The Big Apple: Day 2

13 May

I was going to write all about Per Se, but after getting home from our flight, I had to get some work done, and now I’m short on time for the attention that adventure deserves.  I’ll write up that post soon, promise.  I also have posts planned about Jen and Tom’s adorable wedding, and the adventure of our flight home. This weekend is going to take longer to write about, than it did to live it!

So on Saturday, we slept in a little bit (9am is sleeping in when you have a little one!), and headed back to Rockefeller Center.

Our first stop was Magnolia Bakery for some sweet treats.

Pumpkin cheesecake for breakfast is COMPLETELY reasonable, in my book.

Stuffed full of sugar, we headed over to NBC for the NBC studio tour.  Tourist tip: Visiting the “Top of the Rock” observation deck is an insane $25 ticket. It’s only $13 more to add on the NBC studio tour, and you don’t have to do both in the same day. In fact, you can schedule tour for any time within 3 months of purchase.  It was a no brainer for us.  Plus, the tour guides told us all about getting tickets for Jimmy Fallon’s show.  We’ll be back in NYC for BlogHer in August, and I may well try to get us Jimmy Fallon tickets while we’re in the City.

NBC Page uniforms! (Unfortunately, we did not spot Kenneth the page)

Tour time!

The tour was lots of fun.  We got to see the sets for Nightly News with Brian Williams, The Dr. Oz Show, and SNL.  I wish we could have taken pictures on the tour. I had no idea that the SNL sets were so tightly packed.  We also got to see the SNL house band rehearse for a few minutes, so that was lots of fun.

Afterward we walked over to Times Square. It was swarming with fanny-packed tourists, so we hightailed it outta there, and hopped on the subway to visit the East Village instead.

There was a big street fair going on, so we wandered amongst the vendors.  It was a phenomenally beautiful day. The sun was shining and it was warm, it was so lovely to be outdoors!

Even though soup isn’t exactly a warm weather food, we stopped at Pho 32 & Shabu for some pho and dumplings.

So very, very tasty!

And so concluded the exploration phase of our visit to the Big Apple. Lots of fun, and lots of YUM!

2 Responses to “The Big Apple: Day 2”

  1. Lindsay @ LindsayInNYC May 14, 2012 at 10:12 am #

    If you have a spare moment when you’re here for BlogHer, I’d love to (finally) meet up!!

    • BeezusKiddo May 14, 2012 at 10:15 am #

      That sounds great! Even if BlogHer is busy, I’ll make time for us to meet up!

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