Friday, April 16, 2010

New York State Of Mind

Once upon a time there were two friends who shared a love of all things theatrical. They sang, they danced, they acted, and dreamed that one day they would go to New York together and see a Broadway show.

Dreams do come true, look at them now

Dagny and Jenna have been friends since Dagny was 6, and Jenna was 7. The Broadway dream began when they starred together in a production of Peter Pan. Over the years they've seen tons of great shows together, (we do live next to San Francisco, after all) but the dream of The Great White Way lived on, until this year my friend Leslie decided that this was the year to take them to New York. I wholeheartedly agreed, and it was a fantastic decision.

New York is one of the most fabulous places in the world and I loved everything about it. I do mean everything. My experiences were probably very idealized; it was warm, not crowded, clean, and people were super friendly. I can only judge New York on what it was like for me, and for me, it was perfection.

I think I was born on the wrong coast, Manhattan is my kind of place. I could spend days just walking around looking at the buildings, the architecture fascinates me. We saw lots of sights and did lots of things, but a week isn't long enough to even scratch the surface of all the city has to offer. We spent an entire day in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and I'm pretty sure we didn't even see 1/4 of it. I think that if I lived in NY I just might go there every day.

The real reason for the trip was the best thing about the trip, Broadway. We saw 3 shows (Billy Elliot, Hair, Memphis) and each was beyond amazing. Now that Dagny and Jenna have seen NY and Broadway I think the dream is now to live in NY and star in a Broadway show. Leslie and I are all for it, then we would have to come visit them.

- A Peek At What We Did In The Greatest City In The World -

Explored Central Park

Watched Lots of Shows

Saw Lots of Sights

Learned How to Do New Things
Like Ride The Subway and Hail a Cab

Had a Fantastical Time Together

If you'd like to see even more pictures of Dagny standing in front of famous things, there are lots more here.


  1. The pictures are great! You took quite a bite out of the Big Apple, but I sounds like it just made you hungry for more.

  2. Fun, fun pictures and now I am jealous. I have wanted to see the Statue of Liberty since I was a very little girl, in the 50's. Glad that you had so much fun!

  3. What an amazing time you two had! The pictures are spectacular and capture the magnificence and splendor of New York.
    I have always dreamed of going there, maybe someday...

  4. I've been twice, but there are still so many things that I have yet to see. Each trip made me yearn for more...and so did your pictures. I'm glad you got to see so many things, and the shows were amazing I'm sure! I'm so glad you stopped to share it with us!

  5. You were not born on the wrong coast. There is the east coast, and then there is NYC! You are right, it is amazing. So glad you all loved it. I remember it as a little girl~ the sights, sounds, smells~ there's nothing like it.

    Who wants to go to Paris next? ;)