Friday, February 27, 2009

The City that Never Sleeps

What a great week! We got to do so much this trip, almost to the point that we don't need to spend more than a day or 2 the next times we visit. As much as I LOVE New York, my feet wanted to kill me! We walked so much in 3 days...but it was well worth it. We arrived on Saturday and went with my PopPop to lunch. We relaxed the rest of the day because we knew we had a long couple days ahead of us.

Sunday, we headed into the city. It was rainy and freezing, so we stopped and got pizza at Ray's Pizza...DELICIOUS! One slice was half the pizza. Then we came across TKTS in Times Square. TKTS is a center in the middle of the city for discounted tickets for broadway and off-broadway shows that day or the next. Never again will I buy tickets at full price for smaller shows. We decided to pick a show since the weather really wasn't cooperating with us. We saw Altar Boyz. I thought it was hilarious and I really enjoyed it. Zach wasn't as enthusiastic. It was about a Christian Boy Band on their last night of their tour. The members were Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan, and Abraham (the Jewish one). It was a musical of all their different religious songs put to upbeat music with the silly dance moves and tight was hilarious. The songs mainly poked fun at the Catholic Faith so I am not sure Zach understood everything....It still made me laugh a ton.
Monday, we started our day at Madame Tussauds, the wax museum in NY. It was a lot of fun, but kind of freaky too. They look so real. Here are some of our favorites.

Spice Up your Life!
My Long Lost Love
For Kimberly

Golf Legend, Arnold Palmer

Jen was on the other side of the room. I was hoping they would have John Mayer next to her, but they didn't :(

Good Ole' John Wayne

After walking around the museum, we hopped on the City Sights Bus Tour. I would strongly suggest this tour to everyone, whether you have been to the City or not. It was so much fun and so informative. We took the downtown tour verse the uptown tour, but of course you can do both. I was more interested in Downtown because it included almost every part of town, SoHo, Financial District, Greenwich Village, Times Square and much more. Our tour guide was young and so funny. He pointed out everything along the tour from great eating spots to historic buildings to the history of the area. Very interesting. The tour is for 24 hrs and you can get of and on whenever you want.

After the tour, we went to our favorite italian restaurant with PopPop. What a great way to end a fun day....Amazing Food and Great Canolias. Tuesday was Zach's birthday. We had lunch at Borbon Street in honor of Fat Tuesday and walked around the city. We walked in Central Park and to the American Museum of Natural History. WE got so lost in the museum but it was really interesting and very educational.

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