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Thursday, February 05, 2009

nyc weekend

Yes, it's Thursday and I'm just now catching up from the weekend!

I went with a group of friends into New York City to celebrate two of their birthdays. We're all friends from the chorale, thus a musical trip was in order!

We took the train in Friday night and were greeted with an amazing view from the hotel.


hotel view

hotel view

Then we met up with the rest of the gals, who had arrived earlier in the day. We enjoyed a great dinner at an Italian restaurant. I can't remember the name, but it looked like this above my seat:

restaurant

After a champagne toast back at the hotel, we called it a night. Well, we might have been toasting for a little while. It had gotten pretty late at that point!

We had to get moving kind of early on Saturday. We were going to the opera!

hotel view

hotel view

hotel view

Part of our group bought tickets, but four of us opted for the $20 standing room only tickets. They went on sale at 10 a.m., so we went to the opera house after breakfast.

Yes, we had to stand for three hours, but we had an unobstructed view, it sounded great, and we saved $200!

I couldn't take pictures in the opera house, but did sneak a couple of the light fixtures.

In the store:

met opera

And near our assigned standing place:

met opera light

met opera light

We had another great dinner after the show, followed by drinks at the hotel bar. And birthday cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery. Yum!

cupcakes

We started Sunday off with a delicious brunch.

french toast

mimosas

And then wandered around the city until it was time to see Wicked!

wicked set

What an amazing show. I highly recommend it!

We took a late train home so we had time for dinner after the matinee. We got to the restaurant just in time for the Super Bowl. None of us cared all that much, but I got to watch as I won the first quarter in my office pool!

For dessert, I got a Dark and Stormy float. If you didn't know, a Dark and Stormy is rum and ginger beer. And delicious. They added rum raisin ice cream to make the float. Yum!

dark and stormy float

Then we grabbed our bags from the hotel, hopped in a cab, and headed to the train station.

Nice visiting you, NY!


times square

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3 Comments:
At 5:42 PM, February 05, 2009, Blogger aron said...

awesome pics!! i have never been to NYC but its at the top of my list. i am going to see wicked in SF next month!

 
At 3:25 AM, February 06, 2009, Blogger jac said...

I loved Wicked! Did you get an Ozmopolitan in the lobby beforehand? In the light-up glass? Or was that just in Melbourne?

 
At 3:26 PM, February 13, 2009, Blogger RenĂ©e aka Mekhismom said...

Your photos are fantastic! You have a great eye. I am sure you've been told that before but you truly do beautiful work!

 

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