Wednesday, October 10, 2012

New York New York New York

While in Philly on business, 
we decided it would be a waste to be SO CLOSE to New York 
and not take our completely free Saturday to go there!

We bought 2 tickets for a Greyhound bus for $60 round trip.

It was so surreal once we got there...I could hardly believe where I was!
It was exactly like I expected it to be..and not at all.
The weather was nice, just slightly humid.

The first thing we did when we arrived was rush over to Gershwin theater
 to enter the lottery for tickets to Wicked.
Its free to just show up 2 hours before the show and put your name on a piece of paper.
There were probably 50 people there that had entered.

When it came time to draw and the first few names were called I had started to lose hope. 
I decided I had not won.
  (because logically, if you don't get called first even if there are 15 names, you won't get called..) name was called. I was so caught of guard that I yelled really loud and waved my hands in the air. I'm sure it was embarrassing. But I was stoked.
We had just won 2 front row seats to New York!
 Not only front row...but dead center.

During the 2 hours we had before the show started, we walked to Times Square to get an 
authentic New York hot dog!

I don't really like hot dogs..but seriously..this was a REALLY good hot dog. 
Apparently you've gotta sell crappy hot dogs form a stand 
and over charge people for them to taste good.
I am a believer though.
I am now officially hungry.
Authentic New York HotDogs!

We also went into the Hershey's store and the M&M's store.
Who needs that much candy memorabilia? Honestly.
But it was neat!

We then went to the show.
If you have not seen wicked, I HIGHLY recommend it.
Even in cheap seats it's good.

Husband loved the was his first time seeing it.
I was so excited for him!

We then took a walk in central park..
my GOODNESS that place is big!
It made me wish I lived in New York.
I think it's cooler than even the movies make it seem.

I LOVE this picture of us.

This is us laying in the leaves at Central Park. We we sad that we only had a few hours there in NY, so we wanted to make sure we took in even the little moments like actually SITTING and enjoying the park.

It started to get warm..and my face was getting red. Husband bought be a snow cone to cool me down. It was surprisingly helpful in that effort! I was delightfully surprised!

This is the storm that came upon us only 15 minutes later.

It turns out that besides the glass ceiling/staircase leading to the underground emporium, NY Apple store isn't THAT much cooler than any other Apple store. But it WAS busier.

We had the best burgers for dinner that night. Our friend recommended it to us and we are now ruined for life.
We showed up at the Shake Shack and waited in line at least 20 minutes just to ORDER. The line was out the door and heading down the street. Then we waited some more for our food..and then there was no place to sit! We walked across the street and ate in the McDonalds dining room.

We were not disappointed and it was definitely worth the wait.

I forgot to take a picture before we was hard to put it down long enough after I started to take a picture.
Oh..and the fries and shake were delicious too!!

We then walked around and shopped a little. I got the classic I <3 NY shirt
and Husband got a NYFD shirt, which he looks super good on him.

 With aching feet, damp jackets, and tired bodies, we headed back to the bus station.
We LOVED our day!
I have always wanted to see New York..
...seeing it with Husband was a dream come true. :)

(Oh..and whoever can figure out which picture in this post is "weird" and WHY...will get ice cream.
Even if you live in AZ...)

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