New York..New York..Is it everything they say?

Well….It looks as though we are going to be able to pull this New York for Christmas thing off afterall woot.
We calculated that with gas (15 hour drive) 3 nights hotel, a Broadway show, meals including one very fancy New York style dinner in a high chic restaurant (Dave used to be a chef, loves loves good fine dinning) that we are going to need 1500$. We have 500$ saved now that we would have spent on Xmas shopping any normal year, and our parents offered to gift us cash this year so we could go, so if we get 500$ from either side of the family then we have have enough, even if we fall a bit short, were going because our souls and hearts need an escape from everything this Christmas, we just need to be alone, just us, remembering our Evan. Well we will bring Oliver along for the ride as well of course. I am excited at the prospect of walking through Central Park with Oliver, and going to see Chicago on Broadway. (We already saw everything else playing, as we were avid theatre goer’s in Toronto and saw Wicked 2x cause I love it that much,) After watching so much How I Met Your Mother-I have had New York on the brain and craving it..

We hope to arrive on the evening of the 23rd or 24th and stay 3 nights. Maria, this mean we HAVE to meet up, how many times in life will we get this opportunity. How far do you live drive wise from central Manh? We will have our car so we could always drive to you if needs be.

So now is when anyone who has spent time in NY give’s me hints and tips..We are looking for a pet friendly hotel in a central location, I have a couple bookmarked and they are pricy like 200$ a freaking night, but the one I want is right in Soho which is important so we can walk everywhere we need to be. Plus that one is not only pet friendly they delight in having pet’s and the bellboys carry dog treats πŸ™‚  Oh I also want the Cosmopolitan but I am not sure they accept pets.

For such a bratty little puppy I sure do love him haha. He is in his kennel right now, cause I was trying to nap and woke up to catch him in the act of chewing my wooden African trunk, he already chewed the crap out of the corner of it last week and made me cry as I love it, but this time I caught him in the act, so he knows what he was doing wrong. I have him baby gated in with me at all times, that’s not enough, I can’t get distracted for even a minute, or he is into something he shouldn’t be. I tried to puppy proof the place, but I can’t move furniture off the ground. Geesh. Also his bathroom training has gone right out the window since the move, he pee’s inside at least 2x a day where he was fully trained at the old place. Frustrating….I am gonna get signed up for Dog school so we can both learn how to better do this training thing.

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β€œLife is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” β€” Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

Posted on November 17, 2008, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. (Coming over from darlingmiette’s journal and also mrs_columbina): I can’t say enough about priceline and hotel searching! I’ve had serious good luck with it. But, you have to choose your parameters wisely and set your search price at *just* the right price (which can be tricky!)
    I’m so sorry that Evan died (which isn’t even an adequate thing to say, but needs to be said, anyway). ((((((((((((((hugs)))))))))))))

    • Thanks for the info. I actually got me a good central hotel after all for just over 100$ too, I found it on NYC.com. πŸ™‚
      I also just bought tickets to the NYC Ballet to see Nutcracker on Xmas Eve, yeay very excited. What a nice way to honour my boy.
      I see you on Maria’s blog all the time, but I actually knew your name prior from the Toronto dance community somehow, mostly from Tribal dance, I loved Tribal and went and saw Rachel Brice perform in an old Church in Toronto.

      • Oh yeah! I danced at that performance, too πŸ˜€
        I’m in Alabama now, life is super weird!
        If it’s OK with you, I’m going to friend you!

      • Ya I thought so.
        Alabama, wow there is a change for ya, especially for a free minded, non baptist, gay loving women haha. I think I would get me into trouble in Alabama. A good friend of mine in Toronto was a Transgendered male to female who was originally from Texas and was telling about growing up transgender in Texas and how hard that was. Crazy!
        I can’t claim to have spent any amount of time in the southern states, I did spend one day in Atlanta Georgia and that was plenty for me. I was especially and very strongly struck by the great racial divide, I was shocked comming from Toronto were Diversity is so intermingled and normal.

      • haha, Atlanta is totally liberal and cosmopolitan compared to Mobile!
        Yeah, it’s pretty ridiculous, my living here! (My rabbi says “you’re here to help us learn” but that’s a tough path to be on, or at least lonely…)
        We lived in the gayborhood for a year in TO — I mean, to go from that to here? Where Pride is like 2 floats and some men on bikes (hey, at least we have Pride!) is a hugely devastating loss.
        But… I do not miss the weather in TO one bit!!!!!!!! I hate hate hate the cold.
        I just want to get back to California, tho…

  2. I stayed here when I went to NYC. http://www.hotelpenn.com/
    I would say it’s like a 3 star hotel, very 50’s style unless they’ve changed it or something. It’s like something you’d see out of a movie. It’s right across the street from Madison Square Gardens and maybe a 5-10 minute walk up to Times Square, not far at all. I noticed on their site they’re also pet friendly and that rates start at $129.
    You guys totally deserve this trip!

    • Thanks. I will look into it.
      Your right about that, we deserve a trip to NY, to win the lottery, to have 100 children and then some. I am sick of life fucking over and over, and not in the good way. I am staying optimistic, how can I not, I have to beleive there will be immense amounts of bright light at the end of the tunnel and I will understand why all this happened to me in one lifetime.
      You too girl. You too.

    • Sadly that place is 210 a night plus extra for parking and we are trying to keep it under 130$ a night, so it’s just to much, looks so nice too.

  3. This is awesome! I’m so glad that you will be able to do it!

  4. Ah, that’s wonderful news. New York is amazing. I’m so happy that you guys get to go.
    Yes, Central Park. Definitely do Central Park. It is so beautiful and peaceful in the winter.
    P.S. – The new header looks lovely. πŸ™‚

  5. so jealous!!! if i had the money i’d be coming down toooooo!! i think it’s a great idea for you guys!!!

  6. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !
    I am so excited for you guys! And OF COURSE we will meet up and hang out! I love Christmas in NYC and it will be a nice escape for me, too, as I rarely go into the city despite my close proximity.
    Let me ask a few friends around about pet-friendly hotels. I’ve never stayed in the city due to living half an hour away my whole life, but I know there are some good ones.
    Yayayayayayay. This makes my heart so happy and full knowing you guys are getting your getaway and that we’ll finally be able to meet and laugh and cry and grieve our babies together. ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀

  7. I don’t have any advice re hotels and such, but I do think that getting away for Christmas is an awesome idea. Good for you guys.
    Heather at RisingandSetting

    • We really really need it. We just do. We don’t want to pretend to be all chipper around family.
      I know I will ok, bittersweet but ok, however, I think we need this pilgrimage/road trip this year, just to do our thing.

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