It’s Christmas Time in the [New York] City!

Even though I’m admittedly not a huge fan of NYC (especially after a not-so memorable trip last summer), I’ve dreamed of going there with Jamie at Christmastime.

Last week, I got my wish and we did a lot of things on my bucket list:

The tree at Rockefeller Plaza.

A late-night stop at Time Square.

This was fun though we were disappointed at only finding exorbitantly overpriced franchised restaurants there and so we made the long trek back to our hotel hoping to stop along the way. You know that claim New York is the city that never sleeps?

We couldn’t find anything open along that popular 2-mile stretch besides cheap pizza and sleazy bars.

We stopped by the home of the Rockettes. As an homage to them, we did our own Rockettes-esque kicks.

Just in case you didn’t notice, those are our feet at the bottom of the picture and yes, that is about as high as we could get them.

Don’t expect to see us performing at Radio City Music Hall anytime soon.

One afternoon, we went in search of chestnuts roasting on an open fire. After wandering around to no avail, we came upon 34th street, wherein I exclaimed, “WHERE IS MY MIRACLE?”

Turns out I found them there in front of the renowned Macy’s and we were delighted to try chestnuts for the first time.

One of our favorite movies is Serendipity starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale. In case you haven’t seen the romantic-comedy, it is set in NYC at Christmastime so upon Jamie’s recommendation, we recreated our own Serendipity date.

We went skating at Central Park.

OK, admittedly we didn’t actually go skating. It was a combination of my snobby Canadian skating roots where I’d skate for miles for free on frozen rivers and the fact we would have had to drop almost $40 to skate for a 1/2 hour.

We stopped in at the famous Waldorf Astoria.

We went to Serendipity, the charming restaurant the movie was based upon where we ate burgers drowned in delicious barbecue sauce and their signature frozen hot chocolate.

This was only a small sampling of what we crammed into our NYC stay but if I had to sum it all up, I’d say it was all about….

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