New York City – Day 3

Tuesday we awoke to snow. Now I’m not a huge fan of cold weather, but I have to say it being in New  York while it was snowing was wonderful. My sister and I decided that there’s a difference in the cold up north compared to here in the south. Maybe it’s the fact that the range of temperatures here can be quite wacky going from 30’s to 70’s within 24 hours or it is quite possibly the humidity here, but none the less it’s different.  It’s not as bone-chilling like it is here. I did wear layers of clothing and I’m sure that helped keep me warm, but I did enjoy the snow.

While eating breakfast as snow was falling from the sky I wondered why people were wearing sunglasses. It wasn’t sunny. Just a quirky thought that struck me that morning.

Before realizing that Tuesday would blanket the city in snow I had decided to visit Rockefeller Center and Top of the Rock so I continued on with those plans. There was no visibility so I didn’t get a good view of the city from the top, but I still enjoyed my visit quite a bit. It was fun being on the observation deck while it snowed. The history of how Rockefeller Center was built was also very interesting. I had never realized that it was built during the Great Depression. John D. Rockefeller financed the construction himself and employed more than 40,000 people during its construction. I had also never realized that Radio City Music Hall is a part of Rockefeller Center. And the art that is a part of Rockefeller Center is incredible. The tour and visiting Top of the Rock costs $20.00 and is not one of the attractions in City Pass.

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After visiting Rockefeller Center I walked back toward Bryant Park and found a bead shop and a trimmings shop. Then I walked back past Rockefeller Center and up Fifth Avenue and found FAO Schwarz. I’ve never seen so many stuffed animals. It was unreal. And of course I wish DS had been there to see the giant lego creations and the Big Piano.

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I didn’t get too many photos on Tuesday because of the snow. It was difficult to walk with an umbrella and take photos. 🙂 I did manage to get one of the snow covered trees along one street.

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Tuesday evening we ate at Rosa Mexicano on 1st Avenue.  The taxi line at the hotel was crazy long so we trekked the 10 blocks to the restaurant in the snow arriving 15 minutes late for our reservation, but we didn’t have a problem being seated. At least I didn’t feel guilty about how much I ate after walking that far. It was a more upscale mexican than what we’re used to here in Alabama. We did take a taxi back  to the hotel though. 🙂