Sunday, August 5, 2012

New York, Take Two!

Last week I had the pleasure of taking a trip to New York City, one of my favorite places to visit. It was an amazing trip, not only because I got to stay at the Marriott on Times Square (and thus had a view of the famous Broadway billboards from our hotel room), but also because it was the second year in a row that my mom, cousin and I got to go together (which with our crazy schedules is not easy). Hopefully we'll do the same next year and make it an annual trip. 

The theme of last year's trip was Harry Potter. Though we didn't plan it that way, it seemed everything we did had some sort of connection to my favorite book series - we stumbled across a Harry Potter exhibit we hadn't known about, there were billboards everywhere for the upcoming eighth and final movie, and best of all, we got to see leading man Daniel Radcliffe light up the Broadway stage in How to Succeed in Business (which was incredible). 

This year wound up having a theme as well - superheroes. What a shock, right? It seems this whole summer has been all about the heroes, and this trip in particular was just full of them. From all the posters hailing Nolan's final Batman masterpiece to the Marvel Avenger's exhibit on display at famous Madam Tussauds wax museum, New York was practically raining masked vigilantes. Not to mention the action packed Broadway play we saw . . .

And yes - it was terrific. We happened to be in the "fly zone" and quite literally had Spider-man flying through the air right above our heads. I even found myself ducking down a time of two when he came swinging in very close to my chair. Here are a few other highlights from our trip: 

Crazy New York cab drivers. 
Spider-man . . . and, uh, Spider-Allie.
Hamming it up with The Hulk. 
Me RUNNING from The Hulk.
Dark Knight Rises billboards on Times Square. 
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

Needless to say, it was a wonderful trip. I cannot wait for next year - and I'm already wondering what our theme for that one will be!


  1. A superhero theme is perfect! Hope you get to go every year.

  2. Thanks for sharing these. I'm happy to see you managed to have some fun in New York. I really need to go on a Harry Potter or superhero-themed trip one of these days. :)

  3. I want to see Turn off the Dark so badly. Love the music from it. Sounds like a fun trip!

  4. Sounds like good times. Thanks for sharing pics of your trip with us. Maybe next year will be dystopian in nature of the world falls apart on Dec. 12th.

  5. I just love the photos. Before I moved to China 5 years ago, my mother and I took an annual shopping trip together to New York for our birthdays in December. We are renewing the tradition this year. I can't wait.

  6. >sad< I have such envy.
    I want to hear the music from that show! It's... It's like my two favorite things together: Spider-Man and U2.

    I just hope Disney gets on making a Marvel park at Disneyland SOON.
    More on that later.

  7. Sounds like an awesome trip S.L. Someone sent me the pics of the TDKR billboards and they look amazing.

  8. I love the Hulk pictures. Sounds like a great trip.