Friday, June 4, 2010

last day

We were hurting a little the morning of our last day in New York. I had one too many glasses of wine, and Joey mixed beer and scotch. Enough said. :) We decided to go ahead and check out of the hotel early and have them hold our bags. The shuttle to the airport wasn't picking us up until 2, so we wanted to spend one last time exploring the city.

Our first stop: breakfast and COFFEE. I did a quick Google search and found Sarabeth's, which is just across the street from Central Park. We didn't request an outside table, but we got one anyway. It was nice to just relax, sip our coffee, and watch people walk in and out of the park.

After breakfast, we crossed into the park and took some pictures at the entrance. We briefly contemplating walking up to The Dakota, but we decided our feet had enough. So we hailed a cab up to the entrance of the building where John Lennon was killed. For as many times as I've been to New York, this was the first time I had been to The Dakota. I was amazed by how many people were out front taking pictures.

We walked across the street back into Central Park to look at Strawberry Fields--a memorial to John Lennon. Again, I was just amazed at the number of people who were there.

For the next hour or so, we took a leisurely walk through the park. It was a beautiful day and a great way to spend unwinding from our crazy trip.

We walked up 5th Avenue one last time on the way back to the hotel. We made it to the airport a little early, and ended up sitting on the runway for nearly two hours, but nothing could have ruined what was truly an awesome vacation. Now that we know Joey loves New York, we'll be back soon to tour the museums and see a few shows. He kept saying over and over again, "I can't believe how NICE New Yorkers are." (I tried to tell him. He just didn't want to listen!)

At the end we were exhausted, but neither of us really wanted to leave. For me, leaving meant coming back to reality. The reality being that this was it: we were now facing IVF.

22 comments:

Kim said...

You took the best pictures and appeared to have such a great trip! I am a native NEw Yorker but not from the city and everyone says we are rude...I agree with you and Joey, we are not. ;)

I know you prefer not to be starring IVF in the face, but keep your eye on the prize and know that you have a ton of support along the way. We will be here every step of the way. xoxoxoxoxox

The Baby Race said...

Your NYC vacation looked like so much fun!!! Glad you and Joey had such a good time!

And while IVF is scary and invasive, just think at how much better its success rate is than IUI. like a million times better. This could be it!!!!

Ashley said...

I am so glad you had an awesome vacation. I love the pictures and you look great. I want to go to NYC!!!

About IVF--you can do this!!! You have been through so much already that this will be a piece of cake and hopefully SO WORTH IT for you guys. Best wishes!!!

Leslie said...

I am so glad you had a fantastic trip. Thank you for sharing the pictures.

I am sorry that you are facing IVF. For me, it was not nearly as overwhelming as I thought it would be. I hope IVF is the key to your miracle!!

Jen said...

thanks for sharing pics from your trip. It really makes me want to go there. I've only been once, and it was in Jr high with my family. Time for another trip!

Rebecca said...

The trip sounds SO awesome. I'm so glad y'all had such a good time!

We're here with you every step of the way through IVF. ((hugs))

2catdaughters said...

What a great way to end your vacation! I love the dress you're wearing, by the way. You and Joey are THE cutest couple.

I'm sorry you had to come back home and deal with the idea of IVF. It's so overwhelming and ridiculously expensive but I know you can do it. Like Rebecca said, we're all here for you. *hugs*

A said...

I love all your pictures :) Maybe you should be a vacation planner on the side- you guys saw/did so much! Praying for you as you face IVF (HUG)

Secret Sloper said...

Of course we're nice, we live in the greatest city in the world! And we love showing off how much we know about it, so we're always happy to give directions.

Sarabeth's has the best bloody marys. They have, like, entire produce sections contained within them.

Let me know the next time you are back in the city!

And I'm so glad you got some nice relaxation in before starting teh ivf process. I have faith that this will lead to your baby.

Basic Girl said...

Such an amazing trip, I'm just so impressed with how much ground you covered in a few days!!! And I know coming home to reality is never fun after such a great trip. But we're all here rooting you on as you begin down the IVF road. You are such a strong girl so I know you will rock IVF!!!

someday-soon said...

Looks like you had a wonderful vacation, so happy to see it! Thanks for sharing all your great pics...love that dress =)

Maureen said...

I love the recap of your trip. Great pictures and it sounds like you had lots of well deserved fun!

PS- Love your wavy hair. Super cute!

jensays said...

you look just like Amy Adams in these pictures. I really would have thought it was her in that last one.

Kaitlin said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time. And you sure deserved it. I love all the pictures! :)

Hayley said...

Looks like you and Joey had a marvelous time! I looove your hair wavy/curly like that! I can't wait to see you in a few weeks! Love you.

Arlyne said...

I love that you guys had a great time & I can't wait for you to come back so we can meet up next time when things aren't so crazy for me!

xo

Dawn said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip. I loved seeing all of your pictures!

Kandid Kelli said...

Sounds like you had a lovely trip.

Have I mentioned how cute your dresses are? LoL

xo
-K

JC said...

Ok, I have to tell you, I LOVE this dress you are wearing in the pics!! It's super cute!!! You guys look great and I'm glad you had such an awesome trip =).

Ashley said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip!

Waiting Lisa said...

I would love to go to Strawberry Fields and The Dakota.

Very cool.

Katie said...

Just now catching up....your trip sounds AMAZING!! I cannot believe you did all that walking. Although, now I look back on my trip to NYC a few years ago and realize I must have missed a lot by taking cabs and the subway.