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Merry Christmas

NYC Day 4

sunny -6 °C
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It was a cold wintery morning at -6 degrees today and boy you could feel it through the bathroom floor this morning!!


After a morning of opening our gifts (or plastic bags as we didn't have enough wrapping paper!) we strolled to Central Park for lunch at the Loeb Boathouse. This restaurant features in many movies filmed in NYC such as 'When Harry met Sally' and '27 Dresses' being some of them. The Boathouse has a historic place in Central Park and there are many pictures hanging the walls that display this history.


Teen 1 has decided this restaurant is his new favorite place (after the computer of course) and Teen 2 thought it was awesome! The tween was not impressed that he had to order off the children's menu!
As we watched the world go by in Central Park and observed the lake freezing over in front of us we drank warm apple cider with cinnamon (so amazingly good - my new drink of choice) and ate our 'fancy' (and delicious) meal - I would recommend the crab cake for sure! The temperature warmed to -4 degrees.
It was very different having a wintry Christmas - but it felt nice - just like on the movies. Everyone who knows me well, knows how I love to live in la la land - so it was awesome!



Next we headed to Wollman ice skating rink in Central Park to finish off our Christmas Day. It was freezing - The tween decided to sit this one out, it was too cold for him. Skating around the rink with Central Park surrounding us and views of the city was magical.


More apple cider and hot chocolate, a caramel candy apple and we are on our trek home. It is much warmer now - only -2 degrees (never thought I'd say warm and -2 in the same sentence!) we saw the apple store on 5th Ave on our way so stopped in for a visit - and to get warm.


We saw where FAO Schwartz toy store is (where we are having breaky tomorrow) and noticed Tiffany and Co. So our plan is to explore that area tomorrow, and go to Rockerfeller centre - perhaps visit top of the rock while we are there. Oh and of course.... almost forgot..... a hotdog from Grays Papaya on the way home..... needless to say the healthy eating isn't going so well here!

Goodnight all - Christmas in NYC was as magical and more than we hoped. We would definitely recommend a visit.

Posted by Auggiesfamily 18:47 Archived in USA

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Hi josh, Alex and Lachlan , have fun in New York . I hope you are not cold there . What did you get for Christmas? I got a phone , playstation 3 and Lego marvel. I'll see you soon. Love Blake

by Blake

Thanks Blake, Lachlan is very keen to talk play station 3 with you, he wants me to book in a day we can come over as soon as we get home

by Auggiesfamily

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