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New York

The big apple, nothing quite like it anywhere else in the world. Our time in New York was both amazing and really really hot. This was because of the huge heat wave that hit the east coast. Still we managed to stay cool in our apartment, thanks Carl and Cassie, and had lots of fun shopping, eating, hanging with friends and watching shows.

The beginning of our stay was highlighted by amazing meals at Michelin star restaurants for cheap, thanks to New York Restaurant Week. We also had a blast wandering around China town with Lauren’s college friend Clare, where we went to Pianos and a burlesque show with a guy in a Pan outfit.

Another day we met up with Paul, another college friend of Lauren’s. We went to his apartment on the lower west side where we played pool with a bunch of guys. While maybe feeling a bit old at almost 30, Zach still got a chance to represent on the pool table and win a game.

Even with all the socializing and running around, we still managed to catch a Sunday matinee of Memphis on Broadway. The show is about a quirky radio DJ who falls in love with a black blues/rock singer during the fifties. The musical numbers were energetic and done in a classic broadway style that was just what we wanted.