We are back! We are educated on broadways, really expensive sandwiches, local music, cheap pizza, tall buildings, shopping, and everything else in NYC! The details are below...and yes, it is FOREVER LONG....
Well, we had a red eye flight, therefore we were pretty much out of commission until about Noon. We did, however, manage to pay $50 for about 6 oz. of OJ, 4 eggs, hashbrowns and some burnt toast at a restaurant in our hotel. So we did accomplish something that morning! (If blowing money on crappy food is an accomplishment!) Following our 4 hour nap session, we headed out to the city. It was DOWNPOURING, but this didn't stop us! We went on a shop-a-thon, or more like a "window shop-a-thon". There are some amazing stores there...just a bit pricy for us college kids! Monday night, we went to "Cafe Wha?"
Basically, it was amazing. The music was absolutely outstanding. There was one man who played the sax and the flute like nothing I have ever heard, and another who used a sponge, drum, whistling, and various other instruments. Our food was great, this is a MUST-DO for anyone who goes to new york. You can google Cafe Wha? to check it out!
I woke up Tuesday SOOO dang excited...today was the day for WICKED. We shopped, and shopped some more prior to the show. We also went to Macy's, now this was just ANY Macy's. It was packed with 9 floors in two different buildings(YES, 18 floors total), and 9 restaurants! It was insane. We really enjoyed going to all of the different shops and getting help from the extremely rude people. I have heard that peeps in new york are rude, but I didn't really believe it. Well, BELIEVE IT!
The worst meal that we had when were were there was at Roxy Delicatessan...now, it is probably just because we haven't even eaten at a 'delicatessan'...
But, honestly, who can eat this?! The bread was HORRIBLE, burnt, and had not mayonaaise. The meat wasn't very good, and we were still hungry afterwords. To top it off...the sandwich cost $24, and because we were SHARING we had to pay $27...is that not CRAZY?! Ha...something to remember I guess!
Then came....WICKED. All I can say is, I wanted to see it again the moment it was over. This show is outstanding, it was both my and Cody's #1 event of our entire trip.
We went to the Lion King, the costumes were out of this world! It is amazing how talented people are in so many different ways. This play was 100% different than Wicked, but we still really enjoyed it.
We also went to a YANKEES game!
Our seats were WAY better than we thought they would be, I ate a BIG FAT CALORIC hot dog, and we had a blast!
Site-seeing! We saw the Empire State Building, Ground Zero, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island (we think!) Wall Street....basically everything! Obviously, we didn't actually GO to the Statue of Liberty. It was honestly like a MILE long line...can you imagine how long that would take?! But, you can see it in the background...kind of!
Ground Zero was pretty much just a big construction site. We are glad that we saw it however, it is amazing the damage only a few people can do. It is also amazing how we can come back from something like this and begin to build something even better. As Cody said, the best way to describe the feeling there was "eerie".
Overall, we had a wonderful experience. We saw everything that we wanted to see and probably won't have to go back to see those RUDE people for a long time!