Sunday, April 26, 2009

All in a New York Minute

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Dave and I went to New York for a few days last week. He had some meetings and there were two "spouse events" so I tagged along. Here is what I did while he was busy...
*Went stand-by to Regis and Kelly. Found some nice people that helped me get in and two of them happened to be members of the Church. Saw awesome guests: Jennifer Lopez, Brooke Shields, and Cirque du Soliel
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*Went in to see the temple.
*Got together with a great friend that I met in London who now lives in Manhattan.
*Went on an interesting tour at the UN.
*Went to the 8th floor of Saks Fifth Avenue and tried on a pair of $1,000 shoes. Really, $1,000. And they were the cheap ones!
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*Went to the school where I taught 17 years ago and caught up with the teachers who are still there. Great to see them again after all these years
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*Took the bus down 5th Avenue to give my poor feet a break.
Then, when Dave was free, we...
*Ate at Peter Lugers (#1 Steakhouse for the past 25 years!) to celebrate our 17th anniversary.
*Saw Blithe Spirit (Rupert Everett and Angela Lansbury)
*Went back to Saks to show him the amazing floor of shoes.
*Went to Canal Street and FINALLY found the orange bag I have been searching for.
*Went to Mon Petit Cafe for was a our favorite French restaurant 17 years ago and it is still there!
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*Went to Ground Zero and saw the amazing 9-11 memorial museum. I was so moved, I is a great tribute.
*Walked around Battery Park City where we lived when Andy was a baby, and again when Alaina was little.
*Had my first ever Starbucks hot chocolate!

*Went by our first apartment, only to find it is now a nice salon instead of a rat and roach infested hole.
I think that is all...
Then, we had an eventful airport experience. After waiting for one hour on the tarmac, we found ourselves back at the gate where the captain informed us that a suspicious battery had been found, along with a "threatening note to one of the passengers". So, we deplaned and waited two more hours. They finally had to get a new plane for us because they couldn't rule out any foulplay, so we boarded the second aircraft and had to wait in line for take off for another hour! We ended up getting home four hours late, but at least they gave us each 10,000 bonus miles for our inconvenience.
What a great trip!


Logan St Journal said...

Oh you just took me down memory lane in NYC. What a great trip!

Fenima said...
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Fenima said...

So fun and eventful Dayna, you are so productive. Yes, if you want to send over your kids' antique/ vintage clothes (ha ha ha), I'll be delighted. I'm all about hand me down and recycle. I'm so glad that Ryan is inviting Becca. I miss her. Can't wait to see them at the party. I wanna see your new orange bag, pic please?

Cathy said...

Sounds like a great trip and you still managed to text me while doing all of this! You are awesome! Please show me how to do the picture collages!

Let's get a Starbucks hot chocolate and go to that new 17 movie next week. Want to? I'll put together a group of Sistaahhs and we can go!

Heidi McMillan said...

How fun!! I just tried calling you but was scared to leave a message because I don't know if it was the right #. Give me a call so we can play.

The Garff family said...

Oh - I am SO jealous! I've tried to get on Regis and Kelly, but still no luck. Got a picture of Jackie Chan and Paris Hilton coming out of the studio and that was as far as I got! :0
Sounds like a WONDERFUL trip Dayna. I love New York! So, are you going to wear your $1000 shoes at book club on Thursday? ; ) xoxo

Jacquie said...

Walt&I also lived in NYC when we were 1st married and he was working on Wall Street and the memories of "The Big Apple" are the best! We always love to return to visit our old favorite spots. We're hopefully going to get back this year for a wedding (Yeah)!