Our first FULL DAY in New York City!! Because it's St. Patrick's Day, there will be five parades going up 5th Avenue -- with 2 million spectators. So, I have planned our day to head AWAY from the hoards of green beer drinkers...
|Lilly is up and ready to go!!|
|Can you see the #1? Two eggs, with potatoes, toast, juice, coffee, and you meat of choice -- for only $8.69|
|We had a beautiful table, right in the front window. See the police cars outside? Three tables of policemen were eating at this diner. SO IT MUST BE GOOD.|
|Oh, yes. AMAZING. And breakfast is Lilly's favorite meal of the day. WE ARE SO HAPPY...|
It will be an easy walk, with lots to see along the way!!
|We stopped in a trim store...|
|But Lilly and I are both excited about seeing Mood Fabrics. She watched every episode of Project Runway Junior this winter...|
|And, mostly, she is looking forward to meeting Swatch, the Mood dog.|
|THERE HE IS!! In all his St. Patrick's Day glory.|
|Lilly was delighted.|
|We looked around, and took some pictures.|
|But I knew I didn't want to carry a totebag full of fabric all over New York City for the rest of the day.|
|So, after an hour -- we went outside, and walked down to Herald Square. Every year, Lilly watches the Thanksgiving Day Parade with me. Next year, she'll remember our visit...on this day...|
|And of course we had to go into Macy's. (from the Miracle on 34th Street).|
|Lilly is loving all her escalator rides. This is the oldest working escalator in America. (1908?)|
|Lilly's first New York City subway ride.|
|She loved standing up, and hanging onto the pole.|
The Ferry runs 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week. I think it is amazing. They have five boats, making 109 daily trips, transporting 70,000 passengers daily.
Well done, New York City!!
|When you leave the dock, you get that iconic view of New York Harbor.|
|And a few minutes later -- you get a GREAT view as we pass the Statue of Liberty|
|On our return trip...I asked a German tourist to take a picture of me and Lilly, standing in the front of the boat. Life just doesn't get any better than this!!|