Talk about an early morning...we decided to go the filming of the Today Show. Unfortunately, it was also a Friday, in the summer, which meant they were having a concert in front of the studio, and to top it off, it was Rascal Flatts. So, Perry left the hotel at 4:45, and we walked down about 30 minutes later. Turns out we were probably about 4 hours too late to get close to the stage. Still, it we did manage to push up close to a side barricade so we could see the TV screens and get Daniel Radcliffe's autograph. And, it was quite an experience.
We headed back to the hotel around 8:30, and the girls and I decided to head to the Manhattan Children's Museum. This was probably the only disappointment of our trip. The girls had fun, but I couldn't believe how small this place is. I guess I'm just spoiled by the McWane Center, but after about an hour we were ready to leave.
That afternoon we went to Fred's office in Rockefeller Center. We were so lucky to get access to the beautiful roof gardens on his building. Then Fred took us up to the Top of the Rock, which was absolutely amazing.
We walked back to the hotel to get our bags, and moved to Fred's apartment in the West Village. It was really great to spend the weekend in an apartment in a neighborhood, away from the office buildings and tourist shops. We were just a few blocks from Washington Square, and we had lots of great neighborhood restaurants within walking distance. Many many thanks to Susan and Fred for their great hospitality!