Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Trip to New York City

To celebrate our upcoming 10th Wedding Anniversary, Julie and I took a trip to New York last week. Our first evening in the city, we got half priced tickets to see the Broadway Show, Memphis. It was a nice show and very different from most typical Broadway musicals. On that day, we also took in the sights and sounds of Times Square. The next day, we decided to try to get tickets for the Late Show with David Letterman. I wanted to go because Kelly Ripa was a scheduled guest, and Julie wanted to go because she had never been in the live studio audience for a tv show before. While we waited to see if we would get tickets, we traveled to the Macy's store in Herald Square. It was overwhelming for us, but while at Macy's, we learned that we got tickets to the Late Show. On our way to the show, we popped into Lindy's on Sixth Ave to have a bite of cheesecake. This restaurant is where Chuck Berry treated Buddy Holly to cheesecake back in the 1950s. We saw the taping of the show and had a good time. The next day, we took the ferry out to Liberty Island. As you can see in the photo, it was raining, but it was well worth it. In the afternoon, Julie got her hair cut and styled at Arrojo Studio by Nick Arrojo in SoHo. We later went by Chinatown and had really good cheeseteaks for dinner in Murray Hill. Our final day began by renting bicycles and touring through Central Park, The Upper East and West Side, Harlem, and Morningside Heights. We found Grant's Tomb and used a lot of the really nice bike lanes in New York. That afternoon, we attended a street fair in Greenwich Village. Later we walked across the Brooklyn Bridge and ate Gramaldi's Pizza under the Brooklyn Bridge as the sun set across Manhattan. It was a busy but very enjoyable trip.