Friday, March 14, 2014

New York New York

I wanted to post some pics of my amazing trip to NYC with a bunch of amazing friends. I posted about it briefly but I didn't do it justice...
We started with lunch at Eataly. Andy took a
Dartmouth bus and the rest of us flew in.  
Friends united!!!

We stopped to pay Theodore Roosevelt's house a visit.
Empire State Building...I didn't realize I was so disturbed by heights. Now is a good time to talk about my attire. I loved my boots which are Merrill's...they make the best shoes from running to hiking to snow boots. My jacket is an REI jacket and I had on a columbia sweater jacket underneath. I didn't realize I would need both jackets the entire time but I'm sure glad I listened to my instincts on that one cause it was COOOOLD but very little lines and therefore we were able to make the most of our NYC trip.
Then off to the Temple. Here is a local missionary...of wait, that's Autumn in her missionary
clothes...she went to Russia on her mission so her missionary clothes came in handy due to cold weather;) After the Temple we ate down the street at a Crepery place. You don't realize how good food is until you haven't eaten in over 8 hours and it's freezin' outside...the food was hot...I am craving it now!!!
Friday started out with a boat ride to see the Statue of liberty. We went all the way to the crown. I led the way up the spiral staircase (arguing with a man that was trying to go down the stairs that led up...(he wouldn't listen to simple directions...he was so hardheaded) anyways, I led the way and we got up to the top in record time...I wasn't even thinking about the height issues I was having and once I got to the last few steps I hear the "Liberty" employee explain that if you turn and look you will see the face of the hit me at that moment where I was and how high "up" I I kept on walking straight down...I didn't sit and look at the view, I just kept on going. Talk about spooky wooky!
Here is a picture of her arm from the crown. The camera is being help out of one of the openings in the crown. It gives my stomach butterflies just thinking about it. Pretty cool pic!
                          The 'old' foot
Ellis Island. I learned so much on this trip...there was so much info.
We didn't have enough time to read everything, there was too much to do.
the 'old' face

9/11 Memorial. I thought this was interesting. Andy stated that she didn't like the memorial at seemed dark and depressing, kind-of gave off a hopeless feeling. I felt similar because the water flows down into a was depressing. It would of had a different vibe if there was a tall wall and water flowing from it but I think the memorial attained it's purpose, 9/11 was a horrible event and a memorial doesn't necessarily have to portray a feeling of happiness or beauty...nothing good has come from the event and it's a dramatic reminder of what we suffered...dark and depressing captured the event well (in my opinion).
We ended the day with Once. I really liked how the play was staged. It was interesting
cause the orchestra was lined around the scene, on stage. The scene never changed,
really. The vocals were amazing! Weird storyline though.
Saturday morning we headed to go to a coveted breakfast spot that was famous for their blueberry pancakes but the wait was waaaay too long so we headed over to Katz's, famous from a scene from 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'. 
One of Mindy's friends from college had an art exhibit going on, so we made a stop. I felt pretty cool, BTW.
We stopped by a 'Tenament' museum. Basically a tenament is building that housed a
bunch of people in very small living quarters back when everyone was migrating over to the U.S.A.
It was very interesting.
Guggenheim, a must. Then we hit up the 'Met'. (I don't have a pic of that on hand).
A stop by Serendipity (NYC). I was sadly disappointed, Serendipity Las Vegas is far superior!
Newsies!!! I grew up watching this and it was awesome to see it in NYC.
Daylan's Candy Bar...coolest place EVER!!! I have
never seen so much candy in one place in my life.
I can't wait to take my kids to one of her stores!!!
We were in town the week before the Superbowl.
These entertainers got a BIG tip from us. We sang
some Stevie Wonder and laughed. It was great!

We visited the Lego store one night...not sure why the pic is sideways.

Magnolia Bakery. Ohhh La La. I could eat all of this. A must stop if you go to NYC.

We went to a brunch Sunday morning at Norma's (reservations only). It was pretty good food. it was one of the few meals we were able to sit and relax and enjoy. I didn't picture my entree cause it seriously looked gross, but it was yummm!

Thank you friends for making NYC so memorable.
I think the next girls trip will be San Fran!!! Can't wait!

1 comment:

Mindy Burns said...

I never knew you posted all these until I was going through my blogs tonight!!! It was such an awesome trip!