new york city!
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we got into jfk super early in the morning, picked up our luggage, and headed out to find a cab and meet up with jose and his girlfriend. we found the cab, but not jose! eventually we got a hold of him and asked our driver if he could pick them up too -- he wasn't too happy about this but said yes anyhow. we finally make it over to their terminal, only to find out they're staying in a hotel right near the airport, not in the middle of the city where we were. our driver then informs us he's not allowed (??) to go to that strip of hotels near the airport. this alarmed us, and angered our driver even more since he made the time to go get them and now would hit morning traffic. we apologized, zipped our lips, and held on for the ride in.
thankfully we made it in one piece to our hotel, but it was too early to check in. so we left our luggage and took off to roam the city. we headed over to rockefellar center and gawked at and took pictures around the gorgeous tree. we watched the ice skaters for a bit and then headed over to st. parick's cathedral. mo and i decided to sit in on a service that was going on, while blake got harassed by an usher to take his hat off -- i'm pretty sure that was the first time he'd ever set foot in a church so he honestly didn't know better!
after st. patrick's we went by the nbc building where i was entranced by all the friends memorabilia! it was awesome! i bought a really adorable mug - the only novelty mug i consider too special to use!
by this point we were pooped having not really slept on the plane, so we headed back to the hotel to check in. after a little bit of room switching, since the tub and toilet in the first one didn't work, we finally got to settle in. a nap followed and then back out into the city!
we said we would make it an early night because we had to be up at dark thirty the next morn.