Thursday, April 26, 2007

New York Trip

New York was awesome! The weather was great, my travelling companions are the sweetest, funniest and most fun women out there, and New Yorkers are so friendly! We had four days of worrying about no one but ourselves and I have to say, we got along great for having five women share a hotel room with only one bathroom for the duration of our trip. We even instituted a twice a day group hug, to keep our blood pressure down.

Some highlights from the trip:
  • A gift bag from our mutual friend Kacie--it was filled with magazines and candy and we opened and took a bite of everything in that bag!
  • The bag also came in handy during our cab ride from the airport to the hotel. Suffice it to say that gift bags also double as barf bags in a pinch. (thank you Kacie!)
  • Bus tour of the city where we were so tired we took turns falling asleep on the top deck of the bus.
  • While waiting in line to see Regis and Kelly we saw Howard Stern walking his dog. Which was nice since we didn't get to see Kelly and Donald Trump (guest host) despite waiting in line for hours.
  • Taking the Staten Island Ferry (its free and no line) to see the Stature of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • View of the city from the Top of the Rock
  • We all had to buy short sleeved shirts. We packed sweaters and scarves but the weather was in the 70s and 80s
  • We were always running! On the way to see Chorus Line one friend fell and on the way to see Rent I got my heel stuck in a grate!
  • Eating hot fudge sundaes and frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity
  • Singing karaoke with Tyra at the Spotlight in Times Square (yes, Tyra Banks!)
  • Visiting Ground Zero and the 9/11 Memorial Gallery
  • Buying bagels, hotdogs, pretzels and hot nuts from the street vendors
  • Delicious dinner & frozen cosmos at Carmine's
  • Dancing in front of our hotel (The Doubletree Times Square) at 3 am
  • Carriage ride in Central Park
  • Foot massages while waiting at the airport
Here are some of my favorite pictures:


It was chilly on the top of the bus

Outside a Flower Shop

Statue of Liberty

Buying a hot dog from this friendly street vendor

Rockettes at Radio City

Empire State Building at the Top of the Rock

Dee and Rose enjoy their frozen hot chocolates at Serendipity

That's Tyra and Benny Medina singing at the Spotlight!

That's us being broadcast live on Times Square

Frozen Cosmos at Carmine's

Andrea in Central Park

Carriage Ride in Central Park

5 comments:

Meredith said...

NYC looked like SO much fun! And I LOVE that you got a pic with the hot dog guy. Kevin would be proud.

We're praying and thinking of your family every day. Give sweet Drew a huge hug from his friends in Ohio!

DeAnna said...

NYC was so much fun! glad I could be there with you!! You are one awesome friend!!!

Jessica said...

I'm so jealous!
It looks like you had tons of fun!

Anonymous said...

Andrea!

This looks like a little bit of heaven. I know re-entry can be the hardest part of getting away but I'm so glad that you had this opportunity to have a little taste of a carefree life. I think you're doing great as Dr. Mom and you are wise to know that occasionally taking a break is part of the job.

Which day will Drew's cath be? I know I should know, but I don't...

Jane.

Andrea said...

We had a great time!

Drew's cath is Tuesday, May 1st.