We took the Vamoose Bus from DC at 8am and arrived in New York just past noon. After checking into our hotel and dropping off our bags, we grabbed lunch at a hot dog stand.
We were hungry, but didn't want anything to heavy because we would be having afternoon tea at the American Girl Doll Cafe a couple of hours later.
We finished our hot dogs, then did some more last minute shopping before tea (which is a post all its own). After tea, it was time to go back to our hotel, but not before making a stop at another.
We walk to The Plaza, and as soon as it comes into view I think, "No, the hotel where we are staying is DEFINITELY not fancy", at least not by The Plaza standards (though The Parker Meridien is trendy and stylish).
Not only is the hotel fancy, it's crowded, with lots of "posers" - us included - taking pictures in front of the hotel and in the lobby, and while we were there, we encounter another family with two daughters doing the Eloise tour as well.
After our first day in New York and tea at the American Girl Doll Cafe and seeing The Plaza, I have two very happy little ladies who can't wait to discover what else the Big Apple has to offer.
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