Goodbye my love

For our last night in Manhattan we hung out in the Village for most of the time. We had such a nice dinner outside and wandered around forever. I was so sad to be leaving!! I am seriously thrilled that we are going to California next because I don't think I could handle it if we were leaving yet! I'm always so sad to leave New York. To be honest I really want to live here and I hope that could happen in the future. Sometimes I get such culture shock, though! Living in New York can be brutal!! American living in general is either really bad or really amazing. I'm definitely OK with taking a chance and hoping it would be super awesome, but right now it's not quite the time. Soon I hope!

One of the things I adore in New York is coming across huge landmarks by accident, there are so many of them so it happens quite frequently. On the way back from lower Manhattan to 59th street we saw statue of liberty, Rockefeller center, the Chrysler building, Empire State Building and Central Park all by chance. I thought that was amazing. It was a nice good-bye to the city. I'm going to miss it so much!!

Until next year Manhattan!! <3 <3 <3

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NBC

We did a lot of stumbling in New York and one of the things we stumbled upon was NBC. We wondered around for a while before finding out that that's where they shoot Jimmy Fallon. That was an exciting find! We didn't see Fallon himself, unfortunately. I used to dislike him a lot because he remind me of the character Ted in How I Met Your Mother. I hate Ted. Which means I obviously hate(d) Jimmy Fallon. However, I discovered: one can not hate Jimmy Fallon. So now I like him lots! He's the funniest!

We browsed the gift shop at NBC as well and found lots of mugs and tees with Jimmy Fallon, Friends and other weird things to put on tees and mugs. There was also a candy section where I found Haribo's peach candy and chocolate covered pretzels. Just YAY.

Little Italy

I love Little Italy, I think it's the cutest place. I really needed a new bigger bag, all the handbags I brought with me were tiny. I had been looking forever, but the ones in the store were either super expensive or bad looking. I happened to wander into a tiny, dodgy looking store in Little Italy that apparently sold fake handbags. That's where I happened to find the perfect bag! Thankfully it wasn't a fake either, it was just a nothing bag by no one which suited me great and it wasn't expensive either. You've seen it in a few posts already and you'll basically see it in all future posts, haha!

Playground

We spent some time playing with Louise's kids at the playground in Yonkers. Louise's kids are so funny so it was a blast. I can't remember the last time I was on a swing. When I was a kid we used to run as fast as we could to get the swings before anyone else when the bell rang in school, haha! It's still so fun even though you only go back and forth. The stuffed monkey I'm holding is called Lola and she's a whole other story which I will post about later.

One of Louise's kids are almost two years old and Ken put it perfectly, he acts like a drunk person. He would crack me up so much, hahaa, he's just the funniest. I laugh just thinking about it! He would speak full sentences that no one else understood, want things out of reach and cry, run as fast as he could only to fall and then cry again and walk around on his tiny, tiny legs. All of which we have all done while drunk.

Bronx Zoo

Apparently our New York trip became a bit animal themed with a trip to Central Park Zoo and a whole day at the Bronx Zoo. Bronx Zoo was enormous, we were there for so many hours and we still didn't see it all. It was a great time to bond with Louise who was kind enough to let us stay with her, cook for us and take us places. She is amazing and so are her kids so it was so much fun spending the day with them.

 Ken watched the Frozen, Let It Go, music video with this little guy for the billionth time. Ken recalls him not being able to sing the words so he would sing loud and proud: "Goooo Gooo". So cute!

Ken watched the Frozen, Let It Go, music video with this little guy for the billionth time. Ken recalls him not being able to sing the words so he would sing loud and proud: "Goooo Gooo". So cute!

 That guy is like three times my age

That guy is like three times my age

Louise's kid, as you can see in the pictures, is not one bit shy and she was determined to show us everything cool. She had been there many times before and it was great to have a little guide. We saw so many scary, funny, fluffy, cute animals. It was great! It's a lot bigger than Central Park Zoo. If you are planning on going try to remember to bring some food and drinks because you'll be there for a while and what they sell there is so expensive and there is very little to choose from.