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.