We woke up with nervous anticipation for the BIG city we were about to tackle for the first time.
NEW YORK CITY!
Here goes nothing...
Toto, we aren't in Kansas anymore!
Made it in to RV park without much hassel.
But getting in was a WHOLE NOTHER STORY.
This RV park is in NJ, and on the harbor. It's basically a parking lot. We have to go around the back to park the encolsed trailer since there are no pull through spots big enough for our rig.
We head down and there is this SUPER DUPER tight, sharp left turn, like 90 degrees with a truck on one side, a concrete hill in front of us with a telephone pole and a RV to the right of us.
Dale slips past with 3 inches to spare on either side after some backing up and changing trailer angle. The RV owner came out to help AND make sure his mirror didn't PING off! ;)
I don't know how he does it, but praise Jesus, HE is the driver not me.
We walked the 5 blocks to the train and took our first subway ride ever, and then off to the big city to meet our friend and business partner, Natalia, the NY dancer!
The concentrated amount of people when we first made it out of the subway scared us a bit, like oh no, is this going to be how it is the whole time?
We did the 2 x 2 x 2 buddy system and pushed through, literally. Politely. ;)
Natalia had us wait in Bryant Park while she took the subway to meet us and show us around the city sites.
She's here! It's off to see the library and the Ghost Buster Lions.....
Natalia took us all over the city, hitting the highlight real! Off with a BANG!
Rockefeller Center, Lego store, American Girl Doll Store
We went in and out of some of the most BEAUTIFUL churches!!!!
We also went by Tiffany & Co, Trump Tower, and the Home Alone hotel!
We were STARVING by this point, so Natalia took us down into a subway that was full of shops and restaurants so we could try the infamous Chick N Cone, and of course we had to stop for our newest obsession, BUBBLE TEA!
OH MY WORD, sweet waffle cone with savory chicken was DIVINE! Get the mustard BBQ, it's for sure the best!
Re-fueled and back into the city!
Central park is HUGE! LIke way bigger than you will ever believe from Home Alone and Elf. Bahahaha! I am serious though!
The kids played on the rocks, the swings and Natalia took us all on the oldest Carousel in NY....
So, Broadway is sorta a big deal in the Big Apple. So we knew we needed to see a show, but woah was the cost high.
How big of a deal?
Like new shows going for $500 a ticket a big deal! Like Lion King 20 years later, still $200 for the super duper, nose bleed, cheap tickets.
There is something called a Ticket Lottery you can play every day, unfortunately we didn't win any of them, BUT, Natalia took us down to Broadway, and we went from theatre to theatre, enquiring about their last minute tickets.
ROCK STAR friend right there!
Thank you Jesus, one of the main ones we wanted to see, had availability in the nose bleed section. The more Natalia talked about her friends coming to visit and living on the road in the RV, the nicer the guy got, and the better the seats we were able to access for the same price.
We got to see FROZEN!!! YAY! :)
In the end, we got amazing seats to the left and right of the theatre, Dale and Pax on one side, Destiny, Ty, Avery and I on the other. We couldn't see the very very edge of the right side of the stage, but wow, it was amazing!
I had NO idea they used such amazing special effects in these gigs. WOW! I mean it was phenomenal. I had chills and sweetie Dale even got teary during one of the big songs. (shh, he doesn't want you to know that part) Outfit changes, sparkling diamonds dripping from the stage and everything frozen like crackling ice, it was SO WELL DONE!
At this point, my phone died, total rookie mistake! Noooooooo. It does NOT feel safe to be in a strange place with no way to call if we get seperated or lost. I will be packing a battery charger tomorrow!
We walked over 25,000 steps today, so as soon as we got home it was time for some doTERRA deep blue lotion for our feet, deep blue pills so we can walk tomorrow, and serenity pills for deep, restorative sleep!
More tomorrow, I can't wait!! Eeeek!