Better late than never, we went to NYC two months ago. It was for work. Well let's be honest, it was mostly play and a smidgen work!
We started out the trip finding a fingernail in Katy's rice crispy treat. Yes, you read that right, a fingernail. A pinky fingernail. Needless to say, Katy opted out of digesting another humans DNA and trashed the treat. Not the best way to start , but we didn't let that get us down!
Once we arrived in The City, we asked our Uber driver what time stores close, he laughed (and thought "poor farm folk") and said the stores don't close. We all heard the 'Hallelujah Chorus' (fast forward to us shopping at the Disney Store at 2am)!
Our first stop was Shake Shack where we devoured our food and shared a couple desserts, our favorite was the Jelly Donut Sunday. From there we hopped on a double decker tour bus to see NYC! We loved our tour guide, he was so knowledgeable and fun. Every other time we got on a bus with a different guide we were missing our original!
That night was a first for all of us, we went to see the Broadway show, Kinky Boots! We thought we might as well live it up and get a drink, $30 later... for one drink. Yikes! Regardless, we all were picking our jaws up off the floor when the show ended. We were pretty much ready to get on the stage and join the cast. We were so jazzed up and impressed, we went to see Aladdin on Broadway the following evening. Can you say obsessed?
The next day we had a fun filled day doing touristy things. We toured the NBC studios. It was so cool standing in the Jimmy Fallon studio and the Saturday Night Live studio, just to name a few. After that we made our way to the Statue of Liberty. We wouldn't suggest waiting to go to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty in August 90 degree heat, packed as tight as sardines with stinky people. Talk about sweat. We were drenched. That aside, it was truly amazing. We got to go up in the pedestal, the view up there was spectacular. We couldn't go up in the crown because the tickets were sold out. Our perspiration was totally worth seeing Lady Liberty and her universal symbol of freedom.
Our last full day in New York was spent at an incredible class. To say we were enthralled would be an understatement. We had second row seats and the 5 hour class ended up lasting 7.5! The 3 instructors were all knowledgeable in their individual topics. We came back with so many techniques, tips and tricks. The best part, tons and tons of useable information. The class exceeded our expectations and was worth our trip.
Our parting day, we went to get the most delicious macaroons at Laduree's and then we went to... drum roll please... the Alexi and Ani store. Well, we blacked out. We lost a whole hour of our life and we have no idea where it went. We do know that we bought some amazing new jewelry! Because of our "black out" we were running very VERY behind. Our sweet Uber driver was frantically weaving in and out of traffic to try and get us to our flight on time. We all had stomach aches, we were so nervous! We made it to our flight, but our connection was a bit of a different story. We were just having a leisurely lunch in O'Hare and we thought we might as well take our half eaten lunch and make our way to the gate. We get to our gate and it's a ghost town. The entire plane was loaded and they were waiting on us!! The whole flight was mad at us. They were glaring and they wouldn't talk to us. Plus we had stinky food that smelled really good. They hated us. We must have gotten confused on the times. Oh well, we made it home and we had full bellies.
All in all, we laughed harder than we ever have. We saw some pretty amazing things. And came home full of excitement and a head full of new techniques to use on all of our wonderful clients. See you soon NYC!✌🏼️