Monday, August 18, 2008

New York, New York!

The night before we left, Jill treated us to hair makeovers. I love having bangs again, thanks so much Jill! We also received a gift basket full of fun girl stuff (headbands, jewelry, books, stationary, and a special surprise for our trip).

Of course, Kelley (my sis) looks great - her blue eyes are amazing.
(She asked me to use a different photo and now blogger won't let me upload a new one)

Our hotel - it was an upgraded room and the beds were so comfortable - the bathroom was not what I expected, but we were hardly in our room. We had great views of downtown from our corner window.
No trip to New York is complete without this guy -
The Naked Cowboy - drop a dollar in his boots or guitar and he'll pose with you. I obviously need to start drinking, I was too much of a stick in the mud to pose with the butt-grabber.
The lovely subway - it's far dirtier than the DC Metro but pretty easy to navigate.
I love the mosaics down there
Note the radiant glow from the steamy subway facial (no charge). I can't believe how stuffy it was down there.
The day we went to get tickets (but ran out of time) there was a power outage at the Empire State building, stranding people on the observation deck and in elevators. I'm glad we missed out on that action.
This is Spielberg's favorite shot because it shows perspective (and the trolley car/bus is pretty cool too)
This is my favorite shot - I love the reflection of the building across the street.

This was our evening entertainment. We were probably a little too close (we could see the goat spitting as he sang), but it was great! I want to see it again. I would really love to see it with Kristen Chenoweth.
Then we ate at the Starlight Diner where the waiters and waitresses are trying to get their break in theatre and they perform for you. The performances were great, but the food and the restroom were the worst I've seen (just a word to the wise)

Midnight on Times Square
If it's possible, Times Square was even busier on Sunday afternoon - you could hardly walk.
We shopped a bunch down on Canal Street, but we weren't wearing the right clothes to get the designer deals (or so I'm told). It was so fun, I'm glad that I got over my traveling jitters and took some chances. Where is that Naked Cowboy when you need him?


jill said...

What a great post!!! It looks like you and Kelley had a great time! Your hair looks great, I really like the dark hair color and the bangs. I'm so glad that I got to meet you, you're an inspirational person to all of us. Hope to see you soon.

athena said...

you and your sister have the prettiest eyes ever. love the hair makeover too. enjoy new york! i love new york city!!

Summer said...

What fun! Your sister has gorgeous blue yes but you have gorgeous green eyes you know. You look lovely!

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

You look smashing! I'm so glad you were able to take this much deserved trip.

Marne said...

Isn't Wicked the most fabulous show? We were just in NY in June..your post brought back so many memories, even though it was not that long ago. Glad you had a great time!

Mrs. Organic said...

jill - I'm going to have to get that magic formula from you so my sis can do my hair that way next time.

athena - new york is a photographer's dream isn't it? I couldn't believe the beautiful architecture. You wouldn't believe how many pics I took of buildings

Mrs. Organic said...

summer & cocoa - thank you!

marne - it was so great! I want Mr. O to see it, but I wonder if he'll like it.

Kim N said...

What a fun trip! I have only been to NYC once and I fell in love with it. I really want to go back.

You look fabulous and I love the bangs!

JENNIFRO said...

I can't believe I am just now looking at these posts!!
I just LOVE New York! What a great experience to get to go with your sis. I love everything you highlighted--and have to say Stardust is awesome but you are SOOO right about the bathrooms especially. gag.

The Family G said...

I probably look as green as that wicked poster right now, I’m so jealous! What an all around amazing experience. The history, the art, the architecture, the out doors, friends, family and shopping? What more could you ask for?

Did you know Wicked is coming here in the spring? Sounds like a must see.

Love the hair! Hmm, maybe it’s time for bangs again.