Tuesday, August 24, 2010

New York New York

Ryan and I decided to take advantage of our relative proximity to New York and Mom's much appreciated willingness to babysit with a couple day trip to New York City. This is something that we had talked about doing for a long time and we were very excited to finally do it. We drove up one morning, stayed one night in a hotel right next to Times Square (pretty good deal too, $120 for the night), and drove home the following evening. We saw just about everything you could see in that amount of time. The first day we went to the Empire State building and a few other sites and then saw In The Heights, a Broadway show that was conveniently, right across the street from our hotel. It was an awesome show and we loved it - supposedly it's going to be made into a movie so we'll be keeping our eyes out for that.

Here we are at Times Square after getting our tickets at the TKTS stand.
Ryan with a horse cop, posing for us.At the Empire State building overlooking lower Manhattan. Corbin Bleu, the star of our Broadway show, was awesome and super nice. Since our hotel was just across the street from the theatre, we saw all the stars coming out from our window. We decided to walk down to Times Square to see the night lights, and when were walked back he was still out there but the crowd was mostly gone, so we decided to snag a pic with him too. We found out afterwards, from Heidi's and Elise's kids, that he is a famous actor from High School Musical. They thought it was pretty cool that we had a picture taken with him.The first thing we did the next morning was go to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. That was a pretty cool experience. We decided to get all day Subway passes so we could go wherever we wanted - definitely worth it.We stopped by Wall Street and the Stock Exchange.This is a terrible picture of a subway rat. :)Pretty cool sight after lots of other places - the Manhattan temple. We took a very brief jaunt in Central Park - yes there is quite a bit of PDA going on in the background there.Really long Subway escalator.Grand Central StationThe United Nations building.There were a lot of other sights we went to but didn't get decent pictures of. It was an exhausting, but very fun and memorable trip. Thanks so much Mom for babysitting for us!

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