Monday, November 8, 2010

NYC-Bermuda Trip-Finally!

Brian and I had the great opportunity to go to New York City and Bermuda the end of September with United Underwriters Insurance Company. I'm really late in getting this post done, but it was a fantastic trip.
On the plane, all smiles ready for shopping and sun!

Our first night; we stayed in Jersey City which is just across the river from Manhattan. No matter what people say about Jersey, we found it to be a great place. The NYC skyline in the background.
We took a boat ride on the Hudson River. It was overcast, but you can see the massive skyline in back of us.
On the boat ride. Whenever I see the Statue of Liberty, I appreciate so much what it has meant to those wanting to come to this country.We went to lower Manhattan and toured the 9/11 sites. This is a plaque to all the police and firefighters who lost their lives on that day. It was a sobering experience.
I am in one of the buildings at the World Trade Center. The gorgeous glass cathedral in the background was not damaged on 9/11 even though the building around it fell.
The construction site of the future Freedom Tower. It has a long way to go before its completion. It's hard to fathom that the twin towers once were here.
A shot of Times Square; noisy, crowded, but I love it! I didn't get any pictures of me bargaining for Lindsi and Kristi's purses on Canal Street. The girls really wanted purses and so off we went to find them. I was told to bargain and NOT pay full price. Well, guess I bargained a bit too much. At one point the lady selling the purses was totally done with me and would not show me any more purses. No worries, just walked down the street a bit and found exactly what I wanted and got a great deal.
We were able to see the Lion King on Broadway. It was amazing! There is nothing like a Broadway show. We had the choice to see either the play or the NY Yankees and Boston Red Sox game. As you know, Bri is a HUGE Red Sox fan, but he knew how much I wanted to see the play and since he is the BEST hubby, he chose the play. The Red Sox ended up winning the game!
Our first day on the cruise ship and ready to read. Bri choose a John Grisham novel and I read The Help; it was the best book! We finished them both!
Date night on the ship.

Bermuda is a gorgeous island! Here we are at a church courtyard with the ocean behind us.
This is the funniest picture. When you think of Bermuda, you think of shorts. Well, this man and his son are wearing them and it's considered appropriate business attire. Yep, shorts and a tie!
Going back to the ship after our first day in Bermuda; our ship is in the background. Bri is sporting a new hat; I think he looks very fashionable and handsome.
The things you do on a cruise! I never eat onion rings, don't like them, but at lunch at Johnny Rockets, I had to try them. Yum...they were great!
Another date night on the ship waiting for the show to begin. I love the entertainment on cruises; it's always great and so fun. We saw some great dance and variety show, a magician and an ice show.
Clark and Sarah Lee, our waiter Jose and Bri and I; our dinner group every night on the ship. Jose was the best waiter and always fixed my dinner just right. If you know me, I'm a little picky, so that is no easy task.

Maurine, our cute cabin steward. We tend to mess up a room pretty quickly, and she always kept things so neat and tidy. Maurine would make funny animals out of towels for us each night. This one was my fav-a cool elephant with my shades.

One of my favorite couples on the cruise-Neal and Brenda Dastrup. He was so funny and made me laugh all the time.
The United Underwriters CEO, Lynn Connelly and his wife Jill and parents. They were great hosts and so so generous. Thanks UU for a great trip!
The best part of the trip-coming home to the family. Thanks so much Kuri and Jordy for taking care of Ben, Duke, the house and everything else. You two are great. Here's the family (minus Abby) showing off their presents. It was a great trip...can't wait for the next one.

1 comment:

  1. So jealous! Love Benny's Yankees gear! We need to plan a get together over Thanksgiving!