Wednesday, September 26, 2012

My Northeasternly Trip Recap

Warning: Picture Overload

If any of you follow me on Instagram, you know exactly what I did while I was up north. This is forth principal reason that I have an Insta-addiction and tend to post a picture every 30 minutes (exaggeration...maybe) hey, I gotta keep my peeps updated.

For those of you who don't (and should - @mrsstephkoz,) here's a little recap of my long weekend, filled with weddings, broadway shows, city sights, and.... well... bomb threats (You'll see).

We left the sunshine state last Thursday afternoon on our way to Hartford via a connecting flight in DC. For a cheapo depot set of tickets, our flights up were surprisingly comfortable. (The same cannot be said of our trip back, but we'll talk more about that later.)

Friday, after touring Yale all morning, we attended my cousin's rehearsal dinner. Rather than a formal dinner, they rented out a duckpin bowling alley and had a pizza truck situated outside. Let me tell you, it was genius!

Not only was everyone able to relax and enjoy themselves (which can not be undervalued in the wedding process,) but the pizza was insanely good, and the variety was amazing. I even tried mashed potato pizza for the first time. If you've never had it, you've gotta make it happen.

Saturday, we took an early train into the city and explored all day. We began the day in Central Park, and the weather could not have been any more cooperative. It was 75 and sunny all day with a slight breeze that made everything smell like fall, without the super chilly temperatures. Of all the times I 've been to New York, I've never had the opportunity to really explore Central Park. I've passed by it countless times on the way to dance classes or other engagements, but I've never gone in. It was well worth the wait, despite the number of people (and lets be honest, the number of people in the city is always a little overwhelming.)

After a couple of hours there, we made our way for lunch, than to the Gershwin theater for a matinee performance of Wicked. I only have two words. Absolutely Perfect! It was everything I was hoping for and more. I would absolutely recommend this show to anyone, from Broadway aficionados to first-timers. It was spectacular.

We closed the day out at Macys Herald Square. I could spend hours in there, but because we got there so late, we were a little rushed for time. Oh well, next time I'm in the city, I have a date with every floor of that building.

Sunday was the wedding. It was everything I expected and nothing less. The bride and groom looked amazing, the venue was to-die-for and the food was oh-so good. Unfortunately, I was pretty wrapped up in fun of the evening and didn't have the opportunity to take too many pictures, so I can only share a few.

First Dance - Sorry for the crappy quality, but look how happy she looks :)

Monday we did a few very touristy things (PEZ factory anybody?) before heading home that evening.

Like I mentioned before, the flights home were far from pleasant. Our first flight was a connecting flight to DC. A small regional plane, there was little you couldn't feel. This is the one and only flight I've ever taken that has left me nauseous at night's end.

From there, we arrived in DC, excited to be boarding a much larger 737 on the way home, and were greeted by an airport whose staff had been evacuated for a bomb threat. We were blissfully unaware of this fact until we were boarding an hour and a half late and arrived back in Orlando around 2:00 am, making for one tired couple Tuesday at work.

Overall, we had an incredible trip. I'm glad to be home and in my own bed, but can't wait to head back up there (hopefully sooner rather than later).

Happy Hump Day everyone!

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