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A Mother/Daughter trip to New York City!

A Mother/Daughter trip to New York City!

On our way to NYC to see a Broadway PlayI am getting ready to take a trip to NYC this weekend with one of my friends and her almost 13 year old daughter.  We will be staying with my almThe Lion Kingost 26 year old daughter in Kew Garden in Queens.  My friend wanted to do something special for her daughter's 13th birthday and in talking we found out that we both had daughters with January birthdays, so we hatched the idea of going to New York City and seeing a Broadway Play.  My daughter is a flight attendant so she was able to plan her schedule around our visit.

We bought our tickets months ago and now the time is almost upon us. Talk about special birthdays we are going to see the Lion King on Broadway.  I have always wanted to see a Broadway play and I am so excited.   This will be my daughter's second time to see the Lion King but she loved it and thought it was the one we should see.  So even though it is my daughter's birthday I feel like I am getting the treat.  I have wanted to see a Broadway play for as long as I can remember and so it will be a dream come true.  It will be interesting to see if it lives up to my expectations.  We also plan to go to ground zero, the Natural History Museum and my friend's daughter wants to shop.  I guess when you are 13 going to the headquarters of Abercrombie and Fitch is a big deal. 

So what do you think after waiting this long to see my first Broadway play will it live up to my expectations?

Comment balloon 29 commentsMarchel Peterson • January 16 2008 11:22AM

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Great place to visit.  I took my family there 7 years ago.  Probably best vacation ever.
Posted by John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana (Frank Rubi Real Estate) almost 11 years ago
Hi Marchel, I've doing mother/daughter trips for the last 3 years. We go away for the weekend or a week. I have two older sons, so she loves having me to herself. Truth be told I love being with her on our own. I hope she will always want to spend with me.
Posted by Maria Couto, Realtor with "Results That "MOVE" You' (RE/MAX Premier) almost 11 years ago
Hi John, most of my trips to NCY have been working trips so I am excited to just go play.  By working I mean moving our daughter to Long Island, moving her in to Manhattan, finding her an apartment in Queens, moving her out of Manhattan to Kew Garden.  You get the idea. 
Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) almost 11 years ago
Maria, you are right I LOVE the Mother/Daughter trips.  I am glad that my daughter at 26 still loves them also.  When she graduated from high school we took a girls trip to Italy.  It was wonderful.  I think it will really be fun sharing the time with a friend and her daughter also.  There are 13 years between our daughters but I think they will still bond.
Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) almost 11 years ago

Hi Marchel, I lived in Manhattan for almost 20 years. Have fun~ Try to make the Metropolitan Museum of Art if  you can!

Ginger 

Posted by Ginger Sala, Wilmington NC Real Estate & Relocation~ (Wilkinson & Associates, Wilmington NC) almost 11 years ago
Marchel - That sounds like a great trip for you, and I'm sure you will have a terrific time!  I haven't ever been to New York myself, but I would like to go someday.
Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) almost 11 years ago

Ginger, Wow 20 years living in Manhattan.  How long ago did you move to Wimington?  That is a HUGE change?  Our daughter lived in Manhattan for a year and it was INCREDIBLY expensive.  She had a roomate and they rented a one bedroom which they converted to a two bedroom and their rent was $2400 a month; and that was considered a good deal.  Just a little over a year later we heard that same apartment is now renting for $2900. 

I went in for my daughter's birthday at this time last year and we went to the MET.  It was great but with a 13 year old with us this year we decided the Natural History Museum would be the one she woule enjoy.  This year it was a spur of the moment thing this year we planned way ahead and got the tickets to the Lion King.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) almost 11 years ago

Jason, my first trip there was moving our daughter there.  We used map quest directions from Spring to Long Island.  I did not even think of map quest taking you on the most direct route until we were driving through Manhattan on 34th street with my daughter driving.  She looked over at me and said "Mom we are in Manhattan".  I was in a TOTAL panic she did GREAT!! 

She fully intends to come back to the west someday so I'm trying to take advantage while she is there.  Since that time we have made numerous trips moving her around; then going back to pick up the car and drive it back.  The things we do for our kids (lol). 

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) almost 11 years ago

I can't wait until my daughter is ready to do something like this for our mother/daughter vacation!  Disneyland is too hot & too crowded for me during the summer!  Hope you have a fantastic time, and I'm sure you'll really enjoy your first Broadway play.

Chris

Posted by Chris Fisher (Your Virtual Assistant) almost 11 years ago

Marchel, my daughter travels to NY at least once a month with her job and I met her there last year for a long weekend and you can't go wrong! I LOVE NY! I know that's a cliche, but it's so true! It's the most exciting city I've ever been to. We didn't make a play, but my daughter's clients have taken her before and she said it was so exciting to see. You have a blast and I'm sooooo jealous!

You'll have to come back and tell us all about it!

Posted by Linda Scanlan (A Fan of AR) almost 11 years ago
Chris, I am enjoying my young adult daughter.  Growing up she was my strong willed daughter and we were constantly butting heads.  Those same traits that I pulled my hair out when she was growing up are now wonderful traits as a young adult.  It is fun to go to fun places and I'm with you Disney World would not be it for me.
Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 10 years ago
Linda, I'm with you.  I love NYC!!  My husband on the other hand just does not like that many people so he is thrilled for us to do a girls weekend without him.  One of our moving trips with our daughter (I think it was the trip where she was living in Manhattan and we brought her furniture to her from Dallas) we went to see the Christmas Tree and it was an awful experience.  I don't know if I have ever been in that big of a crowd.  That did it for my husband.  I love all the crowds and the excitement.
Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 10 years ago
Hi Marchel, In between Wilmington and NYC I lived in Orange County, NY...We moved here in 2004. Manhattan was not as expensive in the prehistoric era when I lived there... !
Posted by Ginger Sala, Wilmington NC Real Estate & Relocation~ (Wilkinson & Associates, Wilmington NC) over 10 years ago
Marchel... I just know you will have the most wonderful trip and the play is so great,,, Ive heard but not experienced it in person.  happy travels and happy birthday for the two january daughters!
Posted by South Austin Real Estate Blog (Sky Realty South Austin) over 10 years ago
Marchel - I am sure you will have a great time.  Give Tarina a big birthday hug! 
Posted by Candy Henthorne, Spring Texas Real Estate (Results Realty) over 10 years ago
Marchel-What a wonderful time that will be.  I have never been to New York.  I can't wait to see which play you end up seeing. You are going to have a very memorable experience.
Posted by Julie Neerings~Lifting Hearts ♥ Building Dreams~ (Agent Referral) over 10 years ago
have a fabulous time - I am sure it will be all you expect it to be.
Posted by Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon (Fred Real Estate Group) over 10 years ago
Gail, we are getting excited.  We are taking an afternoon flight so will be there this evening.
Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 10 years ago
Candy, Tarina is not a huggy person but I will try.  She told us we should have come last week when they had the nice weather.  It was cold like this when I went last year so I guess it will be our bit of winter.
Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 10 years ago
Julie, I can't tell you how excited I am about seeing a Broadway play.  It is something I have always wanted to do and I'm thrilled to finally get the opportunity.  We are going to see the Lion King.  We bought the tickets months ago.
Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 10 years ago
Thesa, we are going to freeze our behinds off but I'm sure we will have a wonderful time.  While our daughter is living in NYC I want to take as much advantage as I can because she fully intends to move back west someday.  I think it is that call of the horses.
Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 10 years ago
Have fun!
Posted by Trey Thurmond, College Station , Texas Homes (BCR Realtors) over 10 years ago
Marchel, you will have a blast! As for whether or not The Lion King will be worth it - on Broadway, absolutely!!! Just walking around there before the show will make it all seem so worth it... Walk around the Central Park some after the Museum, it's gorgeous in the winter-:-)
Posted by Inna Hardison, Wordpress for Real Estate & Design, Print HaMedia Group (ha media group) over 10 years ago

Hi Marchel!  I've never been to a Broadway show, but i can tell you about the immense pleasure derived from going to a live performance of the Nutcracker by the American-Ballet Theater!  This was about 12 years ago, and it was breathtaking!!  I prepared my husband in advance by warning him not to interrupt me for anything for i wanted to be fully engrossed!! It excelled my expectations, and i pray that seeing your play will too!  Like you, i longed for this since being a child!

Do tell us when you return!  I pray for traveling mercies, harmony, peace and rest on your journey.  (I suppose you are there and may have returned by now) We will look for your post!

Posted by Diane Rice, SFR, SRES, CNC ( Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL) over 10 years ago

Trey, we had a wonderful weekend!!

Inna, We loved the LION KING!!  It was so INCREDIBLE!!  We did walk through Central Park today to get to the museum but it was so COLD it was hard to enjoy.  I enjoyed it more last summer but it was still beautiful even in the cold.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 10 years ago

Diane, it was all I expected it to be.  I'm glad we went to see the LION KING.  The costumes were incredible and the special effects.  It was just totally INCREDIBLE!!  I have always loved the Lion King so it was special to see it as a play. 

We head back to Houston in the morning so appreciate your travel prayers.  We had a wonderful Mother/Daughter weekend. 

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 10 years ago

Oh Marchel, New York and the Lion King on Broadway.  Must have been magical.  That's a trip that I really want to take.  Certainly a birthday that your friends 13 year old will always remember!!    Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Kate Bourland, Onlilne Marketing Mobile Marketing (Marketing with Kate) over 10 years ago
Kate, it was magical.  All that I anticipated and more!!  I'm working on a post about it right now but I don't just whip the post out.  I'm the tortoise when it comes to writing them so it will probably take me working on it off and on all day. (lol).
Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 10 years ago
I have never seen one myself but i am sure it was superb and i am very glad you got to go and spend time with your daughter. I can not imagine my little girls living so far away from me, best that i just enjoy them now while they are little!
Posted by Shellee Ashmore (The Inner Iris Photography) over 10 years ago

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