Thursday, November 13, 2014

Weekend in #NYC! Headed to #NewYorkCity #vacation

My October was a haze of author events and online promotions.  And that's a great thing, but as I mentioned, it was a bit overwhelming!  The paranormal aspects of my novels make the Halloween season incredibly busy, so now that November is here, I'm finally enjoying a tiny relaxation mode before the holiday frenzy hits.  And this little slice of "calm" involves a weekend trip to New York City, just me and the hubby and our best friends.

Last November, we all took a trip together to NYC--the two of us and our two sons, plus our best friends and their two daughters.  Eight of us in total.  We had big plans...about 10 sightseeing "musts" in addition to ideas on shows, shopping, and restaurants.

As it turns out, getting eight people coordinated to go anywhere is not very easy, especially in a busy city.  We made it to about three places we wanted to go:  Rockefeller Center, where we spent $100 to get our family of four up to the Top of the Rock Observation Deck.  The price confused me, but we did get some great pics, including this one which appears to be a cloud shark floating across the skyline:


Jekyll & Hyde Club - Times Square
We made it to Bryant Park.  And Dylan's Candy Bar, as a treat for all the kids, where we dropped $75 on...yes...candy.  A short turn around Central Park, a few shopping excursions, and a fantastic dinner at the Jekyll & Hyde Club (billed as New York City's most haunted could I resist?).

All in all, it was not enough time.  We missed things we really wanted to see.  And the kids seemed less than enthusiastic about all the walking.

So this time, it's grown-ups only.  A much deserved mini-vacation for the four of us!  Things on our list include the 911 Memorial, Gotham Comedy Club, Tommy Bahama Island, a bike ride in Central Park (if the Polar Vortex permits), and plenty of cocktails and conversation!

Now, what do I pack?  I better get off this blog and get busy.  I'd love to hear more suggestions of fun things to do in the City that Never Sleeps!

And I've got my Kindle loaded for the train ride...which I find an equally exciting part of the vacation!  Whether you're home or away this weekend, if you need a good read, check out my books: GULL HARBOR, SILVER LAKE, and DIVINE FALL.  Have a great weekend!

Waiting for a table for 8 last year at Jekyll & Hyde...with
a fun bar and plenty of creepy displays, it wasn't too hard!

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