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NYC (2011)

Several years ago, Annie and I took a cruise to the Bahama’s, on which we met 3 brothers from New Jersey.  12 years later, we’re all grown up and reconnecting over Facebook.  Fast forward 4 years and the eldest brother is getting married.  Enter trip to New Jersey/New York.

Apart from the wedding, catching up with friends whom now live in the city, shopping and dining, we also saw:

  • The Radio City Rockettes
  • Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
  • New Jersey Devil’s Game
  • 30 Rock: Top of the Rock
    • A great alternative to the Empire State Building.  It’s less crowded and you can reserve viewing times, which makes scheduling other activities easier.
  • Discovery Channel Museum: Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit
    • Amazing exhibit for history buffs.  I wouldn’t consider myself this, but I still found it to be awe inspiring.
  • Broadway: Phantom of the Opera
    • I wish I could take a trip to the city on an annual basis just to see a new play each time.  Absolutely outstanding production.
  • 9/11 Memorial
    • Quite an impressive memoriam.  It will be an amazing place once the museum is complete (projected for fall of 2012).  The memorial they had set up in the gift shop moved me to tears.  I can’t imagine the impact of an entire building.
  • Central Park
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
    • Apparently this is a donation organization, so it would be an excellent stop if you’re traveling on a budget.  Note: it is massive.  We only made it through about a ¼th of the wings; that was about 5 hours.  Tired feet.

Just a few pictures from our week (click to enlarge).

~ by sonja on December 23, 2011.

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