Sunday, December 28, 2014

City Sidewalks, Busy Sidewalks

Our Christmas trip to NYC was fantastic partially because the city was electrically charged with Christmas, but also because of all we were able to do in our short trip.  We ice skated, went to Macy's at Herald Square, the 911 Museum and Memorial, Rockefeller Center, window shopped on 5th Avenue, saw the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall and The Nutcracker at Lincoln Center! Whew. Oh... and just for Mom, we went to mass at Saint Patrick's Cathedral.  I was reminded several times that we aren't Catholic.  I went, not for mass, though it was a beautiful service, but to hear the organ there.  It was worth standing in line for 30 minutes to get in the door.  I think that it is a wonderful problem for any house of worship to have: not enough seats! The organ music was beautiful... for me hearing it was a highlight of the trip!

The five of us at Radio City Music Hall.  We had seen The Rockettes in Atlanta and loved them, but we were left spell bound by the show in New York!

We walked to Lincoln Center for the ballet.  We were very early, so we stopped at a craft festival that was held just outside Central Park at Columbus Circle.  We had a great time checking out all the potential Christmas gifts, but left with... nothing!  We hoofed it over to David Koch Theater for The Nutcracker.  Afterwards, we dashed down the stairs to get ahead of the crowd to eat at P.J. Clarke's - right across from the Lincoln Center.  This was the only night that we didn't have reservations for dinner and we waited just 5 minutes for what would end up being the guys' favorite meal of the trip.

Located across the street from Lincoln Center, New York City’s cultural mecca, P.J. Clarke’s Lincoln Square is a hub for stage performers and theatergoers alike.

After all that, if we look tired and "punchy"... it's because we were!

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