Wednesday, May 09, 2012

NYC!

So we flew in to LGA on Thursday around 11 and hit the ground…running (and then riding in a taxi with a crazy New IMG_1556ewebYork driver).  LOL. 

One of my favorite things from Thursday was getting to see Sister Act On Broadway.  That was amazing.  The way they do the scene changes and the choreography and the amazing live harmony….inCREDible! 

We even had seats on the third row…close enough that a couple of times we got to watch the singers “shower” the conductor standing in front of the orchestra pit just below the stage….lol.  It was well worth the price of tickets.  (The photo is from their website, taken by Joan Marcus, and links back to the show’s site…I just used it because photographs during the show weren’t permitted. =)

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Probably should have skipped that GIANT blackout cupcake right before Sister Act though…lol.  Before that, I never would have thought there would be a thing as TOO MUCH chocolate.  LOL

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If you’re friends with me on facebook, there are a bunch more pictures on there than I will have time/space to share here, but here’s one of the shots of the view from our room. 

The room was awesome, too…I didn’t take any pictures (don’t know what I was thinking) but it was like living in an Ikea showroom.  One room, and it had a couch, bed, and also had a large fridge/freezer, stovetop burner, microwave, sink…basically all the stuff you would need to COOK in your room if you were staying longer than a day or two.  And the shower was made for tall people…I LOVE lucking out and getting a room in which you don’t have to duck to get under the shower head.  =)  SWEET!

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KC loves cemeteries (and so do I…as long as I’m not taking up permanent residence there), so we went through this one at Trinity Church.  Alexander Hamilton was buried there, along with Robert Fulton (the guy who invented the steamship), and a couple of others that we recognized either their names or their accomplishments.  Pretty amazing.  IMG_1634eweb

The food was intense.  Thankfully, there was so much walking, we didn’t gain too many extra pounds coming home.  Haha.  I have to look for a bright side on the walking because the other side of it was PAINFUL.  You don’t know walking in the south…we all get in the car to run across the street.  Everybody walks up there!  From one side of the city to the other.  =)  IMG_1650eweb

They also ride the subway…which is not a great place for you if you are a germaphobe with personal space issues. I am all of the above.  But it beat walking, and in theory, I love the idea of subways.  =) 

Central Park was pretty awesome, too.  All this green space right in the middle of the city.  We even saw Michael J Fox walking his dog right outside Central Park.  Our only major celebrity sighting.  Pretty awesome. 

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IMG_1740ewebTimes Square at night was CRAZY.  We were hanging out waiting for a show that was supposed to start in the middle of TS but this crazy dude who’s only apparent purpose was giving Christianity a bad name started ranting and making a scene.  We tried to stick it out but eventually decided to just head back.  Some people are nuts.  Apparently a lot of those “some” people hang out in places like NYC.  LOL.  

And then the four of us plus Matt (who met us there in NY) in front of our hotel right before we all split up to go home.  =(

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All in all, an amazing trip!

2 comments:

  1. How cool! Believe it or not, I had no idea there was a Sister Act musical. I bet that would be fun as all get out :) Glad that you have a wonderful time.

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  2. Looks Awesome! LOL! :) Matt looks so weird in that pic!! Lol. Which isn't far from real life! :b I miss him though. Glad it was fun!! :)

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