Part 1 Arriving in NYC
For Christmas this year I wanted to do something special for my mom and even my self. I was starting to think of Christmas back in September of this year. I could not think of any gifts so I thought a trip would be better for the both of us and create new happy memories. So I booked us a trip to the city for the weekend. Our flight to the city was smooth. We got to the new yorker hotel around 1-130pm. We checked in and even paid for an upgrade in the room. But first was lunch at the tick tock dinner. We both love that place. We had a wonderful seat at the window both us happy to be here in the city and both in happy shock that we were accutualy in the city! The city was busy but it had a Christmas feel all around and thats what the trip was themed after! Mom and breakfast and I had a nice hot, fresh corn beef sandwich.
It was nice to hear the Christmas music playing in the backround. We talked about what we wanted to do, going to Bryant Park to the Christmas village and just enjoying our selves the best we can. We even took a nice photo of our selves. I told her that I would be doing my best to treat for everything on this trip but when the check came she bought us lunch. After we paid we slowly got up and walked thru the hotel back into the cold new york, december weather. It took a little while but we got a taxi and we were off to Christmas Village!
Part 2 Christmas Village (Bryant Park)
We got to brant park and once again my mom was so happy to be there she even said she was so happy that she was going to cry! I know that feeling! NY is so special in many ways. While walking into the park we saw some people with some cute santa hats and now we know the why we came to the park to look for some damm santa hat! But while looking for the hat we walked around most of the park very slowly looking at most of the little shops! Then we came across the Bryant Park store and I saw a sweat shirt and a hat that I liked. Mom picked it up for me as a gift! But since it was cold she had the hat on! (We had did that back in 97 at a Stones concert, it was so cold we bought a hat and we shared it though out the show) So I was happy about the hat and the shirt. I wanted to get to the ice skaiting rink and the tree to take some photos. We finaly got the tree and took some nice photos with each other, also the fog in the sky and with the tree. It was so nice!
At this point we were kind of tired to be honest and some what yelling at each other, also my foot was hurting. After talking about it, we gave up on the santa hat and said its just stuff and it was not imporant. Mom did find a new wallet though so I was pleased with that! After a long while of walking we found a cab and went back to the hotel. We got back to the room and I went back down stairs to get her a glass of wine and a slice of strawberry cheese cake. $26 later I brought the wine and the cake back to the room. I wanted to let her settle down for the night. I, on the other hand went out to enjoy NY at night but very close to the hotel!
Part 3 No Way from the AMC Theaters
So after making sure mom was okay I was off to the theater! (First time going to the theater since well Halloween Kills.) Across the street I bought dinner a hot dog. (You gotta get a street dog!) Then a few feet later was the AMC theater. Now before going to NY I looked at prices of tickets and kind of shocking but not really! I looked to see at what movies were playing and the dominating movie was Spider-Man No Way Home. Lots of showtimes to choose from, Some just starting and some very late night like 130am and ending around 430am! So I chose to see it in one of the best theaters they have. Dolby theater with Atmos Sound and reclining seats! I was out on a NY Date with my self! Ticket cost $25, and Popcorn and Soda cost $18...was it worth the money? Yes it sure was! In the best city in the world seeing a fun movie! The audience I saw it with were well amazing! Just what I wanted and expected! People cheering, laughing, having a great time! The film was well fun, a nice mix tape of Spider-Man Past! Marvel got the idea from the film that came out a few years ago The Spider-Verse. It was good to get out.
When I left the theater I was smiling from ear to ear just happy to be in the city because well the city makes me happy. It's been a hell of a year this year (once again) And When I booked this trip I told my self this is not just a gift for mom but its a gift to my self because we and my self REALLY need something to LOOK FOWARD TO! So much sadness and loss the past 2 years! So I was with a happy face thinking that we were so lucky to be in the city and Christmas was on its way! Got back to the hotel around 930 and mom was still up. I helped her out. I changed into my Pjs and we both went to bed. But we talked a lot. She once again was thanking me so much for this trip and I told her that she was more then welcome and I was happy to be on the trip also with her!
Part 4 The Windows of Christmas
Mom and I woke up with energy...well kind of...more me then her. I got dressed and told her I'll give her some time to get up and get dressed. I told her I was going outside for awhile to take photos of the movie theater. So I left. Walked outside into the cold December air with the sun out and the wind blowing. I looked at the movie theater and said no I'll pass. I thought I should take a walk down to Macy's and take photos of the windows. So I walked down the block and saw the department store. I then took some photos of the windows. Toy Windows, Clothes Windows and the main Macy's Christmas windows in the front of the store. After taking the photos I walked back to the hotel.
Part 5 Breakfast at the Tick Tock/Macy's
We got into tick tock a little later then we thought but we had some nice breakfast. I had a tall order of choclate chip pancakes with not much syrup. The more I cut them up I saw that it was valnella and chocklate chips in there so it was a nice mix. Mom had avacato, tomato with an egg on toast. She thought it was okay. It was a nice time eating dinner there...but we kind of knew that it would be the last meal of the day. After breakfast we slowly walked to Macy's. While walking up there we stopped into a local store with all NY stuff. Mom bought a hat and I saw something that I liked, it was a black Brooklyn sweatshirt with the bridge on it. Also picked the shirt up because our dog is named Brooklyn.
We got to Macy's, it was nice but to be honest it was a bit overwhelming for mom because her feet started to hurt and they had no wheelchairs. She wanted to do a few floors but at that point we could only choose 1 floor. So I let her choose. Then after that it was my turn. We spent more time waiting on an elevator then shopping. It was about time to go to the airport sad to say. So I left mom at Macy's and I walked back to the hotel and picked up our bag and then walked all the way back to Macy's for mom.
Part 6 A Delyed Sleigh Ride Home
It took sometie to wait and grab a taxi we finaly got one. We were going back to LGA to our flight home. Our afternoon flight was delyed from 3pm till 350 till 425. We ended up getting back to ILM around 630 and got home around 730. I am so happy that I came up with the idea that this trip would be a great Christmas gift for the both of us this year. We really did need this trip by year's end. It brought us new happy memories with each other and that was worth everything to the both of us and is priceless! I love my mom so much with all my heart and I wanted to do something very special for her and I am glad that I was able to.