- We took a chinatown bus to Boston (not bad)
- We took the Bolt bus from NY to DC (a very nice bus- I wholeheartedly recommend it)
- A 4 hour greyhound trip from DC to Charlottesville
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Lizzy- I think Chocolate Babka is Cameron’s new favorite food. We went twice- and even used it as Cam’s birthday cake!
KayCee- Turns out tickets to the statue of liberty crown are sold out through August. Oh and I definitely saw my share of the purse guys without even going to basements- they walk around battery park with huge boxes on dollies and say, “Coach? Prada?”
Trevor- When we come back to New York once I have a job that’s paid, we will for sure check out the helicopter tour and let you know how it was…
Carissa- I saw the turtles and really wanted one! The only problem was that I didn’t know how to get them home on the plane. If you have ideas let me know- I still have a few days to run down and get one!
Emily- The Natural History Museum didn’t have many of the exhibits that I expected after Night at the Museum, but I liked the fossil gallery and Cam liked the exhibits about the different peoples and how they lived.
Dad- The line for the Empire State Building is like 10years long, so rather than enact sleepless in Seattle, we chose to do the Newsies.
Brandon- I don’t know if we can give you credit for the advice to see a Broadway show… there was no way that Cam was going to come and not see one. We went to 2.5 actually- Phantom (Great) Lion King (Splendid) and Cam went to Wicked (Favorite).
Grandma- Ground zero was really interesting- I just couldn’t believe everything that went on in such a small place. They had a temporary visitor’s center that had a recording booth where you could record your story about where you were and what you remember. I love the design for the monument that is being built there- very fitting I think.
Bryson- It’s called Screme. I had a coconut and a mango Gelato. Cameron had grapefruit (surprisingly tasty). The guy was patient while I sampled 3 and then picked 2 that I didn’t sample… which puts this place head and shoulders above street venders.
And now *drumroll please*:
Runner-up award for the best laid plans: Scott- We loved that you were even detailed enough to have the afternoon planned out for us! Dylan’s Candy Bar was Yum- we loved the chocolate-covered Oreos, but we are sad to inform you that the tram to Roosevelt Island is out of service until October. We still took the subway over to see the view and took the bus around the whole island which took about 10 minutes. You also get props for being the most "on brand"...
And our seriously very hard to choose winner is:
Alie- Levain’s Bakery for the best cookie I’ve had in my life! It was so thick and gooey it was almost a brownie. Cam got a glass of whole milk (ick) with his and called it dinner. On par was the recommendation to visit the Sony Technology Lab- our favorite part was the machine that sensed your body movements and made an animated character dance like you. Altogether a very cool and fantastically free experience.
Thanks everyone for your suggestions/entries!
Friday, June 11, 2010
What you may be asking right now is, "then why is she blogging and not watching the show?"
So this actually isn’t the first time I’ve won the Wicked Lottery. Those of you who have been following my life for awhile now know that almost 3 years ago I won tickets for me and my roommate Alana in LA-and it was amazing! We split front row center, with only the conductor between us and the stage.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
The question that I get asked at work just about every morning is, “what did you do last night?” Usually I have a pretty good answer, since Cam and I try to go have an adventure every day. The funniest part though is how many times I hear, “huh, I’ve never been there” as a response.
When we went to the statue of liberty and Ellis Island 2 weekends ago, I was telling my supervisor about it and she mentioned that she had never been there- after growing up in New Jersey and now working in New York for 6 years. I actually can’t tell you how many people in my office said the same thing.
I think it’s because there isn’t any urgency. When you’re a tourist you have 3 days to see everything, so you’re going to plan to squeeze it all in. For us, we have 7 weeks so I’ve noticed there are some things we haven’t done because we’ll “do it next week”. If you lived here, we’ll then there’s no deadline at all (since landmarks don’t really wander off).
One of the guys in my office worked for 3 years in the basement of the Empire State Building and he’s never been to the top. I lived in Utah for 4 years and never went skiing. Where haven't you been?
Sunday, June 6, 2010
- I find a ridiculous amount of joy in watching my google analytics go up. In fact, so much that I'll share it with you-here are my views/week since my blog began:
- I love sending out surveys and watching the results come in! The best part is reading what people put for text entry questions- people always surprise me.
- I get a real kick out of finding numbers to prove something. It's awesome how much insight you have when you're basing things off 5oo opinions, instead of just your own
- I like making graphs- you just get so much more impact.
- I think my very favorite is being able to look at a client, and without either of us feeling like I'm bragging, I can say with numbers, "look how awesome I did" and neither of us can argue with the numbers :)