Sunday, September 18, 2011

Our Day Trip to NYC

Hubs has wanted to take a day trip to NYC for a while. I am from the city so it isn't anything new to me, but it is to hubby, so I took the day off on Friday, to make a day out of it. Yes, hubs has gone with me numerous time but it has never been to sight see. We always have to do something, go somewhere specific, so it was due time.

We have always driven into the city but this time around we decided to take the China bus. Yes, it is called the China bus. It is $35 round trip for one person. So much cheaper than the gas and tolls we would have had to pay and we wouldn't have to worry about driving in the traffic {which would eat into our time} or finding parking. Both not fun and waste of time.

Here is a picture of me on the China bus. Hubs refused to get in the picture. Because I didn't want to seem like the crazy wife who makes her husband take pictures of them on the China bus, I decided not to press the issue but I made sure to make him feel bad about it after. ;)

Don't let this smile fool you, I am a force to be reckoned with.


I also wanted hubby to get on the subway but he flat out refused. Something to do with the rats on the train tracks. Whatever, such a rumor ;). I'll make him next time and will be sure to document it with pictures.

Our bus dropped us off at 34th Street so that is basically the area we walked around. Much to be seen there and it was fun to be a tourist actually. I use to be so annoyed growing up with tourists but now I have a sweet appreciation for them.

The first thing hubs wanted to do was see the Empire State Building. He didn't want to go inside, just see it. Strange, but that is what he wanted, so that is what we did.



Then we walked around and took in the sights.






This nice gentleman offered to take our picture so I handed him our camera. I was not worried that he would run off with the camera at all. For a slight second, I panicked because I wouldn't be able to blog about this day if he did run off, but then it quickly disappeared because I knew it meant I would be able to get a brand new camera with no questions. Win, win. Sadly, he did not run off.


I've never claimed to be ultra-cool. I'm lame. Besides hubs wanted to see the Statue of Liberty and we couldn't do it so I found him the next best thing. Best Wifey Award. I know.


More sight seeing.










I would never get tired of looking at the tall buildings


Hubby works for Target so I had to take this picture.






We both needed a bathroom break so we went to the Toys R Us on 42nd Street because of course they had to have bathrooms in there. It was like a mini Disneyland with rides and all.


They also had a Haagen-Dazs so of course I had to get ice cream. Chocolate ice cream, oreo cookies, whipped cream and hot fudge = heaven on earth!





If you are wondering about hubs facial hair, you are very observant. Every fall season of rugby, Sean's team does this weird facial thing. They grow it out and then shaved their chins. I don't even say anything anymore.


After the sight seeing we met up with Jihae for some food and some drinks.



Picture taken on the bus as we left the city.


NYC, we will be back soon. Hubs didn't even see a 1/4 of the things you have to offer.

24 comments:

Sinful Sundays said...

Love NY! I lived there for 3 years before moving here to DC last year. You are a G! Walking around in fierce heels---can I be like you?!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Awww...i love that you indulged the hubby in sightseeing of NYC! that city is just the best place to be! love the pictures. i haven't been in years! need to take a trip there soon..im inspired now! love your outfit too!

CeCe said...

Looks like it was a gorgeous day in NY. Cute outfit you had on, too :) I'd love to visit NY as an adult. Havent been since I was like 12!

Team Jacob said...

You are lovely! Two weekends ago we dropped the sister of a friend to GoTo bus,I will never be the same lol Will have to take a trip to NYC soon

Team Jacob said...

Forgot to say I came across your blog via Integrated Memoirs :-)

Nancy said...

I love this! Looks like sooo much to see. I have never been to NYC, but it is a dream of mine & when I do go, I must meet you :)
Glad you & hubby had a great day. Love this post!

MellyB said...

You are soo ultra cool Faith. Only the coolest of them can pose next to the mini Lady after growing up in the city. It's like a double negative or something. I think.

Nini said...

What a fun day trip!! I love Toys R Us and FAO Schwatrz I always find myself in there despite the fact that I have no kids and must look weird as the only adult without a kid ooohing and aaahing at everything. Glad you had fun!

Kathy C. said...

What a nice spontaneous trip! I haven't been to NYC since the summer before 9/11. Crazy I know. Matt has never been...so hopefully soon I can take him to enjoy too. :)

MsB.Plan said...

I miss NYC now. The pictures are very nice and yes you look great. I WANT TO GO TO NEW YORK!!! :).

Frugalista said...

what a fun day trip together. I LOVE NYC. I would love to go back with hubby.

Tami-scramble said...

I laughed my way through this post. Your commentary? Hysterical. And I agree- you are totally a force to be reckoned with! :)

I love NY City so much. My dad grew up there, my sister lived there for a bit, and I've been going since I was little. Adam and I are also big Broadway Show junkies (though he will never admit that) so we try to go as frequently as possible. Of course, now that we are on the west coast- it's a little harder. I will live vicariously through you m'dear.

Marie said...

the pictures are awesome! And it looks like a great day - I've never been to NYC, would LOVE to go though!

ms.composure said...

aw you 2 are sooo cute! and i LOVE NYC! i make 2 trips every year!

Carolyn said...

I wanna go to NYC!! :)

Monique said...

It was certainly a beautiful day on Friday. So great you got out to the city look like you had fun that handle bar mustache is hilarious.

Monique said...

p.s. i love how laid back you are about the mustache...it's fun

Megan said...

I love this post because I've never beeeeeeeen! I feel like I was there! Haha. You are adorable!

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Oooooh! Looks like a wonderful day! Your Statue of Liberty was definitely "the next best thing"! Haha! I can't wait to travel back to NYC someday! Thanks for sharing the pics!

Married...with a Pup said...

So fun!! I have never been to NYC...but I will eventually get there!

Tiffany said...

So super jealous! I miss living up north!

Tenecia said...

Please send the skirt you are wearing in the pictures to Tucson IMMEDIATELY!!!

Thanks :)

T.

Nic A said...

Love Love Love your outfit! But how the heck did you walk around in those shoes? Crazy girl! What the heck is the China Bus and where do you get on it? I am going to see Alana in October and was going to take the Mega Bus from Renns. Train Station. but I feel like the China Bus might be a better deal...

rebecca said...

looks like you caught the highlights! awesome.