So here we are, our last full day in New York and the end of our America/Canada Adventure. Of course we made the most of it!
After breakfast we set off walking to try to find a specific souvenir - a bead charm for my bracelet. MWM bought me a bead of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and a Swaroski Crystal Heart from Verona, Italy, and now I wanted something to remind me of our time in New York. We looked in various jewellers but couldn't just find what I wanted. Then we found ourselves at another place on our 'to do' list, Macy's.
After an enjoyable morning shopping we headed back to Times Square to get a coffee before meeting up with yet another blogging friend, Daryl (Out & About in New York City) for lunch. I had arranged the meeting with Daryl before we arrived in NYC and we went to meet her at her place of work on Times Square. Daryl was just like her photographs and I recognised her straight away!
We left the venue for lunch to Daryl and she walked us a short way to the Brooklyn Diner on W43rd Street.
After saying goodbye to Daryl, who unfortunately had to go back to work, we decided to go to Greenwich Village, another place on our 'to do' list, so we started walking down 6th Avenue getting as far as 20th Street before we hailed a yellow cab to the Village. Getting out of the cab at the junction of Blecker Street and Charles Street we walked around taking photos.
Back in Times Square we sat for a while watching the world go by,
before going for another short walk to Bryant Park to watch people doing their daily workout.
We headed back to the hotel for a short rest asking the concierge if he could recommend a nice Italian Restaurant where we could eat that night. He recommended Appetito and gave us directions. We found it quite easily and didn't need a reservation.
before heading back to our hotel and a good night's sleep in preparation for our trip home the following day.
Our flight home wasn't until late afternoon so we had the morning the pack and grab a sandwich before being picked up for the journey to the airport.
We had a marvelous time seeing all the iconic places on our America/Canada Adventure. We saw all the places on our bucket list, which we had compiled before we started the journey, met up with three blog friends (Linda in Boston, Ann in Montreal and Daryl in New York) and my oldest school friend Kay in Toronto.
I hope you enjoyed our adventure as much as we did and I hope you get to see all those places for yourself one day, if you haven't already.
My next post will be about our trip to Italy in May 2014, before we visit Italy again, albeit a different part, in May 2015!
I hope you'll join me.