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NYC - day one. Because I said I wouldn't post. So I will do the opposite and post.

Saskatoon to Toronto, Toronto to Newark.  Getting up at 3:30 wasn't fun, but didn't have traffic anywhere, even getting into Manhattan.   I can't remember why we chose to fly to Newark, but I kinda liked it.  Normally we have flown to Laguardia, so it was nice to switch up the scenery and get to go through the Lincoln Tunnel.
We checked in to the Sheraton Times Square which is conveniently located by the top of Times Square, a metro and Central Park.  I'm liking this location so far!  We upgraded to the Club Level (we use SPG points from our Amex to book hotel rooms)  What a sweet upgrade it was! 46th floor, free wifi, free breakfast and hors d'oeuvre and gym access. But who are we kidding, we'll just be eating the cheese and olives and not running on the treadmill.
Once unpacked and in our room, we decided that today would be the perfect day to head down to the 20th anniversary celebratory pop-up shop for Friends.  I spent time figuring out how we could get there via Subway (which scared the be-jebus out of mom) and off we went.  
Except apparently I didn't have it figured out and we got off at the wrong Spring St.  On the wrong line.  Luckily it was only a 6 ish block difference and once we figured out which direction to walk in (yup, we got off track twice) we were on our way.  And we may have popped in to my flagship, Kate Spade en route.
The lineup for the pop-up museum wrapped around the building, but only took 30ish minutes to get through- thanks for the tips from my BFF's sister, Kolby, otherwise I think we wouldn't have stuck it out. It looked looooong.
Once inside, they had some props, some costumes, some memorabilia, free coffee and a chance to sit on the orange couch.  It was amazing and though we didn't stay long, I know it will likely be one of my favourite things we did.
Until we went for supper.  Because that was awesome, so awesome that my cheeks still hurt from smiling.  
After successfully unsuccessfully navigating the subway system back to the hotel (yes, we got sidetracked once twice more) we stopped in for the free hors d'oeuvres in the Club Lounge, which has a beautiful view of Central Park, by the way.  It was enough veggies and guac to keep Kyla, the prego one, satisfied and enough cheese and olives to make me happen.  We then walked a block and a half over to Ellen's Stardust Diner for supper.  The wait was only 30ish minutes and well worth it.  It was like sitting through our own personal show, with the entire staff breaking out into song.  Such a good time and the Reuben Sandwich I had was awesome too.

I'm glad to be back in our cozy room, early for the night...we're all exhausted and quite excited to take on tomorrow which includes a trip to Bloomingdale's, Serendipity, Ladurée, FAO Schwartz and the Natural History Museum.  It'll be a fun filled day, followed by a great show.
Stay tuned!






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  1. I love this post that you said you wouldn't write! I think we stayed at that hotel the first time we went. With no upgrade. So glad kolbu helped you out. So jealous of all the orange couch pics I've been seeing this week!

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  2. Oh my gosh, I'm so glad you're writing these posts! Now I can live vicariously through you. When my hubby and I went to NYC we had the worst time with the subway - we ended up walking extra miles because we kept getting off at the wrong stops. Fun first day!

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