I'm so lucky that I live so close to 'the city".
The Lenster and I got up this morning and he said...let's try something different.
Instead of driving into Manhattan (an hour) and going nuts finding a parking garage, he said, "let's take the train to Penn Station". Then we can relax and leave the driving to someone else. Five bucks to park for the day and $14 for the two of us to take the train (pays to be a senior !!) - round trip - Off we went. Weather was gorgeous.
The Lenster is a very good sport.
I wanted to visit Tinsel Trading, M&J trimming and as many bead stores as I could find in one central location. He schlepped with me.
Along the way we passed the dancers and acrobats from the Cirque du Soleil troupe who were handing out fliers for their winter show at Madison Square Garden called Wintuk.
We zipped past Macys which had stunning Xmas windows and mobs of people shopping. We breezed through the store just to get the holiday flavor ! Their theme this year was called "Believe".
We had a very full day....our feet ache.
but.....Here's some of the highlights.
Empire State Building.
Outside of Macys. More gorgeous when the sun goes down and the lights shine and form a tree.
and to think...we took a train !
Visiting Tinsel Trading. Martha Stewarts favorite store.
Fighting the crowds at Macys
The actual New Years Eve Times Square Ball. All crystal. On display at Macys. The crystals change color every few minutes.
A fantastic display in one of the jewelry stores. Crystals everywhere. Love the lollys, also love how the beads are stored in those apothocary jars.
really funny misspelling in one of the jewelry shops !
Horton was a favorite at Macys & certainly a favorite of mine too!
Next trip will be to see the tree at Rockefeller Center after they light it. We do that every year.