Walked up to 80th and Broadway and got bagels at H&H. Courtney sat in the Dino the dinosaur...child's...thing that moves back and forth when you put a quarter in it (what are those things called anyway?)for old times' sake because she rode it every day for nearly 18 months straight. And we glanced at the old apartment and mom got very sentimental.
Walked from the west side over to Central Park and wandered through the park to 5th Ave. Had fun perusing FAO Schwartz and were grateful we didn't have all the money in the world so we didn't own every toy in the world. Fun to look and fun to leave. Walked down 5th Ave and enjoyed all the Christmas decorations. Shopped at Abercrombie (that store rattles my nerves and I'm pretty tolerant and not that old) and found some cute stuff at H&M.
Ice skated at Rockefeller Center and ate lunch on the 8th floor of Saks. Walked over to Times Square to check out shows -- bought tickets to Lion King.
Walked down to Macy's and now Courtney understands why I sighed when she asked if we could shop at Macy's. It's 8 stories tall and a full city block long and wide. The place is enormous and is as crowded as Disneyland in Summer. And I don't go to Disneyland in the summer. The up side is I didn't have to push a double-stroller and push my way onto an elevator on this trip! It was crowded but fun to be together and Courtney did find one cute sweater.
Shoved our way onto the uptown subway at rush hour and ended our DAY back at the hotel to rest for an hour before dinner and the show! The weather warmed up in the evening so we didn't need our longjohns or ski socks or umbrella (only actually rained on us for a few minutes as we walked through Central Park).
Ate Chinese at Ruby Foo's then took a taxi to Times Square. You'll never believe there was actually a Charmin Toilet Paper store where you could use the restroom and sample various Charmin brands of tp!! After sampling we went to The Lion King and ended up loving it even though we weren't sure we would. Finished off the night with a Sundae at Serendipity.
We love New York!