Monday, September 20, 2010

260 Breaking it down

Day 1
Well my morning started super early and since I was so nervous I couldnt sleep, I guess it was a super early morning!
My flight got in 30 minutes after Tamis, she had already found our driver and was waiting for me at the luggage pick up! After we got my bag we got in our car and headed to the hotel. We got checked in and pretty much went out right away! We mostly did some walking around, re-remembering where everything was. We hung out in Times Square for awhile and that was fun! We tried to do a little shopping but didnt really find what we wanted.
We went to the hotel to get ready for our first show of the trip, Promises Promises! All we knew was that Kristin Chenowith was in it and we were excited for that! Our seats were pretty far up but that was ok! The show ended up being less about Kristin (like we thought) and more about how great Sean Hayes was! He was funny, sang great, danced great.. just was great! (Can I take your owl?) LMBO!!!!
We were so dang pooped by the time it was over we went right back to the hotel and pretty much fell asleep as soon as we took our shoes off! We knew we were up for a fun day so off to sleep we went!

Wheres Waldo?? OR US They have this HUGE screen up in Times Square that has a live view of the street.. we know we are in it but we cant even find ourselves lol!

Day 2
Our second day but our first morning we woke up and it was almost 8!! We were both so excited and surprised by how well we had slept! We were both exhausted from the early wake up to the long flight to the late night and all the walking! So yeah for the awesome bed a good sleep!
We got up and left for Central Park for a run! Tami has been working her butt off but was a little nervous about running because she hadnt done more than a 2 mile run yet so we planned on that. We ran 2 miles in the park which was so fun! We passed a few people but got passed by a lot of fancy serious runners. It was a gorgeous place to run through though, I really could do that everyday! We started heading toward the Manhatten Temple and ran all the way there, took a couple pics and then ran back to the Hotel. We realized we ran at least 4 miles! YEAH US!!! Tami did amazing, she could have kept going too!!

After we showered we headed out for China town! We had done our homework on how everything works there and knew we wanted to find the knock off purses and Tami even had a picture of the one she wanted.. which ended up saving us from some very shady characters!
As soon as we got out of our Taxi we witnessed right away a lady trying to sale a purse from a black bag to a woman.. she didnt want it so the lady started cursing her in Chinese.. it was funny and we realized ok we can handle this!
We went through a bunch of shops and talked the people down on shirts scarfs, hats, glasses, and jewelry!! It was so so fun!! There was one man who before I agreed to a price grabbed the shirt from me, put it in a bag and shoved it back at me, I refused to take the bag until he met MY price and he finally did.. it was FUNNY!! He was ticked but I was happy!!
We did get lots of people secretly selling their bags but they wanted us to follow them to secret locations and we wouldnt do that!
We got sick of all of that crap pretty soon and headed back to the Hotel. On Broadway right by our hotel the roads were shut down for all the vendors and we went SHOPPING! It was awesome, we got some purses and stuff, it was great!
We also found H&M. We were both pretty excited about that but O MY HECK that store is freaking awesome!! The clothes are so cute and so well priced, we pretty much went crazy in there! I went a little nuts getting the girls stuff because Oh my it was all so cute!!! Dangerous store.. when will they be here?
Grilled corn.. it looked so yummy!

These weeners were soooo long!!
There were so many street performers out and these guys were amazing!

There were so many cool places for photos, I wish we had these kind of places here!!
After a long day of walking a shopping we bandaided our feet up and headed out for WICKED!!! OMG the most amazing show ever! I had seen it before but it really is better in NY!! Our seats were just 5 rows back I think so you could see their clothes up close.. and their spit!! I was so impressed by it all, I got very teary eyed at the end. It was weird but I was so proud of their accomplishment and the story and thinking of my kids and how I hope so badly that all their dreams come true too!
I snuck some pics of the set..

View from our hotel

Day 3
Our last day was all about finishing up! We took it easy in the morning and then got ready for the day. After stuffing our luggage the night before we knew we didnt have any more room for new purchases.. unless we wanted to buy new bag! So we headed down to Serafina's which we had heard of and figured would be good. Sadly we were dissapointed in the limited menu the and the food but hey the toast and croissant was good! I got a $4.50 bottle of water (I have a thing about tap water and always ask for botteled.. I didnt expect this though!)
We were right next to Bad Boy Entertainment.. So I hung out with Diddy.. thats what he asked me to call him anyways!!
Then we went to CRUMBS got my cupcakes. Then we just went and did some more looking around, and yes a little more shopping! Well a tiny anyways! Heck you can always shove a few more things in right!
Some of the photos from that day are my favorite!

We got picked up in a limo which was a surprise because we had only asked for a sedan.. Owell we can be fancy right!! LOL

I had the most amazing time! Tami makes everything super easy and is the direction lady so I know I wont have to worry about anything! Im a bit of a stresser so its nice not having to!
A HUGE thanks to Caleb for buying our Wicked tickets and a HUGE thanks to Rich for letting me go!!
LOVE you NYC be back soon!!


Erica said...

There is an H&M here you silly girl. There is one downtown on the 16th street mall, but there might be one somewhere else too. Loved hearing about your trip- sounds so fun. I want to go so bad!!! Someday... :)

Melissa said...

What a fun trip!

Angela said...

Wow! You fit so much into those few days! What an awesome trip and a fun friend to go with!! Great pictures! I really love the one of you kicking one of your legs up behind you. So cute!!!

Norah said...

We are so close to NYC! Let me know when you plan your next trip!

shelly said...

Sounds like you had a blast- you are such a lucky girl!