Sunday, September 28, 2008

New York City

For my sister Mandy's 24th birthday, we decided to take a trip to New York City to celebrate. We had been talking about going for quite awhile and it seemed like now was a good opportunity to go. We were looking all over the internet for flight and hotel deals and finally found a somewhat reasonable hotel in Times Square called the Millenium Broadway. We were concerned that we weren't going to have two double beds but luckily when Mom and Mandy checked in they were able to give us two beds. They flew in on Friday morning and spent the day checking out NYU and then seeing a Broadway show that night. Jamie and I flew in on Saturday morning and met them at our hotel. We ended up having lunch at a little Italian place near our hotel and then went to stand in line at TKTS to buy tickets to a Broadway show. We couldn't decide which show to see but ended up picking Mary Poppins that evening.We walked around Rockefeller Center that afternoon and also did the NBC Studio Tour which was included on our New York Pass (a pass that we bought that gets you into a bunch of New York's biggest attractions for free and discounted rates). The NBC Studio Tour was really interesting and it was cool to see where they shoot the Conan O'Brien Show, The NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams and some of the other NBC shows. After the tour we headed back to our hotel to get ready to see Mary Poppins. We made a quick stop at Starbucks and then headed over to the theater, only to find out we couldn't bring our drinks in with us. We saw Mary Poppins and honestly it wasn't the best show we had ever seen. It wasn't stand up in your seats get excited Broadway show and the story dragged a little, especially at first. But it was still a fun experience to see a show on Broadway.

The next day was Mandy's birthday and her bf Matt send her a fruit bowl to our room for her birthday. After we got ready the girls went over to meet near Central Park for the Sex and the City Tour which was the one thing Mandy wanted to do while we were in New York City. We toured the city to see SATC hotspots from the tv show as well as the movie.
To be continued....