NYC Vacation Recap

Hey there! As I was going through the 500+ pictures we took on vacation, I realized that there would be no way for me to share everything…unless I posted pics for a whole week and we all know that’s not happening! So here’s a quick recap 😉

In true tourist fashion, we overpaid to have a guy capture our great looks on paper. It wasn’t your usual caricature and I can’t exactly say that it looked like us but as far as sidewalk art goes, I shouldn’t complain! We also went to see my absolute favorite musical. It was more than amazing!!! If I could do that every night I would!

Our methods of transportation for the week were none other than the fashionable City Sights double decker tour bus and the oh so popular subway. The best part about that was the fact that it was conveniently located right next to our hotel.

The 9/11 Memorial was surreal. To see the waterfalls in place of each tower, outlined with the victims names was awesome. Great to experience how they brought it all together. Of course Times Square was busy as ever all day, every day and full of good people watching!

I think for me, the best part of the trip was being able to see Erykah Badu for FREE in Brooklyn at the Afro Punk Fest (or the Black Woodstock as my husband called it). It was such a blast and I couldn’t talk about the fest without mentioning the best food truck I’ve ever seen in my life!! A full menu of grilled cheese sandwich options along with mac & cheese bites on the side. OMG, I need this truck in my life…I was in definitely in heaven!!

If you ever visit NYC, please go bike riding in Central Park. It was so much fun!! Although I have to admit that I was a bit worn out at the end of the 2 hrs…blame it on the pregnancy! You also need to make your way to the Empire State Building. The views are absolutely breathtaking! My suggestion would be to pay the extra cash for the express pass because those lines are NO JOKE. We were in & out within an hour.

Last but not least, you can’t go to NYC without seeing The Statue of Liberty. Getting up close and personal with Lady Liberty was a real treat!

As you can see, we had a wonderful time in The Big Apple!! It was the perfect way to celebrate our 1 Year Anniversary and probably our last real vacation before the little one arrives. We did vlog everyday, so if you’re interested in watching videos from the trip, I’ll leave the links below…

Vlog #1 : Cartoons, Broadway & Junior’s Cheesecake 

Vlog #2 : Empire State & Pepsi or Coke

Vlog #3 :  9/11 Memorial, Sylvia’s Chitlins & Central Park

 Vlog #4 : Brooklyn Afropunk Fest & Statue of Liberty

If you’ve never been to NYC, do yourself a favor and put it on your list of places to go. You won’t regret it!




  1. kotnkandy1
    September 5, 2012 / 23:27

    Hi Gabe,

    I absolutely loved your NYC vlogs. You and Chad never fail to make me laugh out loud. You two are so awesome together. You made me feel like I was actually there with you guys. Happy One Year Anniversary!


  2. September 6, 2012 / 18:56

    You guys look like you had an amazing time–love the pics! I'm interested in hearing more about this grilled cheese food truck. It sounds delish! Off to catch up on the vlogs!


    • September 19, 2012 / 16:37

      OMG, I still have dreams about that truck. It was amazing!!

  3. September 7, 2012 / 16:37

    I loved watching your NYC vlogs. You and Babe looked at home having a good time and eating your way round the city. Keep doing the vlogs. They are pure joy to watch.

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