Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Monday, January 11, 2010

New York City, 2010

Sean and Bonny flew into Logan Airport late last Wednesday evening. It ended up being a late night catching up, but I still managed to drag myself to work the next morning. We made a big seafood meal of crab and salmon Thursday night (first time making crab for us).
Friday morning, we drove three hours to New York City. Prices are great on hotels right now, so we booked a nice place that took dogs. Greta totally mucked up Bonny's black coat with gobs of white fur on the drive - I wish I had taken a picture. NYC weather was cold and blustery, so we did most of our sightseeing from the car: quick trip past Ground Zero, Trinity Church and over the Brooklyn Bridge and back. We did of course all eat the requisite hot dog.

Bonny is skeptical of Sean's touch-ups on her table drawing
Here we encounter again the inevitable problem of getting Chris to smile for pictures
Saturday, we did a little shopping along Canal Street, and then Bonny and I stood in line in Times Square for an hour at the half-price ticket booth. We had to take turns running into into nearby stores to warm up. She bought us tea on one trip, and I bought us extra socks on another. But all ends well. We wound up with four 40% off tickets (great seats) to Phantom of the Opera that night. Before the show, we walked through the Museum of Modern Art and saw some wacko art and a few famous paintings such as Water Lilies by Monet, Starry Night by Van Gogh and Christina's World by Andrew Wyeth. It was especially neat to see the Wyeth paiting since Sean and Bonny have a framed print at their house and didn't know the original was at this museum.

Starry Night and Christina's World
We ate sushi at a Japanese restaurant right before the show. Not until after we left the restaurant did we realize that one of the servers had spilled soy sauce on Chris' dress shirt. Phantom of the Opera was wonderful. I've seen the movie, but it surely doesn't do justice to the opening scene when the chandelier lights up and swings to the ceiling in a torrent of organ music. Bonny especially was excited to see the show since she used to listen to the music as a little girl.

Desperately trying to catch a cab
Heading out of the "Music of the Night" and into The Phantom of the Opera
(I hope somebody gets my joke)
Greta's endless infatuation with herself
Bonny took some of these pictures, and I shamelessly stole them (thanks, Bonny). We are all back home now and into the dreariest days of winter. Chris started school today - mine resumes next week.


Blogger Bonny said...

I got your joke, Erin. Does that count?
Boo on starting school again. At least you will have a nice hiatus in March. Yay!

5:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I get it too! Wonderful times.
Love, kitty

8:36 PM  
Blogger Katrina Custer said...

I got it too! What a fun time in NYC! Can we do that all again when I come visit?

1:33 PM  
Blogger rarejule said...

I <3 NYC!! It looks like you had a great trip. So nice to "see" you, Erina. Hugs from MN!

9:45 AM  

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