Friday, June 12, 2009

New York, New York

My fabulous husband won us a trip to NY. We went last weekend, when our favorite Tampa Bay Rays were there to play the NY Yankees. My dad and Jennifer watched our kids, so we were rid of our parental responsibilities for a few days, and the 2 of us just had fun like the good ole days.

Our first night, we went to dinner with the Hocks. We ate at a great Thai-French restaurant, Vong's. Yum! The next day it rained all day, so we went to the Museum of Modern Art (indoors) to pass the time. Here we are admiring the art.

Honestly, we were a bit surprised by the things that were called art. Here is a random wool suit, hanging from the wall. Here is my contribution to MOMA. This is a picture I took of some statues in the museum, but way overexposed. Anyway, I figure if some of the crazy stuff in MOMA is considered art, then they should add this next image to their collection :) We followed our sister-in-law's (Chez) recommendation and went to see Wicked. Our seats were in the VERY last row, but dead center. Despite that fact, we could hear and see everything during this fabulous show. We enjoyed it tons! Now I know how it all started :)

Saturday we went for a morning run in Central Park, but took the subway too far north, so we ran through Harlem instead. Then we headed to Brooklyn for the Rays/Yankees game. The new Yankee Stadium was SO nice. The seats had a good 5 inches of cushioning - the most comfy stadium seats I've ever sat in. To top it all off, our TB Rays beat the Yankees in a GREAT game.
We finished our trip with a great New York strip steak dinner and a trip to Times Square since Ty was trying to talk all the street vendors into giving him a "bling" watch for $5. Even though he's a pretty smooth talker, we didn't come home with any watches or fake purses, just a souvenir cup from Wicked. Thanks again to Dad, Jennifer, Abbey, Ashley and Alethea for helping take care of our kids while we were gone!!


Chez said...

So glad you liked the show!!!

It looks like you guys had an awesome time! Can't wait to hear more about it!

Julie T said...

Looks like an awesome getaway for you two! Glad you had a nice time.

Colleen said...

Sounds like a great getaway. Now, my turn!!! :)