Jamalyn, Jessica, Ruthann, and I got an early start as we headed to the Big Apple. The main purpose of the trip was to fulfill the dream of a visit with Jimmy Fallon at a taping of The Tonight Show. Hey hey hey hey!! You might remember I mentioned it in this post celebrating Jamalyn's birthday. She even preached about the upcoming trip, including the video showing her excitement in the moment of acquiring the tickets, in her August 2 sermon entitled 'Prepositions Matter', archived here, if you care to watch. :)
Our first outing was a cab ride to the North River Lobster Company to meet Jessica's friend, Francis, who lives in NYC. It is a restaurant on a boat that takes excursions on the Hudson several times a day.
From the boat, we took a cab to Central Park, with Francis as our guide. It is amazing that this vast green space exists right in the middle of the city.
I think the pigeons were getting more out of the bucket than the horse!
Ruthann over did it a bit with the lunch and the walk, but after rest and rehydration, we were ready for our night at the theater for Phantom of the Opera.