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High fives all around, it's Friday!

I'm linking up today on this most beautiful first Friday of fall with:

September FarmThe Farmer's Wife

A Little Bit of Everything, Grace and Love, Momfessionals

My Friday Fave 5 today will be honouring my favourite place to visit, New York City and showing you some of my favourite pictures from the trips (and this may have been done last minute when I realized that I forgot about the linkup after reading Lana's...ooops. I'll do better at this post next week because I think it was one of my picks}
.. there may be a trip happening in the near future.  So for my own lack of ability to remember anything sake, I'd like to recap my favourite parts of the 4 other trips I've had there.

1) First trip- 1999 and my 2nd year university while I was at l'UniversitĂ© de Laval in Quebec City.  It was a bus trip and super cheap, I think we paid 180$ for hotel and the ride.  I saw my first musical- Beauty and the Beast with Toni Braxton and the filming of Runaway Bride with Richard Gere.  I fell in love with NYC in the fall, over Thanksgiving weekend while my friends at home had a major snowstorm.  I think we were tanning in Central Park instead.  We ate cheaply, didn't shop (as you can tell by my lack of style) but the visit with my roommates left a lasting impression.

2) Trip number 2 was our honeymoon in 2004.  We spent a week in cheap hotels (because the hostels I booked were sketchy and cockroach infested).  My favourite part of the trip was our daily afternoon chill sessions in Central Park with a book and some people watching. I remember the weather being insanely beautiful.   We were there over New Year's Eve and also got to see the craziness of Times Square and the ball dropping.   There was also a Knicks/Nets game in there, which, for a nonbasketball fan like myself, was pretty freaking cool.   We saw one musical, a Bollywood one, I can't even remember the name and possibly Lion King and the Rockettes at Radio City. 
the freaky hostel we stayed at for one night then fled to hotel

our daily walk

that sexy man that I just married!

3) Trip three was in February 2009 when Willis was 18 months old, and it was with Sara (who was pregnant with Aiden) and my lovely sister, Kyla.   I recall seeing Lion King, Avenue Q and Will Ferrel do his President Comedy Show.  The weather wasn't awesome, but we did some cool things, like the Sex and the City tour and some shopping at Bloomingdale's.  We all came home with some great treasures.

4) Fast forward to June of 2012 and I was back in NYC with my sister, who was pregnant with Adelyn,  and this time we dragged long my mom, convincing her it would be a place she would adore and would likely never get there with my Dad, who doesn't like big cities.  
I think we won and she loved it.  
We saw Godspell, Sister Act, Phantom of Opera and a play with Jim Parsons, Harvey.  We took on the outlets and did tons of touring around.  I also blogged about  herehereherehereherehere, here and finally here.

5)  Our mother/daughter adventure was so fantastic that we're going back.  That's right, the three Park girls are taking on NYC again.  But this time in the beautiful fall. Stay tuned for a recap of NYC in the next couple of weeks. ...I will not be blogging daily- that was waay too much work, instead I'll be taking in brand new sites and brand new musicals and plays.  I can't wait to share our adventure with you!

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  1. OMG I didn't realize this post was today.... I'm sure a fail at life this week....
    I'll get on it tonight... now I have to find 5 pics I like... oh geez

    1. Well I kinda, didn't really do the post either because I forgot it and just happened to have pictures in my planned NYC we both failed together. I'm gonna do another post on Monday because I think this was even my topic. Ugh. Have a great weekend, friend!

  2. can I also reiterate my NYC jealousy.... I need to get there asap

  3. I don't care how "in" skinny jeans are and how "out" flared denim is, you're legs look so long and lean in that pic of you with flared jeans and pointy toes shoes. I am so bringing back that look this winter!!

    1. Ha! I have never heard my legs to be long or lean. That's a new one! Thanks for the compliment.

  4. Oh Deena - we NEED to go travelling together! I've only been to NYC once - my hubby took me there for a surprise trip in early December 2005. We saw Spamalot, walked and walked and shopped, and it was GLORIOUS! I love it so much. I get to go back in late May on a girl's trip to visit my cousin who is a teacher there - and I cannot wait. So excited for your upcoming trip - can't wait to hear about it. LOVE all your pictures!

  5. I tried to post earlier today but my phone would not cooperate. So now I'm just going to agree with Lana. I think we should all plan a trip to meet up in NYC. I'm quite perplexed that you have traveled there so many times and the place is in my own country and I haven't see it yet. We need to pull this together ladies! :)

    1. Lifestyle sistas take Paris. What an awesome series that would be.

  6. Thanks for sharing this wonderful glimpse of NYC. My first time there was when my husband ran the NYC marathon. I have fun memories from every time I have visited the city... but, I doubt I could handle the hustle and bustle atmosphere every day, if I lived there! Love this link-up!

  7. New York City! I'm pretty sure this is my most favourite place in the entire world! Such an energy buzz...I went this past May for my 4th time and looking at your pics made me want to go back...tomorrow ;)


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