Tuesday, December 22, 2009

New York New York!

We just got back from our New York adventure late Saturday night after driving 7 hours through the surprise snow storm, it took us a little over 4 hours to get to NY mind you.

Our trip started Thursday morning when we set off on our journey. We decided to stay outside the city in New Jersey so that we could use an amazing Hotel coupon. We arrived just in time to check in, and change for Wicked. We were about to catch a shuttle into the city when the other family that was going changed their mind and the shuttle driver decided to drop us of at a bus stop instead. He informed us to take the 125. So we waited patiently for a while then after about 30 minutes became a little concerned that our bus wasn’t coming for us. So we went into the Dunkin Doughnuts and found out that the 125 comes once an hour. In total I think we waited for 45 minutes it was quite chilly. Then when we got onto the bus we didn’t have enough “singles” for the trip, so luckily the bus driver let us on despite our incomplete fares. The ride was quite nice and relaxing actually. After a quick bite to eat and a yummy Peppermint Mocha (at the most packed Starbucks I have ever experienced) we arrived at the Gershwin Theater! It was huge and so exciting. Our seats were spectacular and the play was magnificent!!! It was quirky and fun and we loved every minute of it.

The next day we were much more prepared to go into the city. We parked our car and took the Path Train. Our next adventure took us to the Museum of Modern Art. Jordan’s brother Jesse joined us there. Our big excitement for going is a Tim Burton exhibit they have there currently. It was amazing!!

And after we were done with that there were 6 floors of art to look at.
Look we even snuck into a piece of art!

We ended up getting coffee and desert at the Museum café and we just had to take a picture of it because it was so amazing!!

This was a yummy meal at a Japanese place, we were only given chopsticks and this spoon for the broth :) So we both became much better at using chopsticks.

That night we went to a really fun diner and then went to the Town Hall to see Prairie Home Companion; which is a radio show that is aired on NPR. It was so fun to be there and Norah Jones happened to be one of the musical guests, which was something we didn’t know when we bought the tickets. We were pleasantly surprised because we both enjoy her music. It was really fun to see everything live after listening to the radio program.

Our last big event before the drive home was waking up Saturday morning to go to the Bodies exhibit which is located near the World Trade Center. Jordan’s mom had gone to this exhibit a little while ago and raved about it so we were very excited. It was also really neat for Jordan because of his studies so he had a fun time pointing things out to me as we went through. The displays were truly amazing and fun to see.

We had a super fun time in NY seeing the sites here are some random pictures we took :)