"they left us something more precious than silver and gold..."

Friday, February 27, 2009

i don't know where you're from...

*NEW YORK CITY*

We had a crazy fun trip to NYC this past weekend. Me & my sister Emily surprised Cam & Matt with Duke basketball tickets to play St. John's at Madison Square Gardens (a good excuse to visit the Big Apple!). Thus began our adventures...we saw so much in 3 and half days, it's kinda weird!



Here's to...a Blue Devils Victory, seeing Bobby Knight, Madison Sq Gardens, ESPN Zone in Times Square, Gyros & Falafel at Pick a Pita, Starbucks Carmel Apple Cider, the Gray Line Hop on Hop Off bus, dinner at Gonzalez! Gonzalez!, Magnolia bakery, Empire State Building, our hotel the New Yorker, a horse drawn carraige ride around Rockefeller & Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, to Soho / "Noho" / & "House-tin"


...to Cam "I'm going to try something new at every meal" YEP those are Chinese Beef Crepes from Big Wong's...lesson learned, he was sick the entire next day. disgusting. to CHINATOWN (seriously my least favorite) : warm pee tea, questionable bathrooms, "I'll give you $5 bucks for it" "Aw shee....I buy for you!!!" and I've never seen people slurp Chinese food like that, I'm not sure I'll ever eat Chinese again.


...to shopping and Century 21 and finding some super cute purses "fashion worth fighting for!"


to...my red coat in every picture and I swear the reason people kept saying I was from out of town (sorry it wasn't black for you locals!!!), to the boys mastering subway travel & to those big subway rats, to our tour guide: "you don't even know if those hotdog vendors be washin their hands" or "after you hear the first knock, you got two minutes to get your money back...I know I been involved in 5 raides"...um, okay


to Matt asking a lady at a little pizza joint for a refill & to the lady who went seriously off on him: "boy, I don't know where you from, but we don't give refills in Manhattan"...and Matt "um, okay lady here's two bucks, can I just get another coke?"

to our AWESOME TV & Movie site tour! This was a highlight! A tour guide took us around to a bunch of different locations shot in show & movies such as: Seinfeld, the Cosby's, Friends, Sex in the City, Gossip Girls, & Law and Order....to I am Legend, Spiderman, Men in Black, Hitch to name a few. It was so fun and our tour guide (who was a "local actor" was comical)..."I hate to disappoint you all...but no Friends was not actually filmed in this building" "Oh if Katherine (Heigel) knew I was showing you this clip, she'd just kill me" "Hold your breath....they did use CGI (computer generated imagery) to create this scene people".


to the Ground Zero Museum & Workshop...it is run by Gary Suson who was the only photographer allowed to take pictures during the recovery effort. It was truly an amazing experience to see all the private images & artifacts...history.




to the Friends building...

to cold, bitter cold New York wind (I luved how people kept saying "oh, you're from Denver, it's gotta be freezeing there" um H-no compared to NYC peeps)...to Broadway and TKTS, we luved Momma Mia!, to watching a guy propose to his girlfriend while ice skating on the rink in Rockefeller, to leaving our hotel at 8:30am and not getting back til midnight, to getting told off, to travel & adventures with best friends, to my feet pulsing & probably gaining 10lbs in water weight (retention people), to my sweet sister Lindsey who came in from Salt Lake to watch Vannah & Lucy - you are the best!, to lots of black & minimal sun exposure, to New York accents & way of life...

15 comments:

Tracie said...

Holy crud...I'm jealous...fun weekend! You really know how to live it up, and you look RED FIRE HOT:)! Can you share your secret for looking so good while prego? you should market that skill and make lots of money.

Krista Cook said...

So fun! You are so adventurous. I love it. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope to see you soon. P.S. You look like a super model.

Naomi said...

Looking at these pictures meakes me want to get pregnant again if I could look that good!

BOWDENS said...

What an amazing trip and an awesome surprise for your hubby! I can only imagine your poor feet after all that traveling. You look great!

Angie said...

I love these pictures, Cam. Yeah, you guys did a LOT of stuff. I can hardly believe you fit it all in three days! That's awesome. I'm glad you had fun!

Nachelle Edgington said...

Wow, you guys really packed it in...glad you had lots of fun, gotta love crazy NYC! P.S. Happy Birthday hope it is a great one full of lots of spoiling!

Whitney and Josh said...

so jealous you went to mama mia! and saw the friends building and movie sites. that rocks. i kept thinking, man her coat is so cute, i bet she stuck out there! everybody wears black coats out here. and yes, the wind is freakin freezing! i would take back wyo/co weather any day. you look so pretty cami! looks like you had a blast, i love your "bullet" summaries!

coloradoeaston said...

I have to say I am jealous too. BUT very happy for you. Looks like it was a ton of fun. Happy Belated Birthday! I guess it's kind of hard to do the wishing on time this year.

Sarah

*J*E*N* said...

:( this is me being jealous! I love the refill story-guess I couldn't live in Manhattan!

Lindsay Clegg Sundloff said...

You are always on one adventure or another. I can't keep up. I have always wanted to go to NYC - totally jelous. Ri would never go for it. I'll have to take a girls trip and leave him home. Can't wait to see you in a few weeks.

Lindsay Clegg Sundloff said...

I don't know how you have time to post such a long post. I was looking at my calendar and Colton is out of school Mon. March 23. I know you are coming into town on the 20 will you be staying until the 20th. I would love to meet up with you and snap some pics. Let me know if that will work and if it doesn't what does? It will be here before you know it. Are you driving or flying?

Jaymie said...

Cami!! I just love you and your cute blog :) I finally got one for myself! And.. none of my friends blog so im adding all of misty and tristas friends. so i totally just added you and cam as one of the 'blogs i read'. No one ever really comments on any of my posts.. but i do it anyways!! :) ha. I love reading your blog... thanks for making it so fun, it has kept me entertained during many painfully boring class hours :) xoxoxo
Jaymie Pentelute

Scott & Katie Ulrich Family said...

What an awesome trip - glad you had fun.

walbruchs said...

Who is that hot red head. She DOES look like she is from NYC!
Loved it baby...

Misty Kesler said...

wow! it look slike you had am amazing time!!! And I loved the where are you from story...Too funny!