Friday, November 19, 2010

Last Day of Vacay

I can hardly believe we had been on vacation for so long by this point.  12 days is an amazingly long time, and to be honest, we were ready to head home.

Our last day in NYC started bright and early.  We worked out the details to go see The Early Show.  I know this will sound dorky, but bear with me.  Harry Smith, from The Early Show, graduated from Central College and spoke at my graduation.  It is on most mornings in our house as we get ready and I always joke about my good bud Harry Smith.  So, we figured why not go see it?  You always see people out on the plaza, we would be one of them.

What we didn't know, is that on that particular day, we were the ONLY ones of them.

Nice crowd huh?

It was barely drizzley but apparently that was all people needed to stay away.

For awhile we didn't know what was going to happen so we grabbed some breakfast and played....

and played...

and posed for fun because this is as close as we were getting to being on the show.  HAHA!

They asked us to wait until the were finished filming and then we could meet Harry Smith.  There was nothing else to do at 7:30 in the morning so we waited.

There was a 24 hour Apple Store at the plaza so we played there.

And we watched them come film outside. 

We jaunted across the street and took a gander at Central Park and decided to go back and walk through it after seeing the studio.  The studio was small.  We chatted with good ol' Harry Smith for a few minutes (where I may have told him that I wouldn't choose Central again if I had to do it over...Hey, he asked!?).  Then we went back to Central Park.

The park was so pretty!  Seriously picture perfect.

We were definitely able to enjoy some time playing which the girl especially loved.

After leaving the park we took the Subway down to Macy's because I wanted to go there before leaving NYC.  Here is the street the Thanksgiving Day Parade comes down.  Can't you imagine those big balloons floating between the buildings?

Inside Jim decided to write a letter to Santa for Charlotte this year...

It says "Please get me a bike and an easel.  Let my parents get through next year without going to the hospital.  Love, Charlotte"

She is clearly ammused!

We did a bit more of the bus tour but Charlotte was ABSOLUTELY not handling it.  We had just been cooped up far to much the last couple of days.  It was time for us to start heading back anyways.  Our last vacation picture on the Upper West Side.

We got back to Lacy's and got everything packed and ready to go.  We scheduled a car to take us to the airport and spent some more time visitng before it was time to go.  Before we knew it we were at the airport.

We had quite a late flight in but it was a direct flight which was awesome.  Charlotte pretty much watched take off the zonked out.  We got into Omaha just after 11:00pm and Deb picked us up.  We got to my Dad's and visited for just a few minutes before loading up the dogs and heading back to Des Moines.  Jim had to work the next day!  Yikes!! 

Overall we had a wonderful vacation.  Neither one of us can wait to head back to Rhode Island.  I have been a lot of places in this world, and it is hands down my favorite. 

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