Last Day...time to head home :o(

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59th & 5th

Well, it was home time for the Scots in NYC. The other good thing about the Continental flight to Glasgow is it leaves at about 8pm, so you're also got most of the day in the city, and it's not a day really spent in the airport.

We checked out and left our bags in the hotel until mid afternoon, when we'd booked a car to take us back to Newark. We breakfasted at the cafe next door to the Doubletree and set out for Central Park with the hope of going on a horse and carriage ride. The bad new was that the wind had picked up along Columbus, and the horses weren't there! It was also President's Day, which is why Mark thinks they weren't out. Perhaps the carriage drivers thought there'd be no-one crazy enough to go round the park in a buggy...but they were wrong!

By this time, the tears were streaming down Mum's face because she was so cold and the wind was stinging her eyes.

Central Park
She found a nearby coffee house and ensconced herself there with Dad and I set out for Central Park with Mark to take some photos.

The park was stunning in the snow, especially as it was so frozen that it didn't break when you stood on it, so it looked very pristine. When we got so cold we couldn't take it anymore we headed for the cafe, but when Dad saw my pics he decided he wanted his own, so we'd to wait for him coming back!

We ventured into FAOSchwartz (I collect Steiff teddy bears so I was curious to see what they had), and then a couple of jewellery shops (I was on the hunt for pearl earrings for my wedding day), which we eventually got in Mikimoto on Fifth Avenue. We had lunch at Trump Towers (it was excellent, first burger of the trip), sauntered back to the Doubletree and set off for Newark.

Well, Holidays over for a while...where can we go next I wonder?!

sheba124 says:
I agree, Central Park is so beautiful when it snows.
Posted on: Jan 13, 2008
AndiPerullo says:
Central Park in the snow is a dream. I collect Steiff bears too! FAO Schwartz has such a great collection. I just recently bought the new travel bear that comes in a little suitcase for my girlfriend that's pregnant. Cute, huh? I bet your pearl earrings were beautiful if they were from Mikimoto. What a nice way way to end your trip!!!
Posted on: Oct 22, 2007
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59th & 5th
59th & 5th
Central Park
Central Park
Central Park in the snow
Central Park in the snow
Lunch anyone?
Lunch anyone?
In the Trump Towers
In the Trump Towers
Looking out of Central Park
Looking out of Central Park
More snow in the park...
More snow in the park...
This bridge was in Home Alone (so …
This bridge was in Home Alone (so…
Duck Pond
Duck Pond
Those ducks must be mighty cold!
Those ducks must be mighty cold!
Woo hoo, the timer on the camera w…
Woo hoo, the timer on the camera …
The Central Park rink
The Central Park rink
So cold!
So cold!
Farewell, Central Park
Farewell, Central Park
I WANT THIS TEDDY BEAR! 
(Im a g…
I WANT THIS TEDDY BEAR! (I'm a …
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