We came out of Wicked on Thursday night to a serious snowfall. I thought it was pretty heavy snow, but when New Yorkers call it a 'snowstorm' I knew it was for real. People were falling all over the place, and the wind was blowing so hard that the snow was just hitting us in the face. The walk back to the hotel was pretty brutal, but it made for the most beautiful sight in the morning!
Outside the theatre after Wicked
We walked through Central Park towards the Upper East Side.
If you didn't know where you were stepping...you found yourself knee-deep in snow.
I love all the brightly colored coats on these kiddos!
We made our way to the Met, and were a little overwhelmed by the size of the museum. But it was warm, and there were so many good exhibits. We spent pretty much the rest of the day in the Met, and made it back to our hotel just in time to thaw out before our dinner and play that night.
Friday night was THE best! We saw Newsies...and man. It was just ridiculously good. Not to mention, somehow, we were on the FRONT ROW! It was just the perfect New York day: snow, a museum, a delicious dinner and the most perfect Broadway play.
Clay even caught a newspaper the cast threw into the audience during 'The World Will Know'! He was pretty pumped.
The next morning we headed down to the financial district, really to see the 9/11 Memorial.
I still dream about this bagel sandwich. I am fully aware that a bagel is pretty much the same thing as eating 74 slices of bread. I think that's why it's just so good.
We made it to the 9/11 Memorial, and it was so beautiful.
But...it was also FREEZING. And there were mobs of people waiting to get in.
So we walked through SoHo towards Greenwich Village and hung around there before walking through Washington Square.
While we were walking through Washington Square, Clay had the brilliant idea of going to Top of the Rock- and I'm SO glad we did this! We bought our tickets online and made it to Rockefeller Center in time for our scheduled tour.
We really didn't think too much about our time, but we had bought tickets for 4:30 or 4:45 and when we got up to the top of Rockefeller Plaza the sun was setting over the city. It was just gorgeous, and we stayed up there until the sun was completely gone.
Our last night we saw 'The Book of Mormon'. I can't, in good conscience, recommend this to any of my friends and family. The music was just so catchy that you sort of didn't realize how offensive it was. The story was so hilarious that you almost didn't catch how blasphemous it was. If there ever was an exact opposite to 'Newsies' (think Disney movie...G rated), 'The Book of Mormon' is definitely it.
I'm not saying it wasn't entertaining, but it sort of left Clay and me feeling a little embarrassed that we saw it.
Our trip home was
really long miserable.
Flights had been cancelled since Thursday, and there were delays all across the country. We finally made it home just before George's bedtime, and we were so excited to see him!
So, that's an overview of our New York trip.
It was just a perfect trip to one of my favorite cities.