A Night in NYC

It’s been a while since my last post, but thats because life lately has been super busy.  Last Saturday I was up bright dark and early so I could catch a 7:00 a.m. flight to Dallas, Texas. Half a bagel, one granola bar, and eight hours later, I was on a flight back home.

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This was a one day trip so I could interview for a job that I have ALWAYS wanted. I’ll share more about that soon. But first things first…

Jason greeted me at the gate when I landed and we headed straight to his moms house in Pennsylvania for the night. We had a big day planned in NYC, so staying at his moms put us a few hours closer to the city, and let us sleep in a bit longer. I was exhausted when we pulled into the driveway and had no trouble falling asleep immediately upon getting in the door.

After a good nights sleep Jason and I headed to the big city and found our hotel. We booked an express deal through Priceline.com and ended up staying at The Roosevelt Hotel. The lobby was huge, way bigger than any other lobby I’ve seen in previous hotels i’ve stayed at in NY. We arrived early and were allowed to check our bags with the concierge so we could head out and start enjoying all that NYC has to offer.

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You guessed it, pizza. I don’t know why, but I can’t go to the city and not get a slice of pizza. This particular slice was from Uncle Paul’s Pizza and it didn’t disappoint. I opted for plain cheese and it was hot, thin, and super cheesy, just as I like it.  Jason got his usual white pizza (pictured) and loved it. But with pizza always comes dessert.  Baked By Melissa has become a tradition for Jason and I. We usually get one of the big  25 pack of cupcakes to share. They’re delicious and so small that I don’t feel bad trying 5 different flavors in one sitting. My favorite has to be Tye Dye, but Jason prefers the PB&J.

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After jam packing our bellies full of pizza and cupcakes we made a few more quick stops, then headed back to the hotel to see if our room was ready. Luckily it was, because my exhaustion had caught up to me again and I needed a nap. I knew it would be worth it because we had a fabulous dinner in mind, and I didn’t want to be drowsy for it.

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Although the bed was not easy to get out of, we were soon ready for dinner at Stix, a mediterranean style restaurant that we found earlier this year. The food is really great, but the coffee is what left a mark. Jason and I both love the Mochaccino. I can’t even describe how amazingly delicious this coffee is… which is saying something, because I’m typically not a coffee drinker.

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The only thing left to do was a walk through Central Park. I was really looking forward to this and had my fingers crossed that the weather wouldn’t ruin the fun. Turns out the weather was beautiful. Sunshine, blue skies, and a nice cool temperature. We spent a good hour wandering through the paths. I took immediate notice at how well behaved the dogs were at the park. Every dog we saw was off the leash, but not one ever left its owners side or chased another person, dog, squirrel, etc. I was impressed!

That was our NY trip in a nutshell and I can’t wait to go back.

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