After a slight delay, our voyage to the Big Apple began. Anthony did so great on his first airplane trip! He seemed to find the bumpity bump of the plane and the hum of the engines soothing. When he wasn't dozing, he played on our laps or happily had a bottle.
We arrived in NY (well, Newark airport) on Tuesday at about 5:30 pm. We got so lucky with the weather! After a horrendous winter and then the nor'easter last weekend, spring decided to come just in time for our trip.
This was our hotel: It was in a great location in the heart of the Upper West Side- right across the street from Lincoln Center and just a couple of blocks from Central Park.
The hotel was nice, but they overbooked, and when we arrived they told us all they had was a smoking room! That wasn't going to work, so we had to wait a bit while Daddy calmly discussed the situation with them. Unfortunately, Anthony got a little belligerent with the front desk staff and threw a cell phone at the concierge. The police were called and Anthony had to spend some time "downtown" if you know what I'm saying.
The mug shot
We were starving by the time we bailed Anthony out and checked into our room, so we set out to find some eats. We wound up at a place right next to the hotel. Apparently, no one in NY has ever seen a baby before, and we were treated to a steady stream of folks coming over to welcome Anthony to town!
(There he is behind the wine glass.)
Finally, we all retired to the room to get some much-need rest. Our first night was truly an authentic NY experience!