Sunday, November 25, 2007

Fall Break

We get a week off for fall break. Last year we went to Guatemala this year Carol and I decided to visit Kim in D.C. After talking about it we decided that we probably should spend a long weekend in New York since it has been almost a year since we have been there last. Connie and Kim didn't want to be left out so we had a Single Summers' sisters' long weekend.
Carol, Connie, and I took the red-eye and arrived Saturday morning. Kim was taking the China Town express bus from D.C. and didn't get in until that afternoon. It rained the whole first day we were there. I had to buy an umbrella from a guy on the street.
We went to two plays this time. We wanted to see musicals that we hadn't seen yet. The first night we saw Legally Blonde. The story is pretty much the same except for a couple of things at the end. The songs were pretty funny but the singing was great. The girl who played Elle also played Glinda (Wicked) on Broadway. She was really good.
We also saw Drowsy Chaperone. It was good but not my favorite.
Oh and Bob Saget was in it which we thought was funny.

We waited too long before we found a place to stay so the cheaper hotels were all booked. We decided to stay at a hostel again. Last December we stayed in a hostel so we decided to use the same one, The Continental. It isn't very nice but at least we knew what to expect. It is located on 95 on the Upper East Side. Our room had two bunk beds. It was simple but it worked.
Washington Park is one of my favorite places to visit.
Every time I have been to New York City with my sisters we have tried to eat at a place called Serendipity 3. It is suppose to have really good desserts. So this time we made reservations since it is always busy. The dessert was pretty amazing.

All we did this time was shop, eat, and see shows. Connie went back to Texas and the three of us went to D.C.
I have never really been to the D.C. zoo so we went. One of my favorite safari animals is always the hippo. It was cool to see one up so close.

We also went to the Spy Museum. It was awesome. I have always been upfront about my desire to be Sydney Bristow. Here I am trying to go through this heating duct without being loud. They had a little noise meter. Watch out Jennifer Garner.
One of Kim's roommates works in the West Wing of the White House so we got a private tour. We weren't alowed to take pictures inside the West Wing but here we are outside.
I really wanted to sit in the Oval Office but we weren't allowed to go into the room. It was still pretty cool. We ended our vacation in Delaware at our Aunt Ann's house. I didn't take any pictures but we had a great time. We drove to Intercourse, Penn to see the Amish Country. Good times!


Nate, Morgan and Asher said...

when were you in NYC? we were just there too! we also saw the drowsy chaperone, i liked it, but would much rather see an amazing show! i also LOVE serendipity. did you get the frozen hot chocolate? it is amazing! looks like you guys had an awesome time!! i love sister time!

sisajill said...

FUN, FUN, FUN! I'm so happy you all had such a great time!

Bybees said...

So tell me, was Bob Saget actually funny? Looks like a great time. Those desserts look amazing!