Sunday, December 11, 2011

New York City!!!

Just got back from a 4 day stay in NYC! It was amazing. Even though I grew up near the city I don't remember ever going in to see the windows at Christmas. I loved it! Shopping is hard for Gary so we didn't really do much...just looked. But we did do a dinner cruise and we had fantastic food and we walked and walked and we had a wonderful room in the Westin Hotel off Times Square. AND it was all on Edward Jones (the investment company Gary works for!)!!! The best thing was that I wasn't there for any medical reason and we didn't stop by to see my surgeon which we did the last time I was there.

Two windows at Tiffany's...LOVE the Zebra!!

Hmmmm...wouldn't I love to have one of those little blue boxes...

Sax Fifth Avenue...a real horse theme in several stores!

I didn't really care about the clothes but the horses! Sigh...

OK, you have to put up with me. I'm just crazy for horses!

Rockefeller Center...

The Dinner Cruise! This is something that I never would get Gary to do if it wasn't part of the deal...we had an MC who was doing the bad wedding thing...and wait staff who would burst into song (one of them could actually sing...the others...well...) and dance. But great food and all the wine you could drink!

We actually cruised under the Brooklyn Bridge and around the Statue of Liberty but the statue was shrouded in fog and we couldn't even see her!

Some of the skyline from the boat.

And the view from our window at the Westin!

Today, December 11, is my two year anniversary from diagnosis. Two years since they told me I had pancreatic cancer. Living is sweet and I want to keep doing it. We have a bottle of champagne for tonight! and we're toasting life here!!



  1. Wow--looks like you had a wonderful time--and good weather too!

  2. I am SO jealous ~ I love NYC during the holidays :)


  3. Oh dear! I am so happy for you! What a great way to celebrate your "new anniversary".
    Your photos are great. I feel like taking the plane and going to see it myself BUT I just came back from Paris and did just the same thing...photographing the Christmas lights and the windows. Have a look

    A VERy happy new year to all of you and a big hug, Hagar

  4. I am so jealous! I'd love to go to NYC for pre-Christmas window shopping! And I'd love to take all those wonderful photographs! So glad you enjouyed it. :-) You should design an NYC scarf. :-) xoxo

  5. What a wonderful trip!! And.. I grew up right across the water from the city and I don't think I ever went in to see the Christmas windows either! Although I've been to Rockefeller a few times. Love your photos, thanks for sharing...

  6. So glad you guys got to be there Cait! Great photos!

  7. A wonderful place to mark the date, and hope it was as enjoyable for you as it looks from these fabulous photos! I went to NYC Christmas shopping about 6 years ago, and loved every minute - it was snowing and icy cold, but truly magical!

  8. What wonderful photos - lovely to share in your trip :) The window displays are truly amazing and I love the nightime photos of the City all lit up.