On Saturday Emily and I got a late checkout, then set out with no real agenda to make the most of our last hours. We walked up Fifth and finally came upon Tiffany's (next door to Trump Tower, of course). I was doubly thrilled because I had just bought breakfast! Unexpected bucket list item fulfillment!
We headed toward the park and the Upper East Side to go to Laduree. I'd never had a macaron, and after years of reading about them on blogs such as Oh Happy Day, I really wanted to try one. AND it was Bastille Day - how appropriate.
We wandered through Central Park in the general direction of the boathouse. Then we came upon the gorgeous Bethesda Fountain, and I immediately recognized it as the location of a key scene in my family's favorite movie, Mr. Deeds. (Yes - the one with Adam Sandler. I know it's a dumb movie, but we inexplicably love it. My siblings and I can have entire conversations in Deeds quotes and crack ourselves up every time.)
It so happened that the boathouse was right there!
Then we headed back downtown.
We went to FAO Schwarz, where I was very amused by these Faith Hill and Tim McGraw Barbies.
After a brief rest and checking out, we still had an hour or so before we had to leave for the airport. So we left our bags at the desk and went to see the Chrysler Building and Grand Central Station, which were fairly nearby.
With just a few minutes to spare, we decided to walk a few blocks over and see the U.N., but it was deserted and all the flags were gone. I guess they moved and I didn't hear about it. I'm so in touch with international news.
Then it was time to leave. :( I was sad to leave Emily AND New York.
But I WILL BE BACK. Oh yes, I will be back.