Today it is the letter R.
MY NEW YORK ADVENTURE A-Z BLOGGING CHALLENGE
The first evening in New York City, my family and I dined out at TGI Fridays in Times Square as it was the first place to eat that we came upon leaving the hotel.
After the meal we decided to check out the local area. Our first stop was the Rockefeller Centre.
As a fan of 30 Rock I was in my element. I had season 1 of 30 Rock on my Ipad so showed my son the opening credits on the flight over so that he could see some of the iconic buildings and landmarks that New York has to offer.
We spent about forty minutes in the Lego shop which is next to the plaza. My son was in Lego heaven for the entire time.
I was astounded by the sheer amount of flags on display around the plaza. I discovered they were all of the flags of the United Nations member countries.
That’s another I noticed that Americans love – is their flags!
We spent a bit of time inside the concourse at the Rockefeller Center. There are a variety of shops and places to eat inside there.
We also walked past the Radio City Music Hall but by that time we were really exhausted. Although it was only 9pm in New York City, in our time it was 2am and we had been up for 18 straight hours.
When I go back to New York City, that’s right – not an if but a when. Three things I want to make sure I do next time:
1) The viewing station in the Rockefeller Center. My husband wanted us to go up on that night, in the dark and stupidly because I was so tired and couldn’t face waiting, I said no. We never went back again in the evening.
2) Visit Radio City Music Hall. I have since found out that they do a really good tour around the radio studios there, who knew? Not me back in August 2013.
3) Get a ferry that stops at Liberty Island.