This has been a long time coming. Sarah and I visited the Big Apple back in March. I told Sarah I'd go through and choose some (many) of the best photos we captured and post them on the blog for our families and friends. Well, I put in an hour or so in April and just completed the project last night.
We had a fantastic time on our which focused mainly on soaking in the essence of the city, taking in many of the famous sights and eating as much delicious food as we could possibly pack down. It was our first significant vacation without children since we had Carter and we realized we needed it; Sarah turned to me one evening and said, "Now I remember why I fell in love with you." We laughed, but there is some truth to that. We've gotten away for a night, maybe two, but this was a full-blown, official vacation together that didn't include being interrupted incessantly or having ice water spilled just as the food arrives at the restaurant table.
We stayed in Lowe Manhattan and thanks to Sarah, we were able to effectively use the subway system to get around the city. We never once took a cab, something that I realize after just having visited another unfamiliar city in St. Louis, is quite a feat. We used my phone to locate hot spots, restaurants, sights and places to just walk around or shop. Some of our favorite moments included our jog through Central Park, walking the streets of Brooklyn to find a famous chocolate shop, dining together in an authentic NYC deli after watching a Broadway play and simply experiencing that extraordinary city together. I speak for both of us when I say that New York City is everything we expected it would be and we can't wait to return someday.
Now, on to the photos and BEWARE, there are a lot!