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13 December 2007 @ 04:05 pm
BoyWonder tours Gotham!  
Went to NYC yesterday with my mom, 2 sisters and my niece to see the Radio City Music Hall's 75th Anniversary Christmas Show!

The show was absolutely incredible! True Christmas magic!! We all enjoyed it so very much! If anyone gets the chance to see it,I highly recommend it! The Rockettes wre such fun in all of their numbers, as was Santa Claus...the toy soldiers were so so cute and retelling of the Nativity was awe inspiring! So...anyhoo, the show was at 5:00pm...so before that, we spent most of our time on Broadway...

The Bus we rode was pretty comfy and the driver was very friendly...we lucked out and got the very front seats! We were dropped off in Times Square at The Paramount Building at 11:00am and followed some guys from the bus to Carmine's, a restaurant they recommended highly. I am SO glad they did! The food was fantastic! Carmine's is a family style Italian restaurant... http://www.carminesnyc.com/

...okay,picture this...we had a huge basket of various breads (more than the 5 of us could eat), a huge 'Carmine Salad'(Iceberg lettuce, Arugula, escarole, chopped salami, gaeta olives, Mortadella, Romano & provolone cheese, red onion, celery, cerignola olives, oregano, olive oil, red wine vinegar, pepperonini, cucumbers, and tomatoes, radishes & roasted peppers), a colossal lasagne (the best I've ever eaten in a restaurant and my family agreed), a giant bowl of spinach, which was incredible, and our drinks...all of that...plus an OVER 20% tip for only $20.00 from each of us!! IN NYC!! PLUS...our waiter was HOT! LOL! A 20-something Italian guy with a headfull of jetblack curls...such a cutie!

After eating, we hit some souvenir shops and bought some silly things and some things that we couldn't find here thataren't really aren't souvenirs. We took lots of pics on Broadway and Times Square...LOL...we even ran into THIS guy...

...LMAO! Mom says,"It's the Naked Cowboy...WTF? My mom knows the Naked Cowboy? Okay...it was cold as a witches kiss in New York yesterday! LOL...and this guy is standing in Times Square in his tighty whities! What a man! We put some money in his guitar and tried to get mom to pose with him but she took off...hahahaha! So funny! He's a really nice guy...tall and one hell of a build!

One of the last things we did before we hurried down to Radio City Music Hall was go to Rockefeller Center to see the Christmas tree and all the ice skaters...it was packed and so beautiful! We had such a wonderful time. Seing the show really topped it all off...did I mention they made it snow inside the Hall?! :)

After the show, we grabbed hot dogs from a vendor hurried to our pickup spot, boarded the bus and watched 'Everybody Loves Raymond' and 'Romancing the Stone' on the way home. Perfectly lovely day! :)

guardian1 on December 13th, 2007 10:37 pm (UTC)
I was wondering where you were. Geez! But I can't think of a better
place for you to be when I didn't know where you were. New York City is
absolutey my fave city ever, past or
present. I go there often. If you go again give me some warning and maybe we'll meet there. :) I've
taken my grandkid Giana to the RCMH
Christmas Show a couple of times and
we were both always thrilled by it.
And yes, we've eaten in the famous
Carmines. I've seen the Naked Cowboy
in the summer when he lived up to his
name. I am NOT kidding. You can
always tell who the tourists are when
they gasp and say "Oh, my God, look!"
Only in New York. I have been in love with this amazing city since I
was 12. There's no city that I think
of in second place. Not even Baltimore!
Mark: comic Superboyboywondermark on December 13th, 2007 10:53 pm (UTC)
LOL! There really is no place like NYC, Ed! I'm always mesmerized by the lights of Broadway! *grin* The adverts for musicals, tv shows, movies, etc just suck me right in!

(Lots of cute guys to look at too)
guardian1 on December 13th, 2007 11:04 pm (UTC)
There are a couple of places to do
gay spotting. Chelsea around the
20s on the west side is so gay if
you even look straight they stare at
you as if you were an alien. I've been to Splashbar.com on West 17th
Street. The name is from the stage
shower where hunks really do shower
but, alas, whenever they turn frontwise they cover with washcloths
because of New York laws. But the
bartenders wear very skimpy briefs.
Greenwich Village is a fun place and
a gathering of cuties who have no
shame in their display of affection.
The upper East Side has the incredibly handsome young businessmen
in their $5,000. suits. Anyhow, if
you want me to show you (and/or your
friends) New York, lemme know.
Mark: gay pride beadsboywondermark on December 13th, 2007 11:30 pm (UTC)
WOW, Ed! How did you find Splashbar and all these gay meccas in NYC?!
Su: bananaralphiere on December 13th, 2007 11:14 pm (UTC)
What a lovely day!! I'm so happy for you to have spent a special day with your family!! *hugs*
Mark: Xmas JOYboywondermark on December 13th, 2007 11:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Su Bear! We really had a blast! *hugs*
Jase: My Boywonderslavetopassion on December 13th, 2007 11:43 pm (UTC)
you sneak! You stayed home today. lol! It sounds like a blast! I am so glad you had fun.

~snuggles~ I love you!!
Mark: Jase Monkeyboywondermark on December 14th, 2007 12:16 am (UTC)
I had planned to take the next day off...with all this head trouble and all, I knew I would be wiped out the day after walking all over NYC! LOL...and that cold wind blowing into us the whole time didn't help!
txrangerboi on December 13th, 2007 11:45 pm (UTC)
Cool! Incredible pictures. What a wonderful day, thanks for sharing it!
Mark: angel rainbowboywondermark on December 14th, 2007 12:18 am (UTC)
It was such a great time, Tex! Those pics were taken from the net,hon...I used my niece's camera and she hasn't sent me the pics yet. :( When she does, I'll be sure to post the good ones!
Ben / KC_Risen Phoenix!kc_risenphoenix on December 14th, 2007 02:38 am (UTC)
Wonderful entry!

Thanks SO for sharing!

And a wonderful basket! That that is on a cold day! What would he look like in the summer??
Mark: comic oops puppyboywondermark on December 14th, 2007 02:21 pm (UTC)
Well...that pic is from the net...not sure when that was taken...but his basket was looking just fine even in the cold! LOL!
LePetitPrincenosetu on December 14th, 2007 02:47 am (UTC)
fun fun,
I've been to NYC several times.
have seen some naked men, but the naked cowboy, why? lol
Mark: guy Beironboywondermark on December 14th, 2007 02:23 pm (UTC)
LOL...I want to hear about these naked men you've been seeing, Yang!
Glennrestoman on December 14th, 2007 03:16 am (UTC)
It sounds like you all had a wonderful time.
I saw the Naked Cowboy on TV once. I think it was on Judge Judy of all places! He has a very nice body. *drools*

My Grandparents brought me to RCMH when I was about 7. I don't remember what the show was, all I can remember is the Rockettes!! lol

NYC always seems like a very special place before Christmas.

I really need to go back again. It has been 24 years since I spent any time seeing the sights in Manhattan.

Mark: gay Adam and Steveboywondermark on December 14th, 2007 02:25 pm (UTC)
There really is nowhere like it, Glenn! We had a blast! More importantly, Mom enjoyed herself!
Treed1979a_trick_mind on December 14th, 2007 03:51 am (UTC)
Sounds like a great day. Too bad you couldn't get the photo of your mom and the nakeed cowboy. lol
Mark: Lollipop Girlboywondermark on December 14th, 2007 02:27 pm (UTC)
LOL...as soon as we mentioned it, Mom put several people between herself and the cowboy, Tim!
erskieerskie on December 14th, 2007 09:01 am (UTC)
Sounds like you had a wonderful time! :)
Mark: comic Naruto smileboywondermark on December 14th, 2007 02:28 pm (UTC)
It was so much fun and I was happy to see mom enjoying herself, y'know?!
Jamar <3's you: Fierce bitchesdiamondshadow on December 14th, 2007 03:29 pm (UTC)
I use to see that musical every year when I was in elementary school. Damn I miss it. I can't believe the cowboy is still there lol.
Mark: ai-loveboywondermark on December 14th, 2007 04:52 pm (UTC)
It was really nice, Jamar! LOL...yep...the cowboy is still ridin' the range! I wonder how old he is? He looks good no matter what his age!
Sam: dancingcowboyswolfsnc on December 14th, 2007 03:46 pm (UTC)
Wow...I wanna see the nakie cowboy *whimpers*

So glad you had a good time!
Mark: gay brokeback mtboywondermark on December 14th, 2007 04:54 pm (UTC)
We'll need to find you one, sweetie! *hugs*

Thanks...you should go if you get the chance sometime!
Dale T. GreatOnedgreatone on December 14th, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC)

I see you're wearing your cowboy hat, guitar, and undies, and...

Oops, I read that wrong.

Well, maybe we can talk you into singing in your undies just for us this Christmas? Yum!
Mark: gay lifeguardboywondermark on December 14th, 2007 07:23 pm (UTC)
LOL...wellllll, maybe for you, Dale! ;)
mister jaymisterjay on December 14th, 2007 09:48 pm (UTC)

when he's not in times square, you can catch the naked cowboy live on cam at justin.tv

Mark: comic robin tim drakeboywondermark on December 14th, 2007 11:46 pm (UTC)
Wow! Thanks for the link! Interesting...in that pic he has hair on his chest. He must have waxed when I saw him because he was as smooth as silk!
Mikemickey0801 on December 15th, 2007 09:02 pm (UTC)
You bitch!
I can't believe you were only a few blocks from my apt and didn't let me know sooner! You will have to come up here for a day trip so we can hang out!
Markboywondermark on December 15th, 2007 10:15 pm (UTC)
Re: You bitch!
LOL...oh sure! When I told you I was in NYC, the next text didn't arrive until like 20 minutes later...and that was only after I told you I was with my family and we were all booked up for time! Bet you ran all the way to Connecticut!