Our blog will commence first thing on Monday morning.
On this page you will be able to keep up-to-date with all our adventures in the Big Apple
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09/11/09 @ 0710 After successfully getting everyone on the buses we’re making our way to the Airport. A bunch of sleepy pupils, and staff, are very excited about our upcoming adventure.
09/11/09 @ 0736 We’ve stopped to refuel, literally!
09/11/09 @ 0910 Got past security and now in Duty free. J-Lo is eyeing up the champers and checking out the perfumes. I might do the same, time to smell like Ewan McGregor!
09/11/09 @ 1037 Leaving on a jetplane…
Our first adventure in New York, a walk through Central Park.
09/11/09 @ 1950 (EST) In one of the Trump buildings. Just a pity about that leak… Time for Starbucks!
09/11/09 @ 2211 (EST) Just back after sightseeing in New York, and checking out their massive Disney store.
10/11/09 @ 0835 (EST) First morning in the Big Apple, absolutely roasting in the apartments, located just off Central Park. We explored the surrounding area last night, ending up on 5th Avenue whilst J-Lo checked out the Tiffany necklaces… We’re all looking forward to the sightseeing today, first stop Radio City Music Hall then NBC Studios. 14oC outside. Unfortunately I can’t upload photos from my phone to these computers, my mission today is to find a Starbucks with free WiFi so you can all see what we’re seeing.
Time to find Mr Dunlop and get breakfast!
10/11/09 @ 0911 (EST) Breakie time, and Mr. D thinking he should have brought another pair of trousers.
10/11/09 @ 1318 (EST) Sitting in Barnes and Noble sipping on a MASSIVE hot chocolate. Went to Radio City earlier, awesome theatre. Everyone was suprised to find that’s where the MTV music awards went out from earlier this year, thankfully Kanye West didn’t interupt our tour. Mr D got tango’d earlier, having pure OJ (orange juice) spilt all over him during breakies. Pics follow…
A motley crew in the Subways of NYC.
11/11/09 @ 1301 (EST) 3 guys singing in the Subway Station. Random.
11/11/09 @ 1305 (EST) Shauna taking a beamer after the same 3 guys started singing to her on the tube.
10/11/09 @ 1845 (EST) We got to sit in on the Jimmy Fallon show and some of our girlies made their American TV debut, dancing in the background.
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Bopping away on American TV.
10/11/09 @ ???? (EST) Our trip to Top of the Rock, best views around!
11/11/09 @ 1311 (EST) Just jumped off the Subway.
11/11/09 @ 1321(EST) Sitting in Apple Store, SoHo, in a productivity seminar but it’s not really that useful to us. I think some of the girls want to do a bit of shopping. Apparently Meryl Streep will be here later promoting her new movie, Fantastic Mr. Fox.
11/11/09 @ 1422 (EST) Considering going to Ground Zero.
11/11/09 @ 1856 (EST) Getting a Chinese takeaway before going to the movies.
11/11/09 @ 2328 (EST) We split up into two groups for the movies. Some of us watched Men Who Look at Goats while the rest watched Jim Carreys Christmas Carol. Those lucky few, mineself included, had 3D Specs Appeal.
12/11/09 @ 0928 (EST) Specs appeal after breakfast. On our way to Broadway…
12/11/09 @ 1300 (EST) Everyone’s away shopping in Macy’s. Time to purchase some presents!
12/11/09 @ 1034 (EST) Michael, our actor friend, giving us a few tips on acting – they seem to like people sitting in semicircles.
12/11/09 @ 1036 (EST) Looks like I’m teamed up with Jordan. Dum dum dummmmm!
12/11/09 @ 1038 (EST) Getting into this acting malarky. It’s not as hard as it looks!
12/11/09 @ 1050 (EST) All of us looking in the mirror telling ourselves we’re beautiful, otherwise known as Positive Affirmations.
12/11/09 @ 1101 (EST) Having a Q&A with Michael and a friend of his, who plays Simba in the Lion King. We’re going to see that tonight.
12/11/09 @ 1135 (EST) On our way to do some SHOPPING.
12/11/09 @ 1230 (EST) Taking a trip down Time Square. The weather is still pretty wet, kind of like what we have at home.
12/11/09 @ 1431 (EST) Popping over to Borders book store to steal some WiFi.
12/11/09 @ 1556 (EST) Chris is updating the Blog again and slightly annoyed that the news he added last night has somehow disappeared. Grrrrrrr.
12/11/09 @ 1702 (EST) More stuff disappearing. Why??!??!?!?
12/11/09 @ 1830 (EST) At Times Square on our way to get some grub. Hubba Bubbas, otherwise known as Bubba Gumps.
12/11/09 @ 1900ish (EST) Stop the presses! Rachel eats FISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
12/11/09 @ 1951 (EST) ‘Bout to head into the theatre. Should be fun, awimboway.
13/11/09 @ 1017 (EST) Heading to the Wax works…
Sam was intrigued when I told him about the epic Pulp Fiction style milkshakes we get back home.
The funny man himself. Too bad he was showing me the exist after I tried to do an impression.
Elle MacPherson quite liked my funny Norn Irish accent.
Woody Allen a bit worried about his shrink. He was telling me some of his problems, oh jeees.
Caught Harrison unawares. Just a pity about that new Indiana flick. Must have a word with Speilberg when I get to see him.
Having a chat with Barack. He thought my little pianist joke was hilarious.
Crazy Elton. Got to get me a pair of glasses like that.
Shortfry Prince, or as he’s know known The Artist formally known as a Symbol.
Connor on American Idol. Simon wasn’t too impressed, but then again, what does he know about music?
This fella is angry. Hulk SMAASSSH!
13/11/09 @ 1245 (EST) Updates galore whilst grabbing a coffee at the MSNBC cafe.
13/11/09 @ 1301 (EST) Just realised it’s Friday 13th. Scary biscuits!
13/11/09 @ 1612 (EST) In the MoMA free ticket line. It’s starting to rain.
13/11/09 @ 1620 (EST) Inside the MoMA. Everyone has went to different areas, the pupils are excited. Just got my picture taken and made into a postcard. It’s been a while since I was in a Modern Art museum, fun times!
Duct tape and printed eyes made into a work of art. Interesting…
Some of the girlies looking a bit confused. “This isn’t Art, it’s a drawing of a naked woman with a mans head. How does it make you feeeel? I could do that.”
Tim Burton’s installation. Alas it’s still being constructed and we won’t get to see it
Checking out the Architecture room. Pity Mr. Young and his class are not here, they’d love it!
Warhol must have really liked his soup!
A spidge there, a splash there, it’s Jackson Pollock!
Thought provoking painting. But is it???
13/11/09 @ 1718 (EST)On 6th floor checking out classic paintings…
Remember doing all those still lifes in Art, painting fruit bowls? This is the real deal.
A wee bit of Pablo…
An epic piece of Art by DuChamp.
13/11/09 @ 1746 (EST) Time for fooooood. We’re going to an Irish pub/restaurant tonight, to be sure to be sure.
13/11/09 @ 2027 (EST) Our last night in New York. Back in “the Y” for a bit. Unfortunately time to neatly pack our suitcases, or stuff things in randomly and hope it all fits. Jordan and the girls have a heap of change, we tried to find a homeless guy to give it to but no luck. Ragin! Update y’all soon.
14/11/09 @ 0830 (EST) Up and about, eating peanuts, thinking about breakies. Checking out at 1130. It’s 12oC outside at the minute, and pouring down with rain. We had planned to walk around Central Park but might have to give that a miss.
14/11/09 @ 1913 (EST) Bags checked in, through security, doing some last minute gift shopping. Went for a walk around Central Park then onto Greenwich Village today, great place but got soaked. It’s been raining most of the day. Pictures follow…
15/11/09 @ 0902 (GMT) Back in Belfast.
ATTENTION NEW YORK SCHOOLTRIPPERS! DID YOU GET ANY SNAZZY PHOTOS OF YOUR ADVENTURES? CHRIS WANTS TO MAKE A PICTURE GALLERY BUT NEEDS YOUR HELP. SEND SOME OF THEM HIS WAY!!!!!