Sunday, October 31, 2010

#74 - Visit the Sony Wonder Technology Lab

Friday was my birthday! Kevin and I went into the city for a day of fun!

First stop, we got student rush tickets to see A Life in the Theatre with T.R. Knight and Patrick Stewart! Student rush is man's greatest invention. The morning of the show, they sell any tickets they didn't sell for full price at a super reduced rate. So we went to the box office when it opened to get some super cheap tickets. More on that later.

Then we hopped over to the Sony Wonder Technology Lab, to fulfill another thing on my 101 in 1001 list! It's completely free, all you have to do is go and get a ticket for an entry time.

When you go in, they give you a card that you use to "log in" to each exhibit. It's all interactive and each exhibit looks at different types of technology and how they work. It would definitely be cool for kids who are into computers.

Some pictures from the trip:

Yellow wall.

Group photo!

Kevin wondering in the Wonder Lab.

Our key cards to log in to exhibits

Screen dropping little nuggets on our shadows.

After the Wonder Lab, we went to Jamba Juice for lunch, followed by a wonderful afternoon in Barnes and Noble. Possibly the largest Barnes and Noble I've ever been in. Here's a fun sign from the store. The restrrooms were in two different places, so they had a very helpful sign to show us the way:

After a dinner at Shake Shack (amazingggg burgers), it was off to the M&M store to kill time! It's really weird to walk in Times Square when you're not a tourist. I loathe getting heckled into buying tickets to comedy shows or double decker bus tours of the city. But it was worth it to make our autumn mix of M&Ms at M&Ms World.

The green ones are the leaves that haven't turned yet.

And finally, the moment we have all been waiting for. It was time for A Life in the Theatre! It turned out that we had seats in the front row, thanks to student rush! We were off to the side, and at more than one time, both actors were literally two feet away from us! And at the end, when they were talking to use about Broadway Cares, I risked it all for this:

Patrick Stewart (and a bit of T.R. Knight) in the flesh! I promise they were not performing the show at this point!

After the show, the actors were taking donations at the door, so I got to meet Patrick Stewart and tell him I love him. It was awesome! I had the best birthday EVER. And, I got another thing done on my list!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

#14 - Go Apple Picking

Last weekend, Kevin and I went apple picking at Fort Salonga Farm!

Kevin and me at the start of our picking adventure! (Notice the still empty bags.)

Two photos above taken with Hipstamatic iPhone app.

Kevin in the rows of trees.

SO fresh and delicious!

After picking, at Sunken Meadow Park.

It was a total blast, and we picked about 16 pounds of apples! Please don't judge us when I tell you that we finished them this weekend (a mere week later). The folks at Fort Salonga Farm were incredibly nice and very helpful. They had three types of apples up for picking while we were there: Jonagold, Mutsu, and Red Delicious. (The first two were our favorites, but they were all yummy.) After we picked, we grabbed some of their flavored honey straws in clover, lemon, raspberry, and blackberry. They were also incredibly tasty.

We ate the apples as is, in slices, and in two different kinds of applesauce! And enjoyed every minute of it. We're trying to decide if it's possible to make one more trip out there before the season ends, maybe grab some Fuji and/or Granny Smith. Needless to say, we WILL be doing this again. I'm addicted!

Thank you, Fort Salonga, for making my #14 come true!

(Reblogged at Lemons as Big as Diamonds)