I really do ♥ New York City. The real excitement of any trip to NYC starts when I see the skyline and then land at LaGuardia. My anticipation builds as my taxi approaches Midtown. I love the energy of the city. This time, I was even more excited when we arrived at our hotel. First, our hotel (AKA Central Park) was wonderful - located just south of Central Park right behind the Plaza Hotel. Second, Alabama was losing to South Carolina. Then, Auburn beat Kentucky. During half time, we ran out to a local cafe and grabbed dinner so we could watch the rest of the game. This was shaping up to be a great trip.