Saturday, August 25, 2007


Nathan surprised me a couple of days ago with the news that we are going on vacation, without Jaxon, to NYC in October! WAHOO!! I am so excited. I have only been there once before and I didn't get to see a lot of the touristy stops. I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to see a real Broadway show, the statue of liberty, Eiffel Tower, Central Park etc. I love big cities so this is a real treat.

Leave me a comment with some "must sees" while we are there and we will try to plug it all in!



Shelia said...

There is nothing like Times Square at night. Central Park is a paradox. You get a couple of blocks in and it is difficult to remember you are in one of the busiest cities in the world. You feel like you are in Gatlinburg. I would add Chinatown to your list. The fish markets, and fresh produce markets are remarkable. Of course, if you are at all nauseous with this pregnancy, the fish markets might do you in. But, it is beautiful to stand on Mott Street and look as far as you can see in either direction and all the signs are in Chinese. It makes you feel like you are in another country. Eat ethnic. And, visit Jon and Christy Tyson on the Upper West side. Their neighborhood is lovely. Finally, Yaffa Cafe in the Village has a great vibey atmosphere and fantastic food. Enjoy!

Mark Jaffrey said...

Along with the Eiffel Tower, you should see the Louvre Gallery, the Champs Elysee, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Triumphe and, if you're feeling spooky, the catacombs!

Cherie <> said...

I think my sister would probably say the Empire State Building, Ground Zero, the biggest Toys-R-Us ever, and definitely Central Park. I say my sister because she has been to NYC and I haven't, so she definitely knows all the "must sees." When she went with her friends, they also took a train to DC for a couple of days to sight see over there. Have fun!

Amanda said...


I just stopped by your blog wondering if you had mentioned some loser-y girl you got to know this weekend, and lo, I discover that you were a bit frustrated the week before the retreat. So I thought I'd have a one-sided dialog with you.

Bethany, I feel loved and cared for by you because: You are passionate, open, and honest about your marriage and others' marriages. You made an effort, you worked hard, prayed hard, and perhaps stepped out of your comfort zone by inviting so many.

And this reminds me of my childhood because...

I was always chosen last in gym class. Haha. I don't know.

Like you and Nathan, John and I were extremely blessed by pre-marital counseling, which is where we made a commitment to try to attend some type of marriage conference/retreat EVERY year. So in the two years of our marriage, this was our second retreat. It came right at the time we were looking for one, praying for one, and looking and praying for more Christian couples/friends.

So even though John and I weren't on the brink of divorce or anything serious like that, we did need this retreat, Bethany, and we needed to be invited, and we needed to be fed. So thank you. You made a huge difference.

One Busy Mom said...

Best advice: Eat street pizza and get apples or hot dogs at lunch. The street food is fabulous and reasonable. Then at night have a great meal.

Also, make sure you guys know about the TKTS booth to get discounted broadway tickets. It's right in the middle of time sqaure and the line moves really fast.

Ellis Island was really an incredible day if you have the time.

Bethany said...

I LOVE Greenwich Village and think it's something you would totally enjoy as well. The shops there have some cheaper, more funky clothing and it's a great place to find an excellent hole in the wall coffee shop when you want a break from the high-paced city style.

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