Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Coney Island

In Isa and my quest to do everything in New York, we went to Coney Island yesterday. :) It's been 6 years since my last visit, and that was on a cold and cloudy day. Yesterday was about 90 degrees and beautiful.

Coney Island is a bit different from the Caribbean beaches that Isa and I are used to. The clientele was a lot different. Among other things, It was weird to hear the "F" bomb dropped so many times. :(

We also walked through the amusement park:

And we checked out the new section of Coney Island called "Luna Park" which has all new rides (really cool and exciting rides) and looks really cool:

We took the $8/person ride on the Cyclone, which is worth it only if you completely forget that you just paid $8 to get on it. It's a fun coaster, but hurts bad because it jerks you around so much. I will say though, that it had a lot more padding on it this time than I remember it in the past. But Isa and I both still got bruises.

And since we were in Coney Island, we decided to stop over at the Brooklyn Public Library and use our Key to the City. (If you haven't heard about how Isa and I both received Keys to the City, click this link to watch the video about it.) We were able to open this lockbox:

and look through the books and random treasures found inside, from love notes to an old Coney Island can and what looked like ancient artifacts. We signed our names claiming that we'd been there, and closed the box up for the next key holders. :)

All in all, it was a pretty great day.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Bronx Zoo

Isa and I went over to the Bronx Zoo yesterday. It was so much fun. I hadn't been there in over 15 years! It's actually changed a lot since then. They used to have a sky ride where you ride in a basket hooked to a ski lift-like wire and go over the park from one end to the other. But it's not there any more. :(

But we saw all the staples: lions and tigers and polar bears (oh my!) and the sea lion show and giraffes and crazy animals nobody has ever heard of before. I don't have any pictures of the animals because I took all video to put the day up on YouTube. But here's a pic of us as we were leaving. :)

Hope you're having a great day!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

10,000 Yoga-ers in Central Park

Isa and I went over to Central Park to participate in the largest Yoga class in the world. More than 10,000 people showed up for the free event, and we were given free yoga mats, smart water, a Choco-Treat from Otarian (it was SOO good!), and a wristband, seen here:

Isa and I were among the first 50 or so people there because I really wanted a free yoga mat so we went early. But pretty soon there were a TON of people there:

The thing started late and when it finally did, the rain put a stop to it less than 5 minutes into the class. We were fine; we had a blast. They had entertainers like Reggie Watts (the warm-up comedian for Conan O'Brien) and World Champion Poetry Slammer Buddy Wakefield and grammy nominee 13 Hands. To be honest, 5 minutes of Yoga and I was already getting tired. :P

Because we were in the front row, we were photographed by a lot of the press (not just us, but we're in their shots of the crowds, you know?) but this is by far my favorite (from

That's right, I'm facing the wrong way. :)

Here's the video I posted on YouTube about the whole thing:

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Miley Cyrus and Promises, Promises

We had a busy day today! Isa and I woke up at 4:30 this morning and caught a subway down to Central Park. We arrived just before 6am and took our place in line to see Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) put on a free show for Good Morning America. There were more than 1000 people in front of us!! How these kids convinced their parents to wake up that early and take them to this show I'll never know. I don't think I could have promised anything to my mom to get her to wake up before dawn and take me to a concert. But we all fit into the Rumsey Ballfield where the SummerStage is at (with ease! I was surprised how many people you can fit in there).

The show was a lot of fun. Miley sang a few of her songs and then Bret Michaels came out and played "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" with her. Apparently Miley covers the song on her new album, but the Poison lead singer was in town so they thought a duet would be fun. And it was.

Click on the picture to see it better. That's Micheals in the cowboy hat.

I love the sea of cameras. :)
Miley sang "Party in the USA," "Can't be Tamed," "Robot," and "The Climb."

After the show, we ran a few errands and then went back home to sleep for a few hours. When we woke up, we ate something and got dressed to head back down to the City again to see Promises, Promises with Sean Hayes (Jack from "Will and Grace") and Kristin Chenoweth (Glinda from the original "Wicked" on Broadway). They were great and it was so great to see them live (and really, that's the only reason we got the tickets) but the show was kinda boring. Oh well.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

We're on a Plane!!

We're flying Alaska Air from Seattle to New York, and there's internet on the plane! And it's free!!! Yay!


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