I may have dwelled in our nation’s capital for a few years, but I still have no idea how to function in a large city. DC is really not that large. We resemble the toddler version of New York: Shorter and lacking in mobile efficiency. After riding the subway I can honestly say Metro is slacking! My first real trip to NYC was incredible. It absolutely blew my mind how many dogs were trained to pee on concrete! Just kidding (but really my dog would cross his legs and look at me with his “Mommy, help!” face). The whole purpose of this adventure was to see one of the greatest shows ever…Wicked. If you don’t know what Wicked is I am slightly horrified.
For those of you doubters, my husband, who puts up with my musical obsession in spite of his own dislike, enjoyed the show. He enjoyed it! If you love The Wizard of Oz and dread that the play will ruin it forever, fear not. While you may develop a slight loathing for the Wizard and munchkins, Wicked is within cannon and does an excellent job of closing loopholes. The props and current Broadway cast blew my mind with their detail and skill. Before the show started I was able to capture the stage.
I’m not 100% sure that it was allowed, but we hadn’t been told to put our phones/cameras away yet!
If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend going. Of course there are a million other things to do. Some of these include:
- NY Pizza: It’s delicious. Just do it.
- World Trade Center: One word- Beautiful.
- Walking: If you can. You’ll burn off the pizza calories. If you’re one of my friends that needs some mobility help, I recommend taking your wheels along. 5 points if you run over a pigeon!
- 9/11 Memorial: It’s incredible to think of the children and generations who will only see a memorial while so many of us can remember the actual day.
- Big Gay Ice Cream: Remind yourself how sweet life can be. I had a Bea Arthur myself!
- Empire State Building: Apparently, everyone except me has already seen this.
- Parks: Take some time to enjoy the public spaces. Hint: Don’t look for a lot of green, but there will be places to sit and the architecture is admirable.
Tell me what I should see on my next trip (when it’s warmer)!
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