This last weekend we went on the quickest little getaway to New York City. Last week was pretty much nuts, so we figured why not tack an exciting trip on the end and finish it with a bang? (I had Young Women's In Excellence on Wednesday, Disney On Ice on Thursday, Dylan and Logan Birthday Party Friday, I ran a half marathon Saturday morning, BYU Football game for Jordan and Reagan Saturday afternoon and then a Red Eye flight to NYC followed by two fast and fun filled days in the city.)
We crammed many, many things into our almost two days there. We were able to do lots of things I had never done. (It drives me nuts when we end up doing the same things every time we're there.) The red eye flight after running a half marathon wasn't the smartest idea ever, but the half marathon was in the works long before the trip was so we made due with what we could. It was a great little trip, if you're interested, there are more details below the photos.
We got to the city at about 7:30 on Sunday, so we headed to the hotel (but unfortunately couldn't get into our rooms until 1!) to drop off our bags and then we headed to church. The sweet little kids of the Morning Side Heights Ward were having their primary program so it was an awesome Sunday to be in attendance. After going to church we headed back to the hotel to change and then went straight to Shake Shack to get one of the world's best concretes, The Great White Way. After a little bite to eat we headed to the Highline, with a quick stop at B&H photo, which was NUTS. The Highline was neat, but really crowded since it was the weekend. We got off at the Chelsea Market and got some food and checked out the shops. After the Chelsea Market we headed back to the hotel where many of us took a big long nap before the main event of the night, and the whole reason why we came to New York City in the first place, a movie premiere!
My dad and my brother were in a movie and the premiere was this weekend in NYC! It is a documentary about the search for Forrest Fenn's treasure, called The Lure. It premiered at a Documentary Film Festival and played at a theater in Chelsea. The movie was really great. We all loved it. I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but I really enjoyed it. After the movie we celebrated with the most epic milkshakes from Black Tap, which just so happened to be only a few blocks away.
The next morning we woke up early to go to the Today Show, with some birthday posters we had brought with us. After the Today Show I finally got to try the magical Banana Pudding from Magnolia Bakery. I have tried to get this Banana Pudding for years, and I just have to say, it was worth the wait! It was delicious! We headed back to the hotel through Times Square on our way to the 9/11 Museum. Jordan's brother came up from school in Pennsylvania to spend the day with us and go through the museum.
The museum was incredible. It was very thought provoking and so well done. I really want to go back again. I felt like we rushed through it even though we were there for about 2.5 hours. We all went at our own pace and there were things that my mom saw that I missed, I felt like I had to rush through the last few areas. After the museum we grabbed some lunch and then a few of us went down to see Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange, and the Bull. Our trip was wrapping up so we swing by the Flatiron Building (and of course Shake Shack) and then up to one of my favorite Japanese Stationary stores across the street from Bryant Park before heading to the airport.