Wednesday, June 10, 2009

New York, New York. I Love New York

We started off the day with a 45 minute train ride from Tarrytown to Grand Central Station. We started off walking to find Times Square. We got a bagel and hot chocolate. It was a little chilly when we got there so the hot chocolate was just what we needed. On the way we stumbled on the Today Show. They were breaking down the set outside and as we looked at the set inside we saw Al Roker. He was talking with Brian Williams. Couldn't get the best pic but it was cool to see them anyway. We also cut a commercial for the today show...or at least that is what they told us. I'm sure the other hundred they shot that day were just for fun. They weren't trying to sell us a $30.00 dvd or anything.
After that we browsed in some stores, did some shopping and made our way to Times Square. There we went to the M&M store where we bought over priced M&M's and stickers. The girls liked it though. After that we made our way to Planet Hollywood for lunch. There we saw lots of Hollywood memorabilia such as the clothes they wore in the Titanic and Twilight. They had hand prints of movie stars such as Paul Newman, Clint Eastwood and the girls favorites...Ashley Tisdale and the Jonas Brothers.
After that we were off to The Lion King. We had great seats. While we were there the ushers brought in someone and sat them maybe 20 feet from us. I looked over and saw that it was Hugh Jackman. WOW. He was with his wife and daughter. It sure made the scenery even better. He is gorgeous. What a great sighting. The show was spectacular. The costumes and singing and everything was wonderful. What an end to a great day. After the Lion King we bought some souvenirs and then made our way back to Grand Central Station. It took us a few minutes to figure out which train to take but we made it. After we got back to the the hotel we saw dad and Harriet. We talked to them for a few minutes then they left to go out to dinner. I went to the store to get stuff for dinner and then it was off to bed. Tomorrow we go back to the city. We will have a great tour sister Rachel is going to show us around. Stay tuned.....

New York City Here We Come

We arrived in Tarrytown, New York yesterday with an uneventful flight and taxi ride to the hotel. The girls were excited to ride in a taxi although they were hoping for the cash cab. When we got to the hotel I unpacked and got organized and Jim and the girls went to work out and to go swimming. We ordered pizza and went to bed fairly early to get up and get going early. Tomorrow...Times Square and the Lion King.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Tuesday is the day.

Tomorrow we will board our flight going to White Plains, NY. We are so excited, especially the girls. We are going there for my sister Robin's wedding. We are going several days early and will enjoy the sights of NYC and around White Plains. For now the girls and I are packing and and trying to get ready to go. If only they would quit fighting and arguing so I could actually concentrate on printing our boarding passes. We will keep you updated daily on our activities.