Saturday, July 12, 2014

New York - Day 5

We got up at 6:30 to get ready to go racing.  Race starts at 8:00 and we need to walk there - without getting lost.  We found our corral and got ready to go.  My official time was 0:44:01.  I could've done better but I ran more than half the race with Sophie and Remi - her pace is a bit slower than my usual pace - but that’s ok.  It was her first race and she did very well.  Remi and I are very proud of her.  She only had to walk twice - her first time running more than 3 km.

After the race, we went to the hotel to wash and change.  We then took the bus to go up top of the Empire State Building.  Nice view of the city - but obstructed view of the park - too bad.  This is a big city!  I preferred the day view to the night one.  
Tyra and I
We walked back to our hotel with stops at Macy’s - the biggest store in the world. Quite ridiculous really!  It's 9 stories of stores - and the store takes up an entire block! 

 We also stopped at the HBO store to find some Game of Thrones and finally Madame Tussauds wax museum.  We had dinner at Junior’s.  

We will soon be going to see a Broadway show called the Cripple of Inishmaan with Daniel Radcliffe.  I look forward to just sitting and enjoying the show!  I've walked a ridiculous amount of km this week!  Sitting will be nice!

A couple more pictures...
beautiful building is being turned into train or subway station

The beautiful Nelson Mandela


  1. I LOVE your travel blog, Nathalie! It's almost as good as being there with you... sort of. I bet you could find A LOT of people to talk to in New York- have you been as forward as usual chatting it up with people there?!?!? :)

  2. Thanks Ann! It's really a city you have to see for yourself to understand the size of it - pictures and words just can't do it justice... There sure are a lot of people I could chat it up with! Sane ones and insane ones =)