New York Part Three
On Saturday Emily and I got a late checkout, then set out with no real agenda to make the most of our last hours. We walked up Fifth and finally came upon Tiffany’s (next door to Trump Tower, of course). I was doubly thrilled because I had just bought breakfast! Unexpected bucket list fulfillment!
We headed toward the park and the Upper East Side to go to Laduree. I’d never had a macaron, and after years of reading about them on blogs such as Oh Happy Day, I really wanted to try one. AND it was Bastille Day – how appropriate.
The macarons didn’t change my life, but they were VERY tasty! I tried a couple of the less-traditional flavors, like the purple one, which I think was currant and violet. It was very jammy. The salted caramel was my favorite.
We wandered through Central Park in the general direction of the boathouse. When we came upon the gorgeous Bethesda Fountain, I immediately recognized it as the location of a key scene in my family’s favorite movie, Mr. Deeds. (Yes – the one with Adam Sandler. My siblings and I can have entire conversations in Deeds quotes.)
And the boathouse was right there! Hello 27 Dresses!
From there, we headed back downtown.
At FAO Schwarz, I was very amused by these Faith Hill and Tim McGraw Barbies.
After checking out of our hotel, we had a last hour or so before going to the airport. So we left our bags at the desk and popped over to see the Chrysler Building and Grand Central Station.
Finally, we walked a few blocks over to see the U.N., but it was deserted and all the flags were gone. I later learned that they take them down when not in session. Bummer.
Then I had to say a sad goodbye to Emily AND New York.
But I WILL BE BACK.
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