Monday, September 18, 2006

New York Labor Day

Mooey, Weenie and I set off for New York on Thursday after work. When we arrived at Mooey's parent's apartment, her father was watching the US Open. Agassi was playing Baghdatis. When we landed, Agassi had the game well in hand but once we arrived at the apartment, it was 2 sets all. It was around 11:30 and we were all bushed but we couldn't stop watching the match.

Weenie and I got in bed but I couldn't shut my eyes. Once Agassi won I could sleep. All was right in the world.

The next morning we got up early and caught the subway to Queens. We had our US Open tickets in hand. I was so excited.

An hour later, we sprinted to the gates with hundreds of others. We didn't have any bags so we went to a separate line that went directly into the tennis center. It was around 10:00 and the matches didn't start until 11:00. We decided to check out the practice courts to see if anyone famous was playing.

After walking around, Weenie spotted a huge crowd looking into the fences covered with mesh. We finally made our way up there and Serena Williams and her dad were hitting balls.

We headed up to our seats to watch Roger Federer play. Our seats were at the top but it's way smaller than it looks on TV. It's about the size of the Fedex Forum.

Here is Elena Dementieva. She's the #4 women's player.

We went over and watched a little of Martina before we had to leave. We were at the top and this is the best shot I could get.

We had had enough tennis and walked to the subway. It was an hour ride back and we were tired. As we were walking back to the apartment, it started raining. I was so glad we had bought morning tickets!

The next morning it was raining again so we walked 3 blocks to our favorite diner and had breakfast. Then a little shopping and back to the apartment to shower for the Broadway show Spamalot.

The show was hysterical and all of us had grins on our faces the entire show. It was Weenie's first Broadway show and she loved it.

Sunday is always Chinatown. We went to Mandarin Court. It's the same place we always go. It's always good and we always want Dim Sum. It was Weenie's first Dim Sum and she really enjoyed it. After eating, we went shopping for all the fake designer stuff. Every few steps, someone would approach you and ask if you wanted a Coach bag. I finally resorted to screaming "I don't carry a purse" but no one really speaks English so they would only smile. Check out Mooey and Weenie at the fish market.

We bought some fake stuff and then headed to a street festival. It was super crowded and we didn't buy anything. We caught a cab to Central Park and 72nd. I'd never seen the park when there were leaves on the trees because I'm always there in the winter.

We walked down to Strawberry Fields. It's a memorial to John Lennon. It was very crowded and there was a guy playing Love Me Do on his guitar. Mooey looked at me and said "Paul mainly wrote that song" and we laughed.

If you turn around you can see The Dakota through the trees where John used to live.

The next day was our last and we decided to take the Circle Line tour. The giant boat goes around the entire island of Manhattan. It takes about 3 hours. We got there early and got in line so we could get the primo seats.

We ended up getting great seats on the top at the back of the boat. The weather was spectacular and the picture taking was intense! I took about 100 pictures. Here are a few.

We made it home safe and sound Monday night. Another great trip to NYC!

1 comment:

GG said...

Awesome pics! Sounds like a great time!