Although I cannot consider myself a city girl just yet, I have officially made my first journey to The Big Apple. I was definitely a small town country girl caught up in the hustle and bustle in the city! While it was nice to visit, I can honestly say without a shadow of a doubt that I would not want to live there. I cannot imagine having to navigate through that place on a daily basis.
We did the typical touristy things: Visited the Empire State Building, Took a Water Tour to see The Statue of Liberty, Saw A Broadway Show, and had a NYC Hot Dog and slice of Pizza. I must say that I was very glad to have visited the city so nice they named it twice with my "bestie" of 21 years. She's been living in Maryland for 10 years now, so she's become quite the city girl herself. She's an amazing navigator and hails a mean taxi cab!
I had a fabulous time but unfortunately the camera I took was malfunctioning. I took a few pictures and when I went back to review, they weren't on the card. I assume that either the camera was malfunctioning or the memory card was not accepting the images. Either way, the only images I captured to share with you of my visit are the ones I snapped with my Iphone. Fortunately it captured some great shots.
We waited in line at the TKTS discount ticket booth. Fortunately we got there and only waited an hour in the (record!) heat. It was pretty miserable, but in Times Square there is always entertainment! The beautiful bride you see pictured here was more than blushing, she was glowing in the heat! She was beautiful and took a moment to pose with her groom atop the stairs in the center of Times Square. They were marvelously happy and she was positively breath taking in that beautiful gown. Although I didn't know who they were, it made me smile to see them enjoy their special day.
We waited in the ticket line a little over an hour to get discounted tickets to see the Broadway show, Rock of Ages, an arena-rock love story told through the mind-blowing, face-melting hits of JOURNEY, NIGHT RANGER, STYX, REO SPEEDWAGON, PAT BENATAR, TWISTED SISTER, POISON, ASIA, WHITESNAKE and many more. In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small town girl met a big city rocker and in LA’s most famous rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the 80s. It was an awesomely good time about dreaming big, playing loud and partying on! Becca and I both enjoyed it.
Before the show, we had dinner at Bubba Gumps Shrimp Company. It was recommended by a Facebook friend and am I ever glad she did! It was awesome food and our waiter was great fun and even hit us with some fun Forrest Gump Trivia. We did great on most of it, but failed the one about which movies featured both Tom Hanks and Gary Sinise. There were three. Can YOU name them? Becca and I both had Lt. Dan’s Drunken Shrimp: Large Chargrilled Shrimp and Andouille Sausage with Mashed Potatoes and Bourbon Sauce! It was scrumptious! There was a great photo opportunity while waiting to be seated, of course I couldn't pass up! Ya love my shoes?
|"That's all I hafta say about that!"|
|Taken atop the Empire State Building|
|Me and Lady Liberty!|
|I really loved the bridges!|
|Reconstruction of the World Trade Center!|
|So beautiful! Her shoe size: 879!|
We had a great time and made it back to Baltimore all in once piece and have enjoyed our day back here. We had lunch at the Cheesecake factory. I won't bore you with photos of my lunch and dessert, but suffice it to say it was magnificent!