Sunday, February 26, 2012

Playing Tourist

View from the Top of the Rock
My second cousin, Candace, came to visit New York last week. She had not been to NYC before and wanted to see some iconic NYC sights. Usually I'd point people toward the train station and say "have fun," when visitors want to go to Times Square. This time though, I put together a NYC sights on a budget itinerary that we both enjoyed immensely. Candace and her room mate Grace arrived Friday evening and left on Sunday. Wvery minute in between was well spent. Including the Saturday afternoon power nap. We saw two proposals, a Cohen brothers movie being filmed, street performers, subway rats, tourists, bums, hipsters, ate dumplings and bagels, visited mid town, chinatown, the seaport, WTC memorial, Grand Central and the tippy Top of the Rock. And we made lasagna. In less than 48 hours.

Dim Sum at Nom Wah Tea Parlor was the highlight of Friday night.
Either that, or the serenade --> proposal that we say at
Times Square. 

Capturing the view from the (almost) Top of the Rock

Candace and Grace getting oriented at the
Top of the Rock

Grand Central Station.
Best ceiling in the city. 

The World Trade Center Memorial on Sunday morning was a somber and wonderful experience.
Candace's visit was the perfect excuse to play tourist for a weekend. I saw things that I had yet to see and showed of some of my old favorites. Twas lovely :)

The only things we missed? A New York slice of pizza and Central Park. Gotta save something for next time, though.

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