This fall has been packed with lots fun of activities and travels. So much I've been terrible about updating my website. Back in September Cody took me to a Giants-Dodgers game for my birthday. The game was a blast- the Dodgers are the Giants' biggest nemesis and their rivalry is one of the best in the league. Needless to say SF smoked LA. A month later I found myself back in SF for a NLCS playoff game against the Phillies, which they won in the 9th inning- thrilling to say the least! If I had a list of top ten things you have to do in life going to a playoff game would be one of them. The electricity and excitement in the stadium is more than palpable! It feels like you are at one with the 40,000+ other fans surrounding you who are absolutely going nuts. The next day I got on a flight and headed to the East Coast.
I headed back East to visit some friends and meet up with Cody while he was doing MSP's 'The Way I See It' east coast movie tour. He nor I have ever spent any time in any of the major east coast cities, and having 5 days in New York City was something I had been anticipating for awhile. NYC didn't let us down at all. In fact, 5 days didn't seem long enough to take it all in, however, my bank account would disagree. There is so much to see and do in NYC our heads were spinning. We definitely knocked off the touristy things like the Empire State building, the financial district, Central Park, shopping, eating at fantastic restaurants and indulging in New York pizza (Oh my goodness there is nothing like it, and whynot?! It's SO DAMN GOOD!), hitting up the nightlife at bars that aren't even marked, hitting up clubs in the Meatpacking District, and endless hours of walking around the city... At the end of our NYC jaunt we headed back to Philadelphia to spend time with our good Tahoe friends Samantha and Max and run some "Rocky" stairs.
No matter what your age F.A.O. Schwartz is a playland for all. Unfortunately we didn't get any time on the "Big" piano due to a handful of children going bonkers playing on it, we were bummed to say the least.
NYC MSP movie premiere night: hanging with my Alaskan buddy Josh, Bobby Brown, Michael Clarke, myself, and Cody.
The enthusiasm by Asian tourists is unmatched, especially when it comes to taking photos. This has always been Cody and mine's inspiration for our tourist photos. When Cody and I were back in Philly we decided to bike around town and go run up the infamous "Rocky" stairs. While I was holding our bikes while Cody did some sprint laps the Asian tourists bombarded me wanting to take photos with me- it was amazing! For some reason I must have fit the bill for a great photo op and they lined right up. Priceless.