We ate a little breakfast and slowly got to stirring about the room to get dressed for our day.
On our stays in NYC, we have spent a lot of time in Manhattan. Today we would be spending time in one of the true neighborhoods. The houses and their architecture are so different from what we are used to seeing. But Greenwich truly has it's own beauty.
Robin had seen Neil Patrick Harris on a talk show promoting a Mystery Theatre/Scavenger Hunt/Tour called Accomplice. So, a few weeks before we left we decided to get tickets and do the Accomplice: The Village tour. Oh, what fun!!!
|Stacy and Fonda with other tour members at a local coffee shop/cafe.|
|Stacy and Fonda with a cast member with the best sense of delivery.|
Oh, and that picture above? That is one of the cast members and he reminded me so much of one of my cousins that I could not stop laughing! He was so witty!!! And when I envisioned those words coming out of James, Jr.'s mouth...I nearly doubled over with laughter! (As a side note: James Jr. dresses nothing like that (he's too cool for overalls)...it was just something in his face and that southern accent that reminded me of him.)
After the 'show', we hung out to watch the next group make their way through to the big reveal. Then, upon the recommendation of some of the Accomplice staff, we went to Lupa Osteria Romana for lunch. This is one of Mario Batali's restaurants and would require reservations or a long, long wait for dinner...but we were able to walk right in for a late afternoon lunch!
|Robin and Stacy at Lupa|
|Fonda at Lupa|
With full stomachs, we decided to walk a little of it off by heading down the street to Washington Square Park.
We watched as street performers jumped over five people.
We stopped to take pictures of this beautiful sidewalk chalk art. (The artist was being interviewed for televison at the time.)
We took our time, strolling up 5th Avenue and then across to 7th Avenue past Madison Square Garden where the New York Rangers were hosting the Pittsburgh Penguins. But for the biggest part of our stay Linsanity was in full swing! (Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks) My oldest son wanted a jersey so bad he could taste it. Unfortunately, the whole city was sold out!
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. I haven't been in a wax museum since I was a teenager and we made a weekend trip to Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Just inside the front door, Robin ran into Justin Timberlake.
And then we were all three captured by King Kong and carried up the side of the Empire State Building.
Stacy ran into one of her all time favorites, Lucille Ball. Can you say, "Vita-meat-a-veg-a-min"?
After Madame Tussaud's, we walked over to Toloache on 50th Street. Julian Medina's Mexican Bistro is one that Robin found on one of our previous NYC excursions...and one worth returning to again and again. (Another Iron Chef America chef too!)
It was a short walk back to the Warwick where it was time to kick off the shoes and sit a spell. After all, we still had another day of fun ahead of us!