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My trip to New York was really, really great. Now, I've done a lot of traveling in my adult years, and I've learned that vacation stories get old fast, so I'll condense my vacation summary in to the top five events of the trip.

1) Spider-man

The original point of my trip to New York was to see the Broadway musical Spider-man: Turn off the Dark. I had heard that it was bad, and it had it's problems during development, but I'm happy to say it was great! Matt and I both had a blast. It wasn't perfect, but it was certainly entertaining.

310/365 Spider-man

2) Central Park

Central Park was beautiful. We spent hours walking as much of it as we could. While we were there, we saw several famous spots including places where Hair was filmed. We also ran in to Laura Linney!

Central Park Angel's Wings

3) Broadway and Times Square

What a spectacle! We saw Harry Potter dance his ass off, we cried as Jan Maxwell and Bernadette Peters tore our hearts out in Follies, we visited a Toys R Us with a ferris wheel and we had unbelievable BBQ. All within a few blocks.

Big Apple (Color) At Follies

4) Bros

I admittedly didn't want to spend too much time hanging out with Matt's friends in New York, but they turned out to be some great folks to meet. Plus, they provided a unique insight in to day-to-day life in New York. Matt's friends Raffy, Shannon and Andy were gracious hosts and fun people to meet. I'm honored to call them my friends, and I can't wait to see them again.

Pepsi Cola Sign So Tasty!

5) The Statue of Liberty

We wound up seeing the Statue of Liberty in the late afternoon on our last full day in New York. It was a gift of an experience. We get some great pictures, and we had a very memorable and beautiful afternoon.

IMG_3695 311/365

6) Shhhhhh. WHITE CASTLE!!!!!!

Had to sneak this one in. Mid-vacation, I realized that New York has White Castle. I told Matt that if he cared about me at all, he would let me go there. It was his first time, and he liked it. Yes!

White Castle!

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I need to say an extra thanks to Matt for really making this trip happen. I decided I wanted to go to New York to see Spider-man, and I didn't care who went with me, and I only intended on going to a night or two. Matt turned the trip in to a full-on New York vacation, and I owe him big.

Also, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] chulo_los for suggesting Follies. It was great!
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I'm in New York with [livejournal.com profile] xxtapemakerxx, and we're having a great time.

Here's the view from our room.  I gay-gasped.

Camera Roll-110

We've seen two plays so far: How to Succeed in Business and Follies.

Harry Potter Now *this* is happening.

But I think one of our favorite memories of the trip will be of getting haircuts.  We both forgot to get ones before the trip, and we both felt shaggy.  On our way back to the hotel, there was a barber in the subway station.  Done!

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I heard it rained in San Diego.  It's been beautiful here.  :)

Found it.

Oct. 24th, 2011 10:58 am
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I found my leather jacket last night. I may need it for my up-coming trip to New York.

I couldn't believe it, yesterday we were sitting around and [livejournal.com profile] xxtapemakerxx said "We're going to New York in a week and a half."

It's time to start thinking about what I'm going to bring on my trip. I'm thinking I'll bring my jacket, a hoodie and some thin sweaters. The weather may be all over the place, so it's all about layers.

296/365
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All of a sudden, my trip to New York is about 2 weeks away. Yikes!

I have wanted to go to New York for forever, and now it's really happening. [livejournal.com profile] xxtapemakerxx is doing a great job of planning our events and getting tickets to our plays. Thanks Matt!

This morning, I bought a City Pass. It includes admission to several museums, cruises and tours.

291/365

As far as plays go, it looks like we'll be seeing Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark and How to Succeed in Business with Harry Potter. Looks like we're also going to see Coco Peru, star of Girls Will Be Girls. Yay!

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