I fell in love with NYC!

Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by Hoot Owl, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. Hoot Owl

    Hoot Owl Aficionado

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2008
    Messages:
    3,888
    Likes Received:
    0

    Mar 28, 2010

    I'm really thanking everyone here who helped my my trip even better than I'd dreamed it would be. I would mention a place to my SIL and she'd ask me how I knew about so many places. I told her I had friends!!!!

    So every day life won't be the same after a spring break in NYC. Best things, in order: 1) time with brother & sister-in-law 2) Phantom of the Opera, 3) talking with Mike Huckabee at the air port in Little Rock, (He remembered me from old school days.) 4) praying in Staint Patrick's Cathedral, 5) pedicab ride through Central Park, 6) Brooklyn Bridge, 7) Empire State Building, 8) Statue of Liberty, 9) Shaking Robin Robert's hand at GMA, 10) Frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity's, 11) Carmegie's Deli, 12) Carmine's Italian Resturant, 13) buying jewelry at Tiffanys, (I used my Discover credit card there and they have a strong anti-theft code with it. The snooty man had to call Discover, and then I had to talk to someone to verify my account. I was so embarrassed.) 14) ferris wheel ride at F.A.O. Shwartz, 15) walking ALL over NYC, 16) Double-decker ride, China Town, Wall Street, Greenwich Village, Rockefeller Center, Metropolitian Museum of Mod. Art 17) A glimpse of Ground Zero, NY cheesecake, hot dogs, and pizza. Only regret is the brother-in-law was tired the night we'd planned to go to The View, the resturant which revolves.he

    I woke up at the crack of dawn ready to go every day and fell into bed and asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow. Yep, I have to go back to work tomorrow, every day life just won't be the same. I won't be seeing skinny women all dressed in black. I'm going in all black tomorrow to honor my trip.
     
  2.  
  3. MrsC

    MrsC Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2005
    Messages:
    13,881
    Likes Received:
    1,719

    Mar 28, 2010

    Sounds incredible, Hoot. I've never been to NYC; it's high on my list of places to experience.
     
  4. WindyCityGal606

    WindyCityGal606 Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2006
    Messages:
    2,468
    Likes Received:
    12

    Mar 28, 2010

    How wonderful! How long did you visit?
     
  5. MissCeliaB

    MissCeliaB Aficionado

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Messages:
    3,261
    Likes Received:
    457

    Mar 28, 2010

    I took a group of students earlier this year. We did all that you mentioned, but in five days! It was crazy busy, but I'd do it again in a heartbeat!
     
  6. Hoot Owl

    Hoot Owl Aficionado

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2008
    Messages:
    3,888
    Likes Received:
    0

    Mar 28, 2010

    Six days, we were busy ALL day every day. It rained Tuesday and it didn't slow us down a minute.
     
  7. Ross

    Ross Comrade

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2008
    Messages:
    353
    Likes Received:
    0

    Mar 28, 2010

    What, no visit to the Rose Center! You must go back immediately, or plan another trip there very soon. :)
     
  8. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2006
    Messages:
    27,534
    Likes Received:
    6

    Mar 28, 2010

    It sounds like you had a wonderful time and hit lots of the high spots!!
     
  9. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2001
    Messages:
    24,950
    Likes Received:
    2,105

    Mar 28, 2010

    Hey, Hoot, so glad you love 'our city' (Yeah, I'm a Jersey girl, but I live closer to the city than most of NY State!)
    DH and I take city date nights about every other month. We're headed in in 2 weeks to see 'Come Fly Away' (new Twyla Tharp musical with Frank Sinatra music). Staying over, which we never do so it will be lots of fun...DH and sons going in on Tuesday to the NIT games at Madison Square Garden.
    Have you started planning your next trip yet, Hoot? :):love:
     
  10. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2006
    Messages:
    27,534
    Likes Received:
    6

    Mar 28, 2010

    It's so funny-- that's the way everyone I know refers to NYC-- as though there's only one.
     
  11. AMK

    AMK Aficionado

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2003
    Messages:
    3,019
    Likes Received:
    0

    Mar 28, 2010

    So happy you had a great time. We live very close to the city and got married in Jersey City with the NYC skyline.
     
  12. Hoot Owl

    Hoot Owl Aficionado

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2008
    Messages:
    3,888
    Likes Received:
    0

    Mar 28, 2010

    We went as hard and fast as we could for fear of missing something on my list. LOL

    Oh, AMK, I remeber you got married recently when the snow was so deep. Are you on FB, do you have pictures posted? I LOVE weddings!!!

    I'll have to Google the Rose Center, where were you Ross when I was planning my trip? LOL

    We went by Madison Square Garden, my DH had an uncle who faught there back in the '30's, still was a connection for him. (Sounds so teacher-like.) Your DH and sons will have a blast!! Gotta make some memories with those boys every chance you get.

    Don't know where we'll go next, but I'd go back to NYC tomorrow. I don't think my DH will though. He had a great time but he's a country boy at heart. Would love, love,love to see "Come Fly Away", be sure and post your reviews. City date nights would be awesome! I'd love to take my daughter and daughter-in-law back again some day. It was a dream trip for me.

    How many of you wear all black? I've never seen so many women dressed head to toe in black!
     
  13. TeacherGrl7

    TeacherGrl7 Devotee

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2005
    Messages:
    1,134
    Likes Received:
    0

    Mar 29, 2010

    Oh, Hoot, I'm so excited to hear what a great time you had in the city!! (You're right Alice, everyone I know refers to it as THE city too LoL.) Sad that you missed out on The View, but that's all the more reason to go back sometime!

    I don't always wear all black in the city, but I will say this- it makes it easier for you to go anywhere and look like you fit in! A lot of times when I head in for a day I have half plans of where I'm going, but sometimes I end up somewhere much dressier or more casual or trendier than I had figured, and all black helps you to not stand out if you end up somewhere you hadn't prepared for!
     
  14. Harper

    Harper Companion

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2010
    Messages:
    153
    Likes Received:
    0

    Mar 29, 2010

    On the West Coast, San Francisco is referred to this way. I remember being there and someone asking, "Which city?" Boy, she received some strange looks! :haha:
     
  15. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2001
    Messages:
    24,950
    Likes Received:
    2,105

    Mar 29, 2010

    There is only one like et. ;):love::cool:
    Black is a staple if the city...did you watch last season of 'Project Runway'? The winning designer had so much in black for her collection- a bit of an homage to NYC... :)
     
  16. kinderkids

    kinderkids Virtuoso

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Messages:
    7,630
    Likes Received:
    0

    Mar 29, 2010

    Oh I'd fit right in!! I wear so much black!! It's the staple of my wardrobe.

    Hoot, you know Mike Huckabee???
     

Share This Page

Members Online Now

  1. Ima Teacher,
  2. Sarge,
  3. MissCeliaB,
  4. Kelster95,
  5. February24,
  6. Pi-R-Squared,
  7. miss-m,
  8. futuremathsprof
Total: 305 (members: 10, guests: 278, robots: 17)
test