Friday, May 20, 2011

New York City - First Evening

We arrived in New York late in the day on Wednesday, and had time to check in at the Hotel Mela, a boutique hotel in the Theatre District. Cute room with the three priorities we had - within walking distance of the theaters, a place to collapse at night, and WiFi access. WiFi is a little iffy at night, but good in the morning.

Although New York is having rainy weather right now, we weren't going to let it stop us. We already had tickets for the two hour Circle Line sunset cruise. No sunset, but great cruise and an opportunity to see a number of landmarks. I was here once before, about ten years ago for BEA, but had very little time to play tourist. This time, we're taking advantage of touristy things.

So, here are my pictures from the Circle Line Sunset Cruise.

Circle Line Tours
Circle Line Cruise Ship
U.S.S. Intrepid

Site of First Twin Tower
Brooklyn Bridge

The Statue of Liberty

Final Landmark

Had a light dinner afterward. Even better, was the cheesecake from Junior's that we picked up to take back to the hotel. Junior's is supposed to have some of the best cheesecake in New York, and I have to say it was wonderful. So was the bed, after I peeled myself out of clothing that was absolutely soaked. Good night's sleep, and ready to hit the city the next day.


Vivienne said...

Thank you for sharing your photos. I shall live vicariously through you over your trip as I desperately want to go to New York. I hope you have a fabulous time.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Wonderful pictures, Lesa! Hope you have a great trip. :)

Lesa said...


If you desperately want to get here, you'll make it some day. I waited 10 years to get to Santa Fe, and I loved every bit of it.

Lesa said...

It's been fabulous so far, Elizabeth. Thanks!

Robin's Books said...

Thanks for posting your photos and experiences. I won't have much time to sightsee so am living through yours. :)

Dru said...

I'm so glad you're enjoying my city.

I love when my friends come to visit because I take them everywhere and I get to enjoy it as a tourist.

Anonymous said...

Very nice Lesa! Thanks for sharing the photos and also for taking us with you virtually for cheesecake. No calories, see? LOL

Ingrid King said...

Wonderful photos! New York is my favorite city in the world, and since I can't be there right now, it's fun to get to see it through your eyes!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful time in the Big Apple.

Lesa said...

Thanks, everyone! I'm having a great time. Didn't get to do much sightseeing 10 years ago when I was here. This time, we're making a point of doing it. Walked for over 2 hours in Central Park this morning. Can't tell you more. Saving it for the next blogs! I will say, I walked from 8-3 today, except for my visit at Macmillan. Loved it!