Thankful Thursday: NYC Edition

First things first, the ever-so-sweet Katie Elizabeth asked me to join in on her Thankful Thursday link-up, so today I am recapping the NYC portion of our trip and talking about some of the things about the trip that I am most thankful for!

  • When we left off yesterday, I was leaving Boston and heading for my other love, NYC. 
  • We took the train which, as it turns out, is an awesome form of transportation and not anxiety-inducing whatsoever (a big deal for me).
  • Straight off the train we headed to Hell's Kitchen because we had tickets to see that day's taping of The Daily Show!!! It involved standing in line for over an hour to actually get physical tickets, and then another hour or more to get in to the studio (we walked to Columbus Circle/Central Park in between), but it was worth it! The show was hilarious and it was super fun seeing it live.
  • When we got out of the taping we went to Chelsea Market for dinner and dessert. Ben and I shared the greatest cupcake of all time.

  • Next we went over to Brooklyn for a little bit to see a family friend. He owns a dinner movie theater in Williamsburg with a bar/lounge in front, so he showed us around the theater a bit and then we enjoyed some beverages before calling it a night!
  • Thankful for: family to enjoy fun things with, delicious food, and the subway system in NYC
  • Ben and I headed uptown so I could go for a run in Central Park! I only ran 3 miles and my pace was abysmal due to stopping to take pictures or walk up stairs, but it was so fun. And my leg really didn't hurt a lot, so that was nice too.
  • After my run we went to lunch at yet another Chinese place and then walked the High Line from beginning to end. 
  • Vicki and Paul had plans for the evening so we split up and Ben and I went to the 9/11 Memorial. I have to say, I don't get emotional a lot, but I felt instantly overwhelmed upon walking up to the first pool and see the names engraved there. It was very heavy and somber, but I'm glad we went. 
  • Next we walked over to Wall Street and saw the New York Stock Exchange before heading back to the hotel to regroup. We were exhausted! We walked to a pizza place around the corner from our hotel for dinner, and then went back to the room and watched the finale of True Detective. 
  • Thankful for: life, health, and hotel HBO. 
And that's where things wrap up! We had planned to go back to Boston yesterday to spend one more day there and catch a flight home on Thursday morning, but the weather looked like it wasn't going to cooperate, and we took the train home from NYC instead. I already can't wait to go back!

Today I'm thankful for: seeing my sweet furbabies again after 5 days away and the desperately-needed cut and color I am getting tonight (inspired by my ratty-looking hair in these vacation photos).


  1. How awesome is this! Those pictures of Central Park are beautiful!

  2. Nothing like getting home to your furbabies :)
    I have always wanted to go to New York... sounds so much fun!
    That cupcake!!! Awesome & funny at the same time :)

  3. I've never ridden a train before! I love coming home to my poochie pie's! They always welcome me the best!

  4. Your trip sounds like it was amazing! I've only been to Boston and NYC once and I loved them both! I'm hoping to go this summer for a weekend!! Glad you had a great time!

  5. Loved your version of Thankful Thursday :) Sounds like it was the perfect trip! We went to the 9/11 memorial a couple of years ago and it was amazing - hard to put into words. And what did you think of the True Detective finale?! I'm so sad it's over - such a good show!

  6. I loved this post! NYC is one of my favorite places to visit-- I definitely want to attend a taping of a show sometime-- that would be so fun!

  7. I've never visited NYC but really hope to one day! I loved reading about your visit. Thanks for linking up with us!

  8. I live right by Central Park so I love running the loop there!

    And even though I live in NYC, I've yet to go to the Daily Show. So jealous!

    Looks like an awesome trip! :)


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