Sunday Mom went to Ellis Island in the morning, while Rob and I stayed home and worked. Then we all met up for church. After church I was sooooooo looking forward to Island Burgers and Shakes, and we get the and it is CLOSED!!!! For Memorial Day. What kind of crap is that! We ate at Five Napkin Burger instead. Rob spilled his beer in my lap. The food was good. After dinner we walked over to Rockefeller Plaza for Top of the Rock. Here is a picture of me and Mom. It doesn't look like much, but that bright light is the Empire State Building.
Here are all of the reasons that I recommend Top of the Rock as an attraction (especially over the Empire State Building) The price is about the same. (ESB is more if you pay for the line cutting express ticket) There is NO LINE, I mean NO LINE at all! The first area has a history of the building and a model of the Plaza and buildings. The photo op (which we didn't do) is a green screen where they sit you on the famous beam where the workers are having lunch (when we saw that we kind of wished we had done the photo op). Then there are some short videos to watch if you choose. Then you go up. And there are THREE FLOORS with different patio over looks. The 67 gives great north and south views - this is where we took the picture. Then you go up to 68 and get a 360 view (and a gift shop where I talked mom into buying a black mug that reveals a picture of men on beam when filled with a hot beverage - does it work mom?) We couldn't go to the 69th floor because of possible lightening that may have been spotted. But I don't think we missed much.
Re-Cap: NO LINES, GREAT VIEW, GOOD PRICE, and did I mention NO LINES!!!
Monday we went to Mom's favorite restaurant, Max Brenner. Where we got there 5 minutes after they stopped serving breakfast, but convinced our waiter to ask teh chef if we could still order anyhow - we could. So we ate a HUGE breakfast, and I had the bright idea to get a peanut butter crepe for desert. I was so full I couldn't walk. But walk we did - a nice stroll through Central Park.
Thanks mom for visiting. I had a great time.
PS - a couple of pictures of me and Rob.
Top of the Rock - see the Empire State Building