. Whew!