We had a blast! Did some time travel and shared some laughs. Since we're only a 20 minute commute away, we decided to celebrate it in one of the liveliest cities on earth... NEW YORK CITY! I love NYC. I have grown up exploring the City and it never gets old. There is so much to do in New York that boredom really isn't an option.
We got off on 34th Street and walked along Broadway. We were recommended to Caroline's Comedy Club and then to a restaurant called Mars 2112. So we found Caroline's and went inside to buy tickets. The scalper-ticket-pawner-dude (These guys are all over the City) sold us a pair for $40 and we had over an hour and forty minutes before the show started. Right across the street was the destination of our inter-galactic restaurant experience.
We entered the restaurant and noticed that there was a $2.00 admission to enter the restaurant per person. Why? Because, my friends, you literally entered into a space ship and it virtually carried you through space, dodging meteors and all, onto the planet Mars. This couple minute ride was cute and it was funny to see the little kids go wide eyed over the experience. Upon landing one little boy even asked if we REALLY WERE on MARS? The whole space ship chuckled.
Our host was an alien clad creature who greeted us, "Welcome Earthlings" and guided us to our seat. They had space creatures walking around the place and it was REALLY DARK! (Probably a good thing, considering it would be kinda scary to think about what the place looked like if it was well lit up:o) I ordered a Veggie Burger and my husband ordered a 12 oz. steak (I know we're meant for each other, right?:o). The food was okay, not really something to rave about, but you no doubt pay for the experience and not the cuisine. Our bill at the end of the night including the tip to our Star Trek waitress? $67.00. Yeah. Welcome to New York City.
We headed across the street (after we safely arrived back on Earth of course) to make it in time for our comedy show. Apparently the scalper-ticket-pawner-dude sold us the wrong tickets to the wrong show or something. No worries, though because we got our $40 reimbursed and free tickets to a different show just off Broadway. Since there's a two drink minimum per person (we always get 4 Cokes and it costs about $25-$30 bucks extra) we were really stoked to get into a show for free.
I don't even remember the name of the place, nor do I need to. Not going back, they weren't funny. Actually kinda weird. But so it is with Comedy Clubs, hit or miss I guess.
On our walk back we got lost getting to the train! We found our destination, so we thought, paid for tickets to get on the train and realized we were in the wrong station. We then walked out of there, found the right station and paid for tickets to the RIGHT train. (Usually it helps when you are headed the right direction if you want to go home. Only "if", though!)
We rode the train to our transfer point and then followed the crowd up a couple of flights of stairs. Then we realized we walked out of the train station! Duh! So, we paid for another set of tickets and waited for a half an hour for the train to come back and pick up our lost souls at the unheard of hour of 2:00AM. Oh, the joys! We made it, though and came home safely and sound. My poor dogs were starving!
All in all, we had a blast. I love New York City and it was worth the $105 of adventure. So, happy 8th anniversary to my husband. I'm excited to see what this year will bring.