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nyc recap pt.1: the upper west side

May 11, 2009

happy monday!

so i guess i’ll get started on recapping my weekend. since i have a gazillion pictures to share and it takes me about a gazillion hours to upload them, i’ll do a separate recap for each day for the next three days, and get in my regular meal post after dinner. did that make sense?

okay! day one/friday:

(hope you don’t get sick of seeing pics of me- there are a lot!)

we took the train into boston and caught the 10AM bus to new york. i did a little snacking on the bus:

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i ate the cheese and made turkey wraps with the veggies. roll was saved for later…

we arrived in new york, checked into our hotel/dropped off our stuff and headed up to the museum of natural history.

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hooray for dinosaurs!

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the museum of natural history was too much fun (yeah, i’m a nerd)! there was just so much too see, and we had less than 2 hours so we had to rush through some exhibits but it’s on my list of spots i need to revisit.

some more exhibits (including my peoples :D, mammals, native americans, etc…)

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do you not-so-recent graduates still use your college IDs?

we stayed at the museum til it closed at 5:30 and then walked down to the concert venue.

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i snacked on some graham sticks and half a kashi golean chewy bar on the walk. we were hoping to find some dinner along the way…but we didn’t see anything, so thank god i had these in my purse!

on our walk, we stopped at the dakota building (where john lennon was killed) and strawberry fields (his memorial in central park).

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the ethical society concert hall was just a few short blocks down. i was still hoping for dinner but with the long line outside the building, i had to settle for some grapes i had in my bag.

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and here’s mono! they’re a japanese rock band and they were accompanied by a string orchestra for their 10 year anniversary show.

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the show was awesome! i really really enjoyed it (which i can’t say for a lot of tommy’s music ;))

we walked by columbus circle on our way back to the hotel, so i stopped in the whole foods to grab a small salad (and a falafel from the hot bar). i ate it in the hotel room along with half a roll. (there will be better food tomorrow, but i ate a lot of packed snacks the whole weekend…)

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. May 11, 2009 6:00 pm

    Love the dinosaurs! Looks like an awesome concert, too.

  2. May 11, 2009 6:34 pm

    Good for you for carrying food!

  3. May 11, 2009 6:50 pm

    Great photos, I love the orange dress your wearing by the way.

  4. May 11, 2009 10:27 pm

    RAAWWRRR dinosaurs are awesome! And oooh yes to Asian people! LOL!!!! Hahaha, love it, so much fun!!!!

  5. May 11, 2009 11:42 pm

    Sounds like fun! I so want to go to NYC someday.

  6. May 12, 2009 5:32 am

    First of all, your dress is FABULOUS! You look great in it!
    Second, woot woot for Asian Peoples 😉 And dinos 😉

  7. May 12, 2009 2:38 pm

    Ack, dinos scare the krap outta me!

    Fun lookin trip tho. 🙂

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