We decided to take a trip down to NYC prior to Christmas so we could see the sites and I could try to get some pictures since it would be our last Christmas in the area if everything works out right. So two days before we headed down and hopped on the train in Milford, it was a little busy but we thought ‘no big deal, it’ll get better’. We couldn’t have been more wrong, the train got more and more crowded as we made stops. I had assumed we missed rush hour but I think everyone else had the same idea, that was to leave a little later in the day. We survived the ride standing the whole way, the only positive is that the conductor never made it to us so we rode down for free. (We took advantage of that and I’ll post about it next.)
When we got off the train at Grand Central we grabbed a quick bite down in the food concourse and then headed up to the street to walk down to Bryant Park and see the rink there. On the way out we ran in to this guy, he wasn’t bad but getting a good shot was tough with all the people walking by.
We got down to Bryant Park and wandered the stalls and found some seats to do some people watching, I didn’t take too many shots of the skaters, it was nice to be able to sit and relax a bit.
We wandered over to Times Square.
We wandered down to Macy’s to check out their famous Christmas window displays, then we headed back to Times Square to check out some stores.
Times Square was lit up when we got back to the center of it.
We left Times Square and headed East so we could go see the ice rink at Rockefeller Center, along the way were some note-worthy decorations.
It was a pretty tiring day but I wanted to try to get a good shot of the tree in Bryant Park before we left, I didn’t really get what I was after but we did get some amazing kettle corn.