Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The City That Never Sleeps

Well we're back from our whirlwind tour of NYC! Travis and I, and his parents, left Friday morning from Detroit and flew out to New York City. Travis' brother Tyler got a job with BASF and lives in Hoboken, and so we flew out for his birthday weekend and to get a little mini-vacation time in. We stayed through Monday, and flew out around 1:00pm. By the time we got back to Detroit, picked up Bella from my parents' house in Tecumseh, and drove back to Grand Rapids - it was early evening. The good news is that the cats had left our Christmas tree was still 100% in tact (thanks for stopping in to check on the cats, Heather!)

Here are a few shots from our trip...

Once we got into the city on Friday, we went out to Roxy's Deli in Times Square for a "little" lunch. In true New York deli style, the portions were not so "little" at all!

That evening, we went to dinner at a steakhouse called Arthur's in Hoboken. Afterwards, we headed back into the city to see the off-Broadway production of "Rock of Ages." The show was incredibly high energy, and a lot of fun! You can find out more about the show here.

On Saturday we spent most of the day in Seaport, shopping and visiting a brewery. In the evening we went to dinner at a pizza joint and then saw "In The Heights" on Broadway. It was AMAZING! This was my pick to see and it didn't disappoint. The choreography was absolutely phenomenal. For more info on the show click here.

Sunday was spent shopping in Times Square, followed by a trip to Radio City Music Hall to see the Rockettes in the annual "Christmas Spectacular." We then took a walk down to Rockafeller Center, and then had drinks and birthday gifts for Tyler at the hotel bar. Travis and I finished the night with some delivery pizza (good thing we only ordered a slice each - look at the size of those things!) before calling it a night.
To see the rest of the pictures from our trip, visit my picasa web album by clicking here.

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