Monday, July 30

NYC Day 4 | Relaxing & Sight Seeing

After our exciting Broadway night, we decided to take Sunday easy.  We didn't necessarily have to be anywhere at any certain time, but we wanted to stroll through Central Park, visit Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Station, the New York Public Library and the Museum of Natural History.

I loved Central Park and really would have enjoyed to spend a longer time there, but we made our way up to The Great Lawn and actually took a good 45 minute nap in the nice warm sun and cool breeze.  We were not alone, as the park was full of people doing the exact same thing.  I'm glad that we decided to go it on our own, instead of take a bike taxi.  We were approached by numerous bike taxi guys to take their tour.  Did we look like tourists??? Silly question.

As the day progressed, we decided not to go to the Museum of Natural History, because we wanted to see Rockefeler Center and Grand Central Station, and wouldn't have the time to dedicate to walking all the way through the huge museum.  I did try to get a picture of the inside of the entrance with the dinosaur skeletons, but was quickly shooed away by the security lady.  She said that you could only take pictures past the entry point... after we had paid of course - sorry!  Kimby managed to snap this one before we continued our walk.

Then it was on to Rockefeller Center, the New York Public Library, and Grand Central Station.

Our day of sight seeing was complete, so we walked back to the hotel to freshen up for dinner.  We had already spent quite a bit of money, so we decided to go somewhere cheap, thinking we could just go to T.G.I. Friday's and get a meal that we were used to.  Yes, you can laugh now!  Since this was our last night in NYC, we had a few drinks for the occasion.  The first was at our dear friend, T.G.I. Friday's having not looked at the menu.  As we casually sipped our cocktails, looking through the menu, we noticed the prices...OH MY.  Kimberly was thinking of getting just a basic grilled chicken salad...$21.95.  And my Chicken Bruschetta Pasta... $22.95.  Ha!  We decided to pay for our almost $15 drink (each) and headed toward Rosie O'Grady's Times Square.

Our money was much better spent here.  The atmosphere was busy, but refined.  The food was tasty and the place had great service.  We shared the Watercress Salad, which was really appetizing and I ordered the Chicken Portofino.  If you know me well enough, I almost never order any type of cooked chicken breast (aside from tacos).  It just hardly ever sounds appealing to me, but this was great!  I'm glad we were "forced" to try somewhere unique to New York (I think it is anyway) rather than eat somewhere we could any day at home.

That night in the hotel was spent packing and preparing for our next day's visit to MOMA (Museum of Modern Art).  More to come in my final post :)!

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