I have never been a fan of New York City. I have only gone twice before in my life. The first time I had a stroller and two little kids to corral. We saw the statute and rode the bus and saw all the other sights. It was a nice trip, but stressful herding the children in the right direction and not really knowing the city. The second time I went was about 8 years after the first. I went with my sister....and our two babies. We had a good time, saw the statue and rode the bus and saw the other sights. The kids were really good. This time we were able to get off and walk through Times Square. It was fun to be on the streets and see the people and the lights from that level. It was a nice trip, but a little stressful with the babies and not really knowing what to do. This last week I went to NYC for the third time. We went without babies. This time, I loved New York.
I felt the vibe and was excited to be there. We got to stop by at little boutiques. We went to a great hole in the wall Chinese food place, went in Sax 5th Avenue and touched the expensive clothes, we visited the American Doll shop, had the best cookie ever, saw Rockefeller square and all the lights and to top it all off went to the Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular.We had a GREAT time. The Spectacular was exactly that - fireworks, flying people, confetti, 3-D, dancing, singing, video affects. We were really impressed. And walking the streets without children, having the freedom to go into any store we wanted, that was bliss. Now I can say I LOVE New York and can't wait to go back - but grown ups only please.