Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Kat over at Candles, Crafts and Whatnot bestowed this award on me and many others a few weeks ago and this time I wanted to get to it sooner rather than later. I have to say that this is a really cool award and much appreciated Kat. Of course, now the hard part is who to give it to since I think I've seen it given to most of the blogs I would have given it too already. To be honest all the blogs I visit regularly inspire me in some way, shape or form. So I'll have to be lazy and say ... if you haven't received it already from someone else and you stop by here regularly then consider yourself my inspiration!
Now to our trip. If you haven't been to New York City recently then let me tell you that the hotel operators there obviously don't realize what the economy is like. Luckily for us, we only paid for one of three nights hotels since we won a night at a LaQuinta and had accrued enough nights at Hotels.com that we had earned a free night. It's amazing how much extra you have to pay just to have your own bathroom!! The photo above of the Empire State Building was from the second hotel from our room. Sadly, when we got in the room it was a mess and they ended up moving us but I did manage to snap this shot before we moved since the next room had a view of a brick wall. One thing I will say is you CAN actually do NYC for cheap as far as eating at least for breakfast. There are loads of guys on the corners selling bagels with cream cheese for $1.50. We stopped by those and that fills you up pretty good for a while.
This is me with my freshly dyed hair in front of Giants Stadium on Friday morning. We had General Admission tickets and you had to get there by 1pm to get a wristband to get in the "pit". Being in the pit means you are closest to the stage which of course means being nearer to Bruce. The husband did manage to give him a tap on the back on Friday night and touch him on Saturday night! Friday night we had more energy and were dancing a lot. At one point I happened to notice a very conservative looking guy next to us and I looked harder and realized it was Brian Williams the anchor for the NBC Nightly News. If I had known he was a Bruce fan I might have actually watched the news a bit more....lol.
All in all we managed to have a good time fairly cheaply in New York which is pretty difficult but can be done. The only complaints were the airlines but I won't even bore you with that since I am sure everyone else has their airline horror stories lately. Worst part of traveling is the "getting there".