Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A Day in NYC

A day off from school led us to a day spent in New York City.  My mom and I have been waiting for the right time to take my daughter to the city to see a show.  Since she recently turned eight, we thought that there was no time like the present. 

Prior to heading to Radio City for their Christmas Spectacular, we stopped for lunch at a popular restaurant called Ellen's Stardust Diner.  This place is so fun!  Their servers are talented actresses and singers that sing as people dine.  Located in the theater district, it was a great place to take a child.   

Their milkshakes aren't too shabby either!

Another not-so-healthy meal...appetizers to split!

Magnolia Bakery, known for their cupcakes, had these neat sketches of past Rockette costumes on their wall.  I thought the nostalgia was welcoming, especially since Radio City Music Hall was just around the corner. 

Although the lighting ceremony takes place tonight, the tree at Rockefeller Center was still magical.  Payton thought it was the biggest Christmas tree in the whole world!

Inside Radio City Music Hall, this amazing chandelier donned a banner citing the 85th year of the Rockettes. 

The show, including Santa, featured 2D and 3D computer animated graphics that looked especially real. 

I still don't know how they do this...

This background was all digitally projected on a screen!

After the show, we walked a little more around the city and made a stop for hot chocolate and a cupcake.  

Before heading to the bus, we stopped for a few more photo ops, like at this larger-than-life nutcracker. 

A beautiful night shot...

The view from the bus as we were exciting the city...

To me, New York City never gets old.  After this trip, I think my daughter will share that love, especially as she grows up.  Hopefully, there will be many more trips in our future because there are many memories to be made.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, awesome! I have never been to NYC! It's on my bucket list of places to visit. And I really want to go around this time too! Great memories for you and your daughter!