NYC Day 1 was so spectacular, how could anything compete with it? On our second day, we woke up to Deric's Birthday!
Then we were off for the day! It was kind of cold and rainy, and I had the early 1st trimester pregnancy tireds, so we took a cab to The Museum of Natural History in Central Park.
I wish I had awesome things to say about the Museum. You see it in movies, and in television shows. It is always made to out to be so cool, but in my opinion it was kind of boring. I thought there would be more artifacts, not displays and man made diagrams. There was a lot of reading, so it was pretty boring for Bladen. Deric on the other hand thought it was pretty awesome. Nerd.
There were some interesting things that we all enjoyed, it was just not what we had expected I think. Bladen really enjoyed the dinosaurs, so we spent a good amount of time there.
|This was in the afternoon, I was pretty pooped by then.|
He loved the dino bones and ran around with Papa, and Grammy looking at all the big dinosaurs.
Then it was back to the museum for a bit before I was totally pooped and went back to the hotel.
After some rest and some dinner, it was now Deric and I's turn to go to Wicked!!! It was drizzling/misting pretty good still, so we decided to try and get a cab. I think I've heard somewhere how hard it is to get a cab in the rain in NYC, they weren't kidding. We were in our nicer theater clothes, standing out in the rain, waving our arms to the million cabs that were apparently already full of customers. When we would finally get one to slow and pull over to where we were, all the experienced rude New Yorkers would pounce and hop in the cab before we had a chance. It was a little dumb founding. After many attempts and deciding we were pretty soaked already, we just walked to the theater.
At intermission, after "Defying Gravity" Deric was sucked in and sold. He was taken back by how awesome it was and was really enjoying himself. I knew he would, it was really fun to experience that with him. (Kind of like taking him to Disneyland for the first time!) Wicked was amazing and we are so grateful we got to go!
Day 3 in NYC
I wish I could say I enjoyed this day more than I did. I think a lot of it had to do with my hormones being wacko, but I think it would have been hard for me anyway. We went to the World Trade Center Memorial, and they did such a great job with it.
We took the subway over to Brooklyn. Subways are always fun, Bladen thought it was pretty fun!
Then the really cool part of the day that I did enjoy was walking over the Brooklyn Bridge. That was something that several people suggested to do, so walk we did!
Then when you actually get into Lower Manhattan, there is such a different feel there. Maybe it was just my own somber feelings, but it isn't happy and upbeat like the rest of the city. I think it was also Saturday, so all the business peeps weren't around either. But it just felt different.
Anyway- that was our New York trip! 3 short, jam packed days full of fun! It would be fun to go back or have had more time to explore, but it was perfect. The first day was my favorite, the energy of Time Square can't be beat. I bet Central Park would be awesome, but it was still winter/spring time and the trees didn't have any leaves. So when we drove through it to get to the Museum, you could tell it's a pretty cool park. But would be especially beautiful with all it's foliage.
Things I want to do if I ever get to go back:
-See another Broadway musical
-Eat some awesome cheesecake
-Go to Central Park
-Do more shopping, or looking
-Try more fun and unique food places
-Check out some more big landmarks
Thank you mom and dad for taking us to New York! We are so glad that we got to experience it in general, but especially with you! We had a blast and have so many great memories!