Thursday, June 11, 2009


Until a few years ago, I had never been east of Colorado and, now, look at me! I'm a traveler! Thanks to my daughter, Candice, who works for Jet Blue, I've been to New York City 3 times in the past year! This time I felt like wearing a shirt that says "Don't Hassle Me - I'm Local!" (What movie did that come from?)

There were 5 of us who went - Andy, my husband, Andy, my son-in-law, (yes, it does get confusing at times) Candice, Camille, and little ol' me!
Just a few highlights of what we did in 24 hours.

Outside of the Today Show on Rockefeller Plaza.

The day was so misty! It took hours before we could see the tops of the buildings. Kind of looks like something out of a doomsday movie.

This was the first time Andy B. and Camille had been to New York City. So, of course, they had to see the Statue of Liberty.

We didn't get off at Ellis Island but saw it from the ferry.

After eating a hotdog from a corner vendor, we hiked around in Central Park.

We went to Times Square to see a show at the Gershwin Theater. We're sitting here, bleary-eyed, tired, but excited to see the show.

Do you recognize it yet?

Oh! Yes! We saw Wicked! Fantastic!
We got on the plane at 8:30 and we were back home by midnight! (There's no place like home)


Joanie said...

Looks like you had a great time with your family. Soon you will be able to take on a part time job as a tour guide.

gigi said...

OOooo I am so jealous! I've been to the state of NY but never to the Big City! I want to see the Green Lady so bad! If I keep at it, I'll get there :)

Loved "Wicked" saw it in Jacksonville last month. Fantastic!

Valerie said...

Stop it! I can't handle the jealousy! :) Awesome that you got to see "Wicked"! Can I sneak in your luggage next time?

Kazzy said...

I drove PAST NYC on June 6th! I am so so glad you have had these adventures. You have earned them!

So, you liked Wicked?

Camille said...

We should have taken a picture of Brian Vickers and his Nascar racecar revving past us near Central Park! :) I want to go see Wicked again! YouTube recordings just don't do it justice!

Yvonne said...

How fun. I've been to NY once AND LOVED IT.

I have not seen Wicked--lucky you.

debbi said...

What a great time all of you had...I can see it in all of your faces....oh maybe not you guys are always looking silly! Not What a fantastic trip and I am very jealous. Maybe someday but for now I will just live it through your family. so glad you got to go and had such fun...hurrah Debbi


I liked Wicked too mommy...
Awesome trip! When's the next one?