Two weeks ago today, my husband and I boarded a jet plane for New York City. I have ALWAYS wanted to go, but kind of thought it may not happen. Trips to a far away city like that cost money - plane tickets, hotels, taxis, restaurants, etc. But because of the kindness of my husband and our church family, this dream was realized! It was our big trip for our 25th wedding anniversary.
I'm still excited about it!!!!!
A few days before we left, I thought to myself that maybe, just maybe, I had blown this trip up too big in my mind. Could any trip live up to my very high expectations?
Yes! Yes, it could!
I believe we walked (and rode through) just about every place in NYC that you would want to see. We saw two Broadway shows (by the way, Aladdin was amazing!), ate gelato and pizza in Little Italy, walked around Rockefeller Center, strolled through Central Park, and so much more. I loved it from beginning to end and hope to return there one day.
I even looked into seeing some locations from a movie I particularly like - You've Got Mail starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.
Who does that?
Well, apparently quite a few people. If you look on the internet, there are "walking tours' of the locations where they shot the movie.
We found a couple of the places while walking near Central Park on the Upper West Side.
|This scene was at Zabars.
Inside Zabars, I half expected to see Meg Ryan pushing her cart around.
The other place we found that day was Cafe Lalo. If you are a fan of the movie, this is where Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) first discovers that Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) is the lady he has been emailing.
|Inside- where Meg Ryan waited at the table (on the right).
|Tom Hanks outside Cafe Lalo
We went inside (of course) and had dessert and coffee. It was so fun! I asked our waitress if other people come there because of the movie. She said it happens all the time.
I don't exactly know why that movie has captured me.I suppose it has to do with the chemistry between Hanks and Ryan and my love for New York. But every fall, we always sit down and watch that movie together.
We looked around for Riverside Park (last scene of the movie), but couldn't quite find it. There were other locations we could have went to, but finding these two took up one afternoon and we had other places we wanted to see.
But it was all magical.
Have you ever done a movie tour like that?
Have a great week!
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This trip couldn't be under the category of favorite things for under $10, but the movie itself costs about that. If you have never seen it, this is a great time of year to watch it!
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