"Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning." Psalm 30:5

Monday, December 6, 2010

The Big Apple -Day Four

When I sleep until 9:30, you know I must have been really tired!!  I can't remember the last time I slept that late.    Doug did some research and found a great place for brunch - The Popover Cafe.  It was delicious and we all ordered different things so we could share - corn beef hash, an omelette, and french toast:)  But first, they bring you homemade popovers!

Inside Macy's
Macy's Window Watchers

After we finished brunch, we took the subway over to Macy's to do some Christmas shopping and to see the windows.  Nightmare!!!  None of us lasted very long:)  The crowds were just amazing - wall to wall people!!  We stayed long enough for me to take a few pictures and to see the front windows - the theme this year is "Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus" and buy a little something for Doug's stocking.  I needed some help (from Doug) picking out his gift so we went to a nice men's shop that he likes.  Much nicer shopping experience and he found just what he wanted!!!  I learned long ago not to buy items of apparel without approval:)

 Leigh Anne and I saw some little girls with American Girl shopping bags and thought it would be fun to walk through the store.   I used to love to sew for Janet and Sarah (and my) dolls.  When we got there, the line was about three blocks long just to get in!  We decided to save that for another visit.  During the afternoon, we did some more shopping,  walked over to see where Doug's office is located, and stopped for coffee.  We walked through Central Park back to their neighborhood so I could experience Doug's daily walk to work.

Skaters in Central Park

Dinner was at the Shake Shack - hamburgers, cheese fries and a shared shake.  Doug and Leigh Anne discovered this place last summer and told me about it several times.  My turn!   We stopped for two different chocolate chip cookies on the way home - needed to do a "taste test"!!
Leigh Anne & Doug - bundled up for the cold!!!  Shake Shake in the background.

Leigh Anne with her camera.
Stocking time!!
We were planning to open Christmas presents Sunday morning, but Doug couldn't stand it anymore!!  We opened presents and played with our gifts Saturday night!!!  Great fun.  Doug and Leigh Anne surprised me with a Kindle - and I do mean surprised me.  I love it!!!! I had time to get it charged and ready for my flight home.

My New KINDLE!!!!


Sarah said...

hey! i want christmas early too!!

Leigh Anne said...

I love your NYC posts!!! Ofcourse I do ;)
Thanks for spending such great time with us, even though we were at work all day! We look forward to the next time :)!