Monday, September 6, 2010

New York City: So from us.. goodnight

Well, here it is.. the final entry in Kara's Big Fat American Journey.

Over two months we have made our winding way across this great country.

Our last stop... NYC.

Our bus from Boston arrived right in time for rush hour - lovely. Thankfully, Nick's parents had treated us to two nights right in the centre of town on the corner of 52nd and 8th so it wasn't such a huge schlep from the bus stop.

The place was lovely, and expensive, friendly and very central to everything.

With only one day left in the Big Apple we planned to take on everything we'd missed the first time round.

First stop, last minute souvenir shopping - the tackier the better.

Next, to the icon of icons the Empire State Building.

Because of all the skyscrapers in the city you can hardly spot the ESB in close quarters.

With our CityPasses we skip most of the queues and in no time we're whizzing up the giant tower. The inside is just as beautiful as out - there was even a real life 'King-Kong' (read: guy in cool gorilla costume) posing for pictures.

For once I took up the offer of the free audio guide and it paid off as an old dude with the best Noo Yourk accent ever gave a great overview of the city sights.

With the temperature rising on what was set to be a scorching day we escaped the midday sun in a near by pizza joint - cheap and cheerful.

Heading uptown we took a walk around the man-lake in Central Park.

It's remarkable just how quiet a park in the middle of a buzzing city can be. The park is huge and we only managed to see a fraction of the greenery.

Back downtown I still hadn't seen the famous 30 Rock statue - you know, the one that opens the show - I can hear the music now!

A few photos later I noticed a crowded gathering around the NBC store. Filming was going on.... could it be... is it she?  YES! It was the awesomeness herself - TINA FEY!

OMG it's Liz Lemon! I made Nick take multiple photos on his super zoom - I love you Ms Lemon!

What other way to finish the perfect day than soak up the bright lights of Times Square one more time.

We gave into the easy option and had dinner at Olive Garden - complete with cocktails!

And that was that - two months have come to and end. Back to the hotel and off to bed, hopefully to get a good night sleep before our big flight to London.

More photos of our NYC adventure here

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