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Thursday In New York City

Today I will wrap up our April vacation in New York City.

After 3 days of being on the go and up early, when Thursday came we all slept in (I was fighting off a lousy cough) and checked out of the hotel at 11. We had a 3:30 train and literally had one goal for the time we had to kill until the train: PIZZA. We took the subway to what is reportedly the best pizza in the city: John’s of Bleecker.

We were not disappointed! They have an original coal fired oven and the pizza is huge with very thin crust in the middle and big chewy edges – perfect for folding! We weren’t the only tourists there but there were also plenty of locals. The pizza definitely lived up to it’s reputation and I’m so glad we made the effort to go there.

After lunch we walked up to Washington Square and then, worrying about the time, we headed back to the hotel to collect our luggage and go to the train station. The traffic was heavy and we were getting nervous but . . . we needn’t have because once we got to Penn Station we saw that our train had a 90 minute delay. That delay kept getting longer and longer and, believe it or not after all that time we almost missed the train because we went down the wrong escalator, but we finally got on and got seats in the quiet car.

Did I mention I was fighting off a cough? So yeah, there’s me, hacking away and making a fair amount of noise while doing so, and getting glaring looks from everyone around me. I’m pretty sure they all thought I was Typhoid Mary. Good times.

All kidding aside, this trip was nothing but fun! It was great to have all that time for exploring the city, going to shows, eating fabulous food and drinking plenty of wine with Hannah and Dale.

I’m already plotting a return!



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  1. I would definitely make a trek for pizza, especially when it’s as good as that one looks! I’m glad you all had such a good time, and hope your next trip is just as exciting!

  2. We (meaning I) wanted to visit the big American Girl store but, after walking for blocks, we just couldn’t find it, so we turned back. Plus, it was getting late, and we (meaning I) had to pee.

  3. I think you should go back and do all the things you wanted to do in this trip but didn’t, because I love your recaps! I visit NYC vicariously through you, Carole, and you are a great tour guide.

  4. What FUN! I’m so glad you guys had such a good time. (Except for the cough. Bummer on that one.) 🙂

  5. Soooo sorry ’bout that cough. Just a pain in the butt. What a great adventure you all had and what a great way to end it! I’ve not been for 4 or 5 years now…you’re giving me some ideas!

  6. Mmmm, pizza! Now, was it actually that big, or is that just a perspective issue? I really wouldn’t be surprised if it was that big — I mean, that is why you have to fold NYC pizza, right?

  7. For some reason being in the quiet car always makes me cough whether I’m having a cold or not. I can imagine how you must have felt.
    But that pizza looks great!

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