Wednesday, September 05, 2012

The Empire State Building Observation Deck

Late last night, as Dick and I were walking back to our hotel after a show and dinner, we walked past Bryant Park and noticed how close we were to the Empire State Building. We also noted that it was an unbelievably gorgeous and clear night.

I had never been to the top of the Empire State Building before. Dick had been several years back, but he thinks it was during the day.

We decided we'd never have a better evening to experience the observation level of the Empire State Building and made our way over around 11:30pm. (they are open until 2:00am each morning)

We waited in a fairly short line (maybe 15 minutes) to get through security, but after that, it was smooth sailing, and no lines at all.

The view and experience from the top was simply magical. The weather was perfect - low 70s, perfectly clear, no wind at all. Just beautiful. We even got a view of a lightening storm lighting up the skies miles away over New Jersey.

I'm so glad we had a chance to experience a perfect night on top of the Empire State Building. I really can't imagine the conditions being any better than they were - a perfect evening, with the man I love. :)

our view of the Empire State Building from Bryant Park

Our ride (by ourselves!) in the elevator going up the Empire State Building

the view from the top!

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