New York City Day 1

Thursday, December 1, 2011
We got back this afternoon from a weeklong vacation to new york city. It was wonderful to get away for a while and spend time together. The week was filled with sites and sounds of the city and christmas, good food, shows, and new people.

We left last wednesday...thanksgiving eve. I think we were both a little nervous going into it...having heard how awful air travel can be that day of the year...but it really was not that bad. Perhaps it would have been a lot worse flying out of a bigger airport. Gotta love the security lines and number of gates at hsv.

We got to nyc just after dark and took a taxi to our first hotel, St. Giles the Tuscany. We only stayed here one night, and moved to the NY Palace for the rest of the trip. More on that later.

After we got settled we headed out to go see the parade balloons being inflated in the upper west side. It was crowded...but very cool to see them up close and personal.

Lastly, we went and grabbed a late dinner at Gray's Papaya...a hole-in-the-wall hot dog place. With the recession special you get two hot dogs and a drink (soda or the infamous papaya juice) for under $5.

Then it was early to we could get up early thursday morning and head to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. : )

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