Sunday, October 23, 2011

New York - travel diary part 2

So here is the remainder of my diary from the New York trip :)

Day 4 - We had an easy day planned today (I needed it!) so we headed down the end of our street to Central Park. The space is huge.
 It seemed to be a great place to catch up with a friend for a walk. We wandered around the Jackie Onassis Resourvier, Betheseda Fountain, the lake and The Boathouse. Stopping for cheesey shots along the way :) We then went to a deli to pick up a few pieces for lunch and I had a delicious slice of New York cheesecake. We had a quiet afternoon as we were both exhausted after the last few days. 

cheesey shots in Central Park :)

pretzel in the park, ugh too salty for me!

The Boathouse

Day 5 - Simon got up at 4am to go to a bar to watch the Wallabies game (they lost badly!), I stayed asleep :) Another day of wandering around, we saw a couple of movies including the new George Clooney movie The Decendents, which was showing at the Lincoln Centre's NY Film Festival. George Clooney was at the screening and did a little blurb onstage.We are heading home tomorrow and I must admit I am ready. I miss the boys and I feel like I have truly seen New York. 

George is 2nd from the right!

Day 6 - a sleep in, breakfast then head to the Airport. We're going home!

A delicious room service breakfast :)

Overall it was a wonderful time away with Simon,I truly saw everything I wanted to. We didn't do the usual tourist sites such as the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty etc as we had done them before on a previous trip. I also didn't really want to see Ground Zero as it felt a little morbid/eerie.

The shopping was cheap but I found myself not that interested except with fragile crockery and extremely heavy coffee table books! I was very sensible and really weighed up whether I needed them or not. Really strange of me! 

It was so great to fit in one last overseas holiday with Simon before the baby arrives. As I'm sure it will be a while before I'm back in New York again.

Have you been to New York? Where are your favourite spots?

Simone xx

all images my own


  1. looks like a wonderful trip! and what a welcome home, how perfect!

    xo em

  2. I am so jealous simone!! i cant wait to one day get to new york and do all the fab things you two have!! thankyou for sharing it all with us!!
    Laura xx

  3. wow great photos.....and what a cool trip, so glad you guys had fun....and i love that you all slept in the same bed, fun fun xx

  4. So lovely Simone. Your trip sounded like the perfect mix of relaxation and excitement, rolled into a nice, short stay. I don't blame you missing your boys like crazy or for keeping them close on your first night back... I'd do the same :o)
    Love that shot of you and hubby in Central Park, the autumn leaves all around, gorgeous! xo

  5. That first shot is great. The colours in the park are perfection. Yes it doesn't take long for it all to fade when you get home... real life, washing, cooking. Sounds like a wonderful trip. Would love to get there one day. A-M xx

  6. Wow, Simone, it looks like you had a wonderful time! Love the photo of Simon and yourself in Central Park :)

  7. Hi Simone,

    Once upon a time I wanted to go to New York to see the sights. Now I want to go to eat my way around town :) Love your holiday posts.

    Kel x


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