Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I LOVE NEW YORK!!!


A couple of weeks ago Mike and I were able to go to NYC with our friends, Tiffani and Jeremy for the weekend!  We had an absolute blast!!!!  The first night, Tiff and I saw Mary Poppins, 7th row orchestra seating!  I loved it!!!! 
 Google the song 'supercalifragiliztixpealidocious" (sp?) and you will see what they do in the play.  Amazing.  If any of you are going to NYC, don't buy Broadway tickets in advance......just go to the half price ticket booth.  That is of course, if you are flexible in what you see.  Jer and Tiff were the luckiest..... 3rd row, orchestra seating, center, to WICKED!!!!! Mike and I are seeing it in a couple of months and so we decided not to join them.  We went to the Wicked Ticket booth and asked if they had any seats available for Sat.  These two seats were a cancellation and so if they had enough cash, the seats were theirs!  We told them to jump on those seats!!!!  They loved it!
My 3 favorite things were: Mary Poppins; World Trade Center TRIBUTE CENTER; and then not being there with my kids.  
Word to the wise.....people around WTC are still very sensitive about it.  We got off of the subway and asked a police officer and contruction worker where the WTC museum was.  Their reply was, "it is NOT a museum, it is a tribute center."  So I asked, "Where is the WTC Tribute Center?" and then they told us where to go. The tribute center was amazing.  I highly recommend it to everyone!  The crazy thing is that there were a lot of 'memorabilia' from AON employees.  It just put more of a personal touch for Mike and I. You get completely frozen in time looking at everything and reading what people were doing that morning. I completely lost my emotions when Mike came up to me and told me of a picture a little child had drawn and it says, "Daddy, I hope you are having fun in heaven."  After going through the group tour, we saw another officer and asked if we could ask some questions.  He said, hesitantly, "OK".  I asked how many buildings are they rebuilding.  He looked at me and said, "None.  They aren't REBUILDING any of them.  They are just building new buildings."  I asked, "Are people ok with
 that?"  He looked at me and said, "They didn't ask us, we didn't have a say in it."  That is when I thanked him and left him alone.  Of course, their sensitivity is completely understandable but I just felt like a jack ass that is all.

We had an absolute blast!  Did I say that?  I just loved walking around and seeing everything!  Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Central Park, Empire State Building, if you spent a week there, you still wouldn't see everything.  I am ready to go back.  thank you to Kim, Molly and Chloe Ann for watching the Kelly crazies!

6 comments:

Jen said...

WHAT? No picture of the naked cowboy? :-) Looks like a absolutely blast of a trip. And you will love Wicked!!

Tara said...

Lets get a girls trip in the making. How fun.

Holly said...

Sounds like you guys had a lot of fun! I hope to go someday. Looking forward to seeing all the girls this month. It's been too long for me!

Erica said...

I absolutely LOVE New York!! It looks like you guys had a wonderful time. How fun :)

coccifamily said...

I love NYC. We all need to go together, or leave the men and kids home!! Glad you had a great time.

Tiff and Jer said...

I had so much fun with you guys. I still think about the great Stardust diner and want to go visit it when I have a late night craving. Thanks for the fun memories.