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This was my first time in New York. The whole experience was exciting, crazy, and fun! I was totally overwhelmed by how huge the city really is and of course the amount of people everywhere!!! Buildings were the tallest that I’ve ever seen and there was just so many things to look at – where ever my eyes would land I would see something new. After coming back home, Vancouver feels like a little tent hut village comparing to NYC 😀 And maybe the traffic here isn’t that bad after all.
The New York Public Library
911 Memorial pools
Our hotel was in Times Square and I think the location was really good for the first time visit. Now that I know a bit more and I’ve experienced it I would like to stay somewhere else. But like I said for the first time visit this location was very convenient. Lots of shops and so many restaurants and coffee shops one after the other.
National Museum of Natural History
Now that I’m back home I started to think that we totally run out time. I think we did as much as we possibly could do in those 5 days in there. But still, a couple more days wouldn’t hurt anybody! One of the biggest downsides in our trip was the weather. Well, it could have been worse. But I was hoping to see the sunny New York. Instead we got clouds, rain and more clouds. But it definitely gives me another reason to go back 🙂
put together some tips if you are going or planning to go to New York
- Have plenty of cash at least if you are planning to use taxis a lot. It’s cheaper to pay cash in all taxis. They might charge you even $10 more if you pay by credit card. Crazy and lesson learned. 😀
- Also wear good shoes!!! And this is a must! You will walk like crazy even if you’re not planning to. We walked so much and some days maybe too much! 😀 But if you wear proper footwear no problem!:D For me I always like walking better, I get to see more things.
- If you have some place to go on a certain time, don’t leave your hotel the last minute if you’re planning to take a taxi. The traffic there is insane. You need time to get to places even if it’s just a short drive away. Walk if you can!
- My last tip, you can take it or leave it 😀 Personally I didn’t really warm up to taking the subway. If you do, plan and know what your doing before you go 😀 We thought that we would just hop in and ride to the sunset. Well, it is somewhat easy to use and get to places but for me to go there the first time like cold turkey it was confusing. We did use it a couple of times. But if possible I choose the walking again 😀
I hope we meet again soon New York!
Where’s my juicy turkey?
I’ve been feeling Gratitude in my heart this year stronger than ever before. I’m so thankful what I have but also what I don’t have. This year a lot has happened in our life and I feel like I’ve been getting ready for something. I don’t know what it is exactly 😀 But I have this strong feeling about it. This year includes lots of spur of the moment traveling and so many attempts to move forward with our plans. Trying this or that. And this year particularly, doors have been slamming against my face more than I can count. Seriously 😀 More than ever actually! Which has been oh, so frustrating at times. But now I’ve got to this point where instead of getting bitter or playing the why God why record – I’m so thankful that the doors have been shut. Instead my heart is bursting from gratitude. Whatever I tried, there was probably something behind it that I couldn’t see, and I’m better off without it. So thank you! And whatever the thing has been where the doors have shut I’ve got something better instead. Not that I always recognize them right away or see them the same day or week when I got discouraged but eventually. And what can I say, wow! This year has been eating us like crazy but at the same time it’s been incredible and fulfilling. Thanksgiving or not I’m forever thankful for my family. I’m thankful that we are healthy and happy. I’m Thankful that we have roof on top of our heads and food on the table. Most of all I’m so thankful that we are under God’s care and safe under his wings (Psalm 91:4)
Last but not least I should probably mention something about our Thanksgiving table? 😀 The center piece came together from real pumpkins and clear candle holders. Pretty simple! I went with a flow and I didn’t really plan it beforehand. Two of those pumpkins I got earlier from a flower shop but the rest of them I “accidentally” found from Save on Foods. (You should have seen the clerk’s face when she saw all the white pumpkins :D) But other than the pumpkins and the white antlers (Michaels), the rest of table setting pieces I threw together from my own stash.
Wishing you and your loved one’s
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!
Good morning! I hope your week is treating you well! I’ve been drinking a lot of coffee this week to get me going. And today, with the power of my morning Latte I have a long list ahead of me to tame. It’s my official cleaning day! I like to do my house chores on Thursday. It works for me great since it’s not in the middle of week and I don’t have to think about doing laundry or cleaning on the weekend. So Thursday it is! I start my morning washing the sheets first because it takes forever to get them dry. Then, I start cleaning the upstairs first and I work down from there. Sometimes I think of hiring a cleaner to come to clean our house even just once a month or in case of an emergency when I just don’t have the time. But I’m still joggling the idea that who I can trust, how much it costs and how it would all work out in a long run. I’ve never used cleaning services before but I’m curious to find out more. If you have any experience with the cleaning services in Vancouver area I would like to know your thoughts and recommendations. I’ve searched and tried to read reviews online here and there but I’m not convinced enough! And what I’ve noticed lately that no matter how much you pay it’s pretty darn hard to get good service from anywhere these days.
Anyways, my Thanksgiving preparations are at a full swing. Yesterday we were running errands once again and I got a few missing things. We are having friends over tomorrow and Saturday. But Sunday and Monday I want to have for ourselves 🙂 I have a couple of movies that I want to watch and just chill out. Today hubby is gonna bring some new flowers to complete the clean house. He’s still in charge to get the flowers because my favourite florist is just on his way from work. But to make sure that I get what I want we always face time when he’s there 😀 haha
Enjoy your day!
Oh boy, the last three weeks have been crazy! So many great things happening at the same time! If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat you probably got a glimpse of a birthday gift that I got from my hubby. A Helicopter ride! I’m not scared of flying – so I thought! But when I saw that small helicopter I almost fainted. For some reason I got so scared before the ride that I almost didn’t want to go. And the worst part for me was to go there early so we had to wait for our turn for a bit! I had way too much time to think about it. But everything went really well and it was an amazing experience. We basically flew around in our “backyard” and it was so beautiful! What an amazing job to have, to fly everyday with that view! Now that I’m thinking I kinda wanna do that ride again when there is snow in the mountains.
Shortly after all that we took off to New York! I’ve never been there before and it was pretty surreal. I had to pinch myself a couple of times to see if I’m dreaming or not. New York is huge! So many things to do and see! I’ll write a post about that later so I don’t wanna give too much away 😉
For now, we are safely back home! I tried to take it slow yesterday but for some reason I had energy left, I don’t know where it came from. But I got a lot of things done. Now I’m starting to feel the tiredness creeping in x) But this week is time to start to prepare for the Canadian Thanksgiving and I’m so excited! I got more real pumpkins from the flower store and I’ve been placing them around the house. I also found a nice Thanksgiving garland from HomeSense that I’m gonna hang on the dining area mirror. A couple of little examples what I’m planning to do. 🙂