I’m back, I survived, and had a great time! Although 4 days in New York definitely wore me out! Here’s a quick run down. Last Halloween as some neighborhood friends and I were walking around with the trick-or-treaters, we discussed the possibility of going to NY! Many of us had new babies but figured if we planned for a year away they would all be old enough to leave. One thing led to another and the planning for this trip began. A gal in my ward works for a company that tours many places in the country; they actually accompany high school bands, or other groups when they go on trips and show them around. So she was put in charge of planning our adventure. Just a handful of us had originally discussed it, but we opened up the invite to anyone. A few weeks into it there were 27 people who wanted to go (only about 10 from the neighborhood, we also had friends, moms, sisters, moms-in-law, aunts, etc.)!
Last Wednesday night we took off on our adventure by taking the red eye. No one slept very well, but somehow we were all ready to go. Below are some pictures. I didn’t end up taking very many….it just wasn’t that kind of trip, plus I have been to NY before. The last time I went we actually stayed in the Marriott at the Twin Towers so it has been awhile!
Even though we had an enormous group, we all ended up breaking into smaller groups and just finding our way around and doing what we wanted. That made it much more manageable and fun! I was lucky enough to be with my peeps Jenny & Kathy. We had the BEST time together, catching cabs, figuring out the subway, laughing, and shopping til we couldn’t even walk!
The following night we saw Lion King, which I LOVED just as much. And I think Conner would also enjoy it. The costumes are unbelievable! Another one I would recommend.
The famous bull near the Financial District! This is quite a popular tourist attraction – not sure why! We spent most of this day in Chinatown bartering our little hearts out. It is hilarious how that whole system works. Going in back rooms and pretending to hide the fact that they are selling knock-offs. The three of us had a great time with it, we did not let those Asians walk all over us, plus we found some great stuff!
We literally spent the rest of the day shopping. I have never shopped so much in my life and had so much fun doing it! We were beyond worn out and even paid $5.30 to have a cab drive us around the block (there were a bunch of one-way streets, so we literally could have taken 10 steps to the next street and saved ourselves 5 bucks. Instead we laughed hysterically all the way home)!