*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...