Sunday, 14 April 2013

New York Diary...Day 2.

Day 2.

Today was The Husbands day and he had a jam packed itinerary for us. First was Ground Zero which was thoroughly moving and we all felt very sad whilst looking at all of the hundreds of names engraved around the edge of the memorial waterfalls.

We then walked to see the Statue of Liberty which proved to be a jolly exciting moment for The Whirlwind as he had always wanted to see her ever since Ghost Busters the movie.
At one point I had to practically rip The Teenager away from some very dubious looking man who was selling sunglasses from a sheet.....any excuse to shop.

Then we were off to Wall Street where I suddenly realised that my toe was really hurting, not only was it hurting it was bleeding too. I leapt into full mummy mode and found a pharmacy purchasing some plasters and a pair of toenail clippers as I feared it might of been my little toe nail digging in. (I must explain at this point that I am not some grungy women who allows her toenail to grow to extraordinary lengths.) I have a very unfortunate little toe that looks like a little alien stuck on the end of my foot, it has a horrible little nail that sometimes digs in to my next toe.
Once my suspicions had been confirmed I found a suitable place to snip and cover my wound. Unfortunately I chose the steps of the Husbands company to do this medical procedure and only realised this as we stood up to leave, he then worried that they might of had face recognition and would get sacked for defiling the company steps by showing my alien toe......I put this moment of insanity down to the fact he was still in some type of shock about the taxi ride.

We stopped at a Diner for lunch and ate our entire body weights in pancakes, bacon and maple syrup. The Whirlwind commented in a very loud voice that "Its a good job we don't live here or else we would be as fat as houses" it was at this point a sudden hush swept over the Diner as all eyes glared at us......"Check please".

Grand Central was next (I wonder if you are exhausted reading this as we were walking it) and I had to remind the kids there wouldn't be any wild animals running round just in case they were expecting a scene from Madagascar the movie. The Whirlwind was hoping to see the famous clock stuck on a giraffes head and a hippo dancing around.

The New York Library was next and they both stood at the top of the steps actually hugging each other...This city is having a remarkable effect on them. Actually looking at this picture I now see that he is hugging her....At least she is smiling.
As we arrived back at the hotel after walking the whole way home (Hubby was doing anything not to get in a cab again) we hobbled in like we had just run the marathon with no training. The kids were moaning, I was moaning and The Husband was elated at the completion of his agenda.

Finished the evening off with a foot soak before going out to a gorgeous place for dinner. Whirlwind was thrilled when his burger was bigger than his head and The Teenager was overjoyed at no only having free Wifi but the waiter asking her if she was a model.........The Husband at this point muttered something about cheesy lines and proceeded to shoot him filthy looks all evening.

Day 2 had been exhausting but brilliant and I could not wait to get on with the next day.

Come back tomorrow for Day 3.

Thanks for reading
Lots of Love


  1. haha! Harry and his comment about fat as houses. He is right though!!! lol. You sure fit in so much in Day 2. I am loving this blog, following youi right along and some of it bringing back so many memories for me. You and your alien toe outside Charlie's place of work!!! lol. Thank you Sam for cheering me up on this most depressing Sunday due to going back to work tomorrow. lol.

    1. You are so welcome Jan, have had such fun writing it too. xx

  2. Sounds as manic as when I went to NY and dragged my friend round for 4 days walking from place to place. Hope you enjoy the rest of your stay.

    Oh, and I also have a little 'alien' toe nail like that too!

  3. I love the fact that your OH came up with the day's agenda, mine would never do that! Oh and I have a little toe that sounds almost as horrific as is something to be kept hidden at all times!

    1. He was quite determined too I can tell you. My poor toe was so sore that I had to buy another pair of shoes........xx

  4. It's fab to have a Hubby Day as at some point I'm sure there will me a Sam Day. My Hubby often says I'll be as big as a house if I lived of visited America. Harry is so right in what he says lol. The best way to see a city is to walk and pack in as much as you can, even with an alien toe. What a fab day you had. The city is so iconic, Harry must have had a ball spotting and naming every movie he's seen with the sights. xx

    1. That was the deal.....A day each and it worked out very well. Walking round the city was so inspiring. x


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