Day One, We arrive in NYC bright and early to get a full day in of touring. We did a private tour with the group The Real New York Tours. We walked all over the city, and our guide Joe was very knowledgeable. We saw things that I would have never noticed, from the skinniest building in NY to where Aaron Burr lived, and on to more well known sites like Ground Zero and Little Italy.
later in the evening
we did the chef's tasting menu (because, I mean we are friends now, right?!) and it was delicious! Each dish was perfection. above was a tuna with foie gras underneath, didn't know if I liked foie gras, but I do.
another interesting course of grilled octopus, amazing
There were many more delicious courses, but I finally put the camera down to enjoy. I also ordered a Manhattan to drink, because after all, we were in Manhattan. Did you know a Manhattan is 99% Bourbon? Well I did not. I just thought it would be cool to have a Manhattan in Manhattan, well not so much. I should have known when the waiter asked me, "how would you like it? straight up or on the rocks?", I was in trouble.
The next morning we went walking in Central Park. That speck to the right is me on the Bow Bridge.
The weather was beautiful. Also, we saw the Lady Gaga concert that morning. There were some interesting birds there watching (to put in nicely). I am not a Gaga fan, so we didn't stick around for long. If it has been Katy Perry that would have been a different story.
Next up, more good eats, Jersey Boys, and random places the breastpump got to go....