Sunday, August 5, 2012

NYC - 2

Cameron luckily has weekends free from training so we were able to spend all of Saturday exploring the city. We started the day off with walking to the South Street Seaport, and got tickets to go see Phantom of the Opera on Broadway for that evening. The streets around the area was flooded with street vendors, small markets, and tons and tons of people. We spent a good portion of the morning just walking the streets and seeing some sites. It is so hot in New York walking in between all the buildings  so we went back to our room to cool off and rest up before we went to see the show. 

For dinner we had a delicious hamburger from the Shake Shack - seriously so yummy. Their special custard of the day was Salted Caramel - one of mine and Cameron's favorite flavors. I highly recommend this place if you're ever in the area. The Shake Shack was literally right across the street from the Majestic Theatre where we went to see Phantom of the Opera. This was my second time seeing this show on Broadway, but Cameron's first. And it was even better than I remembered. Incredible. Beautiful. Fantastic. Ah - not enough adjectives to describe it really, it's definitely something to experience if you ever get the chance. After the show ended we decided to head up to Times Square and see the lights at night time. It's unreal how bright that area is at 11 at night. Wow. We then headed to see a comedy show not far from Times Square. Overall it was a pretty good show, minus the last two comedians and the two Jersey girls next to us. The accents here are just awful. Nails on the chalkboard. We left the show midway through the last comedian, and spent an hour on the subway, and finally got back around 2:30 in the morning. Totally unlike us. 

A few things I've noticed about this city: 

  • The accents - Jersey, Brooklyn, New York - awful. They're driving me nuts. 
  • People don't serve ice in their drinks like they do in the south. The drinks aren't nearly as cold here as they're served in the south. Cam & I both LOVE our drinks cold cold cold. 
  • Also, they air conditioning in the shops aren't as well as they are in the south. This city is way too hot with all the concrete for the A/C's not to be crankin' on high. 
  • I am such a southern girl and I love the south, the manners, accents, and the service. I already knew this, but coming to the north always reaffirms this for me. 
  • This city really is a fun place to experience and to visit. There are a ton of things to do and to see. But I am thankful I don't live here full time. 

1 comment:

  1. Chelsea, thanks so much for taking the time to visit Shake Shack in NYC. Happy to hear you got to try one of our special August custard flavors.

    Hope you had an awesome trip, and our team can't wait to see you again next time you're on the East Coast! (Did you know? We're also in Miami, DC and Philly!)

    -Brandy, Shake Shack