Wednesday, May 9, 2012

New York

Or as some people call it, The Big Apple. Or as the Shaw family calls it, The Place Where Stacey Lives.

I think the latter name is catching on. You'll see. You'll be calling it that in no time.

Prepare yourself for the visual summary of our NY trip. It's pretty mind blowing.

My sister-in-law, Stacey, is getting her PhD from Colombia and so she gave us a VIP tour. Their library looks like it is straight from Rome.

Stacey's #1 fans.

(Ignore my outfit, I packed inappropriately {who knew it was going to be so cold?!} and had to wear my father-in-law's jacket. I actually didn't mind {because it is a nice jacket} until I walked past a boy on the street wearing the exact same one and he stared me down until I had passed. That was uncomfortable.)

We went to the Natural History Museum (who cares about the exhibits, look at the view from the building!)

Occupied Union Square and with the 99% and protested really important things like the price of birth control, intern's wages, and legalizing marijuana.
(Actually I was trying to find Anthropologie and was ticked because it was so crowded I couldn't get anywhere.)

We walked down 5th Avenue.

We went to the Museum of Modern Art. It was a bit disturbing to be honest. Modern art seems to be very interested in female and male parts. Me, not so interested.

However, we did get to see Van Gogh's Starry Night! Seriously I was thrilled. So. Beautiful. Now that is art.

And we got rush tickets, which means you show up to the box office at 9 am and pay $30 per ticket, to see How to Succeed in Business with none other than Nick Jonas! It was hysterical to hear the middle school girls squeal when he first walked on stage.

You can learn all about where to get rush tickets at The tickets aren't bad either, we sat in the 5th row! Granted it was a Wednesday night so...

Our last day in New York we visited Battery Park to see the Statue of Liberty. Merci, France.

And we went to the 9/11 Memorial which was sobering and beautiful.

And we did so much more but really, how long can one post be?

Post on places where we ate and loved coming soon.


  1. Love this place! Much jealousy...

  2. I have not looked at your blog forever, and this made me miss you! Im visiting New York in 2 weeks so thanks for giving me ideas of things to do! Let's catch up soon! You look beautiful as always.

  3. i'm glad you had fun! but really, i hope you are going to blog about where and what you ate. that's what cam and i really wanna know :)

  4. "who cares about the exhibit....?" Are we even friends!?! Was Paris wasted on you? :) jk. I agree with Lauren, I want to hear what you ate.