Day 1-Most of us have known each other since high school and have traveled extensively together, so as we are turning 60, it's time for a girl trip. This year, one of us has had a particulately rough year, so we decided her favorite place should be our destination.
Flying on American Airlines yesterday, we had no issues and arrived early. We had not prebooked a ride (long story) and needed a large vehicle so we ended up with a stretch limo. Really a comfortable and fun way to drive from the airport.
After checking in the the Time Square Intercontinental, we decided our first of many meals should happen quickly...as we were all famished. Although we didn't have a plan, we quickly decided on one of the first restaurants we came to near our hotel, Giovanni Restaurante. Stellas and garlic bread were our appetizer. Delicious! Two ordered salad and the consensus was the blue cheese won handily. We ordered three small pizzas. The white pizza, a simple mozzarella, tomato and basil, and an Italian sausage and veggie combo were ordered. The white and basil were yummy. Good food and drink plus lively conversation made our first dinner fantastic.
We decided to walk around a bit, since we'd been sitting all day, so we headed toward Top Of The Rock to watch the sunset. Shopping intervened so we didn't make it, but enjoyed walking around the Today Show area as well as GMA and several points in between. After a couple of hours, we decided to call it a night. We had Live With Kelly tickets and had to leave around 7 the next morning, so we said our goodnights and were in bed by 10. We vowed NOT to get to bed that early again this week! Day 2 tomorrow.Edited: 28 June 2012, 03:49