A day later than expected, but with just the right company, Stacee and I got on our flight to NYC.
I was so excited to be traveling with Stacee. I wasn't totally confident our plane would take off but, I was glad that whatever the day brought, at least I would have a friend with me. We were so excited when we got on the plane!
The New York skyline from the plane is amazing.
We landed and met up with Lindsey, Shea and Lydia at our hotel in Times Square. We walked around Times Square a little before heading back to the hotel to get ready for dinner.
We had dinner reservations at STK. It was delicious and a great meal to start our trip.
After dinner we went to one of my all time favorite NYC spots, Cafe Wha? I am pretty sure the girls were a little skeptical of it when we arrived and went underground but, by the end of the night they loved it as much as I do. The music is unbeatable and we just sang and danced and listened to the music all night long. It was a blast.
Sunday morning we got up and did a little walking around town on Park and 5th. We stopped at Rockefeller Center to see the ice rink and do some window shopping.
We ended our morning walk through Central Park. It was overcast but not rainy and not too cold, just the perfect morning.
We made our way to the boathouse and we decided to do the row boats since none of us had ever done it before. It was so fun. I loved my little row boat date with Lindsey and Stacee.
After the park, we headed back to the hotel to get ready for our matinee show. We had tickets to see "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder." We knew we would be so hungry if we didn't grab a snack before the show so we stopped for hot dogs on the street in our theatre attire.
The show was fantastic. It was hilarious and so entertaining. I would totally recommend it.
After the show, we went back to the hotel to help Lydia pack up for home. She had to take the train home to Virginia a day early. Then, the rest of us took a subway down to the financial district.
We had tickets to the One World Observatory tower. It was so cool to be up there at night and see all the lights of the city.
After that it was dinner at Sofia's in Little Italy. It was delicious and a relaxing dinner.
We ended our trip with a bit of a crazy adventure.
Lindsey had heard of this underground speakeasy called "Please Don't Tell."
It's very small and pretty impossible to get into.
You have to start calling at 3:00pm on the day you want to go and you keep calling until someone picks up.
We tried unsuccessfully to get in Saturday night. I think they called 42 times or something like that. Ross tried again for us on Sunday while we were at our matinee show and started calling around 2:45. He texted during the show and said we got in at 10:00pm.
You basically show up to this hot dog shop in the East Village and go inside.
It is a real hot dog shop and that's all you see from the outside.
Then you go inside this phone booth and pick up the red phone and dial '1.' This is basically the doorbell for Please Don't Tell.
Then the back of the phone booth opens up and you are inside the speakeasy. We sat down and had a drink and it was a great way to end our trip. I am so thankful for these girls and just a chance to get away and relax and enjoy each other. I look forward to lots of girl trips in the future!