Saturday, September 18, 2010

New York, New York Day 1

I finally went to NYC!!!  Can I just say OH MY GOSH!  It was amazing!!  This might be a long post, but we did way too much and took way too many pictures! Probably about 1 1/2 years ago, my girlfriend Carrie and I started planning that someday we were gonna go to the Big Apple.  Honestly how often do you say "lets do a girls trip to so and so," and then it never really happens.  So we chatted about it all the time, but really I didn't think that it would EVER happen.

We left bright an early, way before the sun came up, and those of you that know me, know that I am NOT a morning person.  I think we set the alarm for 4:00 A.M.  Nikki (Carrie's neighbor), Carrie and I headed off to the airport so excited!!  We arrived a whole 1/2 an hour early which is always a bonus.  Especially since we were on the very back row-the non reclining row.

When we arrived we were immediately attacked by taxi drivers galore.  Holy Moly, I had expected this, but I wasn't rapping my mond around the hustle and bustle of the people.  We actually caught a cab from the airport and just happened to be sharring it with Project Runway's  Christian Siriano's assistant.  I didn't catch her name but, she was telling us all sorts ofthings about fashion week and Project Runway.  If you don't know who he is:
Afterchecking into our fabulous hotel, the Westin at time Square we decided to get out and experience NYC.  Ok, I hate amusement parks and anything that has too many people.  Time Square took the cake on the amount of people in 1 area that I have ever visited.  Not my thing.  I like to walk in a a straight line and not have to worry about bumping into people.  I think i learned by the end of our stay, that people in NY don't care if they bump into people, eww I just hated it!  Say out of my freakin personal space!!!
  Don't I look sooooo happy!  I have to admit, it was pretty amazing!  We went to the H&M store first thing.  This place was a zoo too, but later in the trip we found another one and had a better shopping experience with less people.  I didn't even have to try on my clothes in the middle of the store!!

This really was all a blur, I can't even remember what we ate-but we did go back to the Westin and freshen up for WICKED the musical.  Devin took Kailer to see Wicked back in November when I was in Hawaii.  Dev loved it and said it might just be a fav over Les Miserables, which of course in his eyes was hard to beat.  Let me just say FAB-U-LOUS!!  My favorite part is right before the intermission where Elphaba (who becomes the wicked witch) decided to not try to be something that she is not and really decides to defy everyone.  So powerful, the song just made me want to stand up and cheer!!

After the show we just happened upon the place where the actors come out of the dressing room after the show.  This dude is the guy who ends up falling in love with wicked witch Elphaba.  As you can see we were very starstruck and just had to get a picture and an autograph.
After the show we got the most delicious nachos and snuggled into bed where we slept till probably 9 or 10 the next morning.  I love vacation!!!


Meredith said...

Yeah! You posted pictures! It looks like so much fun. Now do Day 2!

Nikki said...

Aaahhhh!! Good memories!!

Adrienne said...

Sounds SOOOOO Amazing. I can't wait to read more so get on with it!

Valerie said...

How fun! I'm with Devon--Wicked is even better than Les Mis. I too hated the streets of downtown NYC. Way too many people! Can't wait to hear more.

Tara said...

I love it!!!
And I did love Wicked--but better than Les Mis?? I don't think so.

I can't wait to read more!

Nancy Wharton said...

Ugh! I've been WAITING for this! NYC is SO amazing.... and crazy!!! I'm so happy that you loved it, even with all the chaos. I know, it's not Hawaii, but it sure is fun! So- I really need to see Wicked AND wanted to tell you that we are saving to take Suzie to NYC for Christmas next year. p.s. Your hair is getting SO long! Beautiful. XOXO -Nancy


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