Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Bronx, NYC: April 18-20th.

Friday, April 18th:
  • Left for NY around 5ish. Got there at 6:45. Traffic was a bit hellish but it was all good.
  • Picked up Silka from Paco's and then went to her house. We met Char there :) It was so good to finally see my girls after so long!
  • Got ready to go out and wore my new (smaller ;) jeans. We were looking like HOTNESS!!!
  • Went to Isis's house, picked her up and then it was off to the train.
  • Took the train to go to Sofritos. Got in and there was a 2 hour wait. Ummmm no, everyone was starting to look like chicken wings, and we all know what happens when I get hungry.
  • Went to Moe's (http://www.nycbestbars.com/MC.htm) and met up with Isis's girls for drinks and appetizers. Sooooooooo yummy and one drink = Kelli feeling tipsy.
  • We left Moe's and went to Iggy's....but it was so effin hot in there so we left.
  • Went to Hawaiian Tropic where Danielle got us in for free and upstairs for free too :) http://www.hawaiiantropiczone.com/get_press.asp?rec_id=100017
  • After dancing our asses off for like 4 hours, we peaced out. Took a cab back to the house, went to bed at 4.

Saturday, April 19th:

  • After 4 hours of sleep...it was time to get up and hit the gym.
  • Took 2 awesome classes at Silka's gym...and now we know a new hip-hop dance ;) It was so good to sweat.
  • Left there and went to Leo's for haircuts! I don't care what anyone says, it is so fucking worth it to drive the 2 hours to see her because my hair looks amazing everytime she cuts it. She's got lots of talent and I thank God everytime she cuts my hair!
  • Left Leo's and went to get showered. After we got showers we went to White Plains to shop....went into Tiffany's!!!!! It was so much fun to just wander around and shop and be relaxed.
  • Left the malls and Char left for home, so Silka and I stopped to see Papo, Barbara and Luli. OMG Baby Ray is so adorable and looks just like Papo and Barbara is looking great!!!

Sunday, April 20th.

  • Got up at 7:15. Dropped Silka off at Franks and went home for my Sunday beating :)

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Paris, France: April 5-8th

Saturday, April 5th:

  • Arrived at Philly Int'l. for our direct flight to Charles De Galle airport. My boss, a project manager and myself all packed up and ready to go.
  • Flight over was uneventful. Arrived at 7:30 AM Paris time.

Sunday, April 6th:

  • Checked into our hotel, http://www.mercure.com/mercure/fichehotel/gb/mer/1546/fiche_hotel.shtml
  • Took a little nap, got up and met at 12:00 to go explore.
  • Cabbed it to the Eiffel Tower. We walked up to the 2nd observation deck, 700 stairs up, 700 stairs down. Awesome workout and my thighs were burning. Plus lots of awesome pictures along the way.
  • Stopped at a crepe stand...sooo yummy :)
  • Walked along the Seine river. Awesome views and cool pictures. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seine
  • We walked all the way to the Lourve. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louvre That was pretty amazing...saw lots of great art and the Mona Lisa.
  • Came back to our hotel around 5. Relaxed and read my book and did some crosswords.
  • Met the team for dinner at 6:30 in our hotel. Yummy dinner (and within the points), good bottle of red wine and a yummy Nutella dessert.
  • I think we walked about 6 miles today and did 1400 stairs, so workout will not commence today!

Monday, April 7th:

  • Got up at 7 AM and got ready for our meeting.
  • Met up with my team for breakfast in the hotel...not too bad.
  • Took a taxi to our clients and met with them until 4:30.
  • Came back to the hotel to de-brief...lasted until 7:00.
  • Went to the hotel bar for a drink before heading into town.
  • Got ready and took the subway, well their subway, into town for dinner.
  • Went to a yummy restaurant called Chez Flottes: http://www.flottes.fr/anglais.html
  • After that we went to walk to the train station. On our walk we rounded the corner and the Eiffel Tower was light up and sparkling. It was definitely a take my breath away moment.
  • Headed back to the hotel and crashed.

Tuesday, April 8th.

  • Travel day.
  • Got up and went to the airport and got on the plane.
  • Long plane ride but made it home ok!

Pictures located: http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=8AZtG7dw5cM2JB&notag=1