The sun finally came out on day 3 of our trip. We got up early to take advantage of the good weather, but first we had a quick breakfast around the corner.

The walls opened up which was really nice!

Then we went over to SoHo, which is a big shopping area. The feel of SoHo was drastically different… things seemed a lot more relaxed here, and the buildings seemed a little less cramped. It felt a lot like Old Town Pasadena to me with the relaxed atmosphere and tons of little clothing shops.

Next stop was Battery Park where we could get a view of the Statue of Liberty. We were short on time, so we didn’t actually take the ferry over to it.

In battery park was this small memorial to the World Trade Center.

We passed through Chinatown and Little Italy… the destination was Katz’s Delicatessen. I love pastrami – but after eating here, I realized I’ve NEVER HAD pastrami! When you order this $14 sandwich on rye, the person at the counter brings out a big steaming slab of meat and slices off a few pieces for you try just to make sure that you want it. It’s kind of like tasting the wine at a nice restaurant before they pour you a glass… except instead of wine, you get hot juicy meat.

I’m having a hard time thinking… pastrami on the brain… the rest of the pics are below. On the way to Rockefeller Center, we stopped at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Then we went to the roof of the Rockefeller Center. Then super nice dinner at Daniel NYC.

Sorry, not a lot of pics from Daniel… what do you expect? It’s a nice restaurant… and I didn’t want to be the little kid there on a special occasion while others seemed to be eating at their nightly spot for some wine and good food. The ambiance was the nicest I’ve ever seen… the service was impeccable and the food was good too. Ever notice at really nice French restaurants that you can never understand what the waiter is saying through his heavy accent? Oh did I mention that it’s EXPENSIVE? Holy moly… I am probably never going there again.