We had such an amazing time. I'll try to break it down by day since I think I took over 300 pictures!
We had a large gaggle of ladies go on this trip. It was mostly organized by some of my mom's former co-workers who in turn invited my mom and then subsequently me, 2 of my aunts, a cousin and a family friend. When all was said and done, we had about 20 of us total!
Mom, Aunt Darlene and I stayed in NOLA the night before near the airport since our flight left around 8am. You never know how traffic is going to be when commuting so we just opted to take the safer route and stayed the night before. I don't usually get nervous when flying, except when I saw that this was our plane. I think we felt every air current along the way.
Thankfully we had a pretty un-eventful flight and landed safely into JFK airport. We got our luggage and headed to the shuttle that took us to our hotel.
|First taxi that we spotted|
|A cute little row of houses in Queens|
|First look at Manthattan|
We stayed at the Hotel Edison, which is right around the corner from Times Square. Overall we were very pleased with the hotel.
Except for one thing... Can you spot what is missing?
A dresser. Yep, we had no dresser. We paid for an upgraded room and were a little miffed that we had to live out of suitcases the entire trip. At least it was easy to settle in. We threw our bags down and then went exploring!
The hotel lobby.
After about an hour of walking around Times Square and the vicinity of our hotel, we had to get ready for our first night!
We had dinner at Sardi's and it was all kinds of amazing. I highly recommend spending the money to eat here. The food was delicious and so was the dessert!
After dinner, we hoofed it to the Gershwin Theatre to watch the Broadway play, Wicked!
|Some of the original costumes from the play|
|And the stage|
The show itself was amazing. I never really had any desire to go to a Broadway play before but that was just the introduction I needed. I'd definitely do this again if I ever find myself back in New York. It was amazing to see a live performance.
We did manage to see only one celebrity while out and about during the whole trip. It was our first night there and we saw Matthew Morrison (from Glee)!
|Sorry he is kinda blurry. It was hard to snap the pic|