Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I heart NEW YORK!

This past week we headed to New York City with the PGHS Dance Company!! It was a blast!!! We were constantly on the go and rarely sat to rest. So here is the day by day adventure!

Tuesday we flew out at about 8:20 and arrived in NYC at 4pm. We dropped our luggage at the hotel and headed into the city to hit the Empire State Building. It was a beautiful sight. We had the opportunity to get a great evening view of the city. We only stayed up their for about 10 minutes because the wind was blowing so hard it was FREEZING!! I guess that's what happens when you are in the sky 86 floors.
This is at JFK

On Top of the Empire State Building.

The View from on top.

That night we has some FANTASTIC New York Pizza. It was sooo Yummy!

On Day 2 we visited the Statue of Liberty. What a sight to see!! I have to be honest she's a big woman, but, I thought she was bigger. But still a beautiful sight to behold. That afternoon we headed to Steps Dance Center and took dance classes. I was in a Broadway class with some of the girls and it was pretty fun. It was very entertaining. That night we headed to Mars 2012 for dinner it was interesting. And finally to Mary Poppins!! It was amazing!! I loved the choreography and dancing it was awesome!!

Lady Liberty

The view from the ferry boat ride.

Dinner at Mars.

No explanation needed.

On day 3 we headed into Rockefeller Center & NBC studio's for their tour. We had a chance to see the city form the day light. We weren't able to take picture from inside NBC studio's but it was interesting to see how small the studio was. Then off to more dance classes at Broadway Dance Center. We got a culture shock here. Utah hip-hop vs New York hip-hop not even close to the same. Haha!! But it was great I took one class and did an ok job. I am definitely not a hip hopper but had a blast. Then that night we had some free time so we attempted to get into the live taping of 30 Rock but only had stand by tickets. We stood in the rain for about 1 hour all for nothing. But what fun stories we will have from that!! Then we headed to 5 Guys for dinner. I know, it's a chain restaurant. But, the employees were so great and we got a ton of free french fries!!

Top of the Rock!!

NBC Studio's from the outside.

After dance classes in the rain!!

Day 4 we had early morning technique class at Alvin Ailey Dance Studio's!! It was phenomenal!!! I loved every second of it and so did the girls. It was their favorite dance class!!! After wards we meet up with the parents for shopping at Herald Square and Time Square. We rode the wooden elevators at Macy's! It was super cool. Then that evening saw the Lion King.

Outside the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center!!

We saw the "Naked Cowboy" in Time Square and he was GROSS! What a PERV!

Time Square!!

On Day 5 we headed to Radio City Music Hall!! Beautiful building!!! And then to the famous Canal Street where we bought all of our souvenirs and had a great lunch in Little Italy.

Finally on Sunday morning we went to Central Park where we had a tour of a portion of the park. Which included Strawberry Fields, The Carousel, and the Fountain you see in all of the movies.

The building behind us with the two towers is where John Lennon and Yoko Ono lived. Yoko still lives there.
Me on a bench. I know really exciting.

Self Portrait, notice how I capture the sunlight on the stair case. LOL!!

The Famous Carousel!!

All in all it was a fantastic trip! We had a great time. But, were happy to come home to our babies.