There is no love sincerer than the love of food -George Bernard Shaw

Friday, December 3, 2010



First full day in NY. Ready to party. Torrey set me up with a Metrocard and off we went trying to fit as much city as possible into one day.
Torrey and I ran off to babysit his nephew, and we took advantage of the stroller to take David to Central Park! This had to be my favorite place. Since I'm California-born and raised, Fall does not look like this. Absolutely beautiful.

Now to food. For lunch we looked at ratings online to find a good Italian place, and found what looked like a ravioli restaurant in the Soho area. When we found it, it turned out to be a ravioli store! bummer! The monster that we call my stomach started to get seriously pissed, so we decided to try the restaurant sitting next to the store called Florio's Ristorante. It wa AWESOME. Turns out it was a super authentic little Italian restaurant with the best bread on the planet and full-blown NY Italian accents all over the place. Torrey tried the pesto gnocchi

which was good, but he got sick of the soft texture and proceeded to eat mine instead! I didn't blame him, because I had the rigatoni vodka which was dee-lishh-uss. Sweet, but with some heat to it, perfectly al dente pasta.

Made me happy. I loved that we stumbled upon this place, not to mention it was pretty cheap too!

Having some time to kill, we walked around Soho for a little while and found Washington Square Park.

Then we took the train down to the financial district where we saw some cool sights like the US Court House, Brooklyn Bridge (too lazy to walk across, just up it a little), New York Stock Exchange, and the BULL! Took us a lot of walking to find this guy. Totally worth it!

Later on we met back up with Dan and his friend Dinh in the McDonalds in Times Square so that we could all go to the top of the Rockerfeller Center. This was my FAVORITE thing that I did in NY! There is this crazy room at the top that recognizes each person as they walk in and assigns them a color, which follows you where ever you go! It also reacted to movement so we spent a good half hour trying to figure out this crazy future room!

The guard laughed at our crazy antics lol. We also got some great shots of the view. Amazing.

Day 2= Tired feet, but so happy that this day happend. Saw way too much for one person to take! Plus it was fun entering the future :]]
To be continued...

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