More seniors take on sights and sounds of the Big Apple

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The Gerecke girls loved sightseeing in the unusually mild late November weather in New York.

Not only have the senior dancers stormed New York City, but the twins of the senior class have also taken over “the city that never sleeps.”  Over Thanksgiving Alexandra and Christina Gerecke travelled to the “Big Apple” for a much-needed vacation.

Though colder than what most Floridians are accustomed to, the weather was pleasantly mild and easy to handle with a warm winter coat. Aside from the weather, the girls learned to conquer the streets of New York using a map and well-known landmarks.

To start off their trip, the twins boarded a tour boat on the Hudson River to experience the sights of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Unfortunately, the two were not able to be up-close and personal with the landmarks because of the destruction of Hurricane Sandy. Both monuments are scheduled to reopen sometime in 2013.

Alexandra was disappointed with the closure.  “I hope to return in the future to step foot on these landmarks of liberty.”

Alexandra and Christina attended Wicked,  one of the many breathtaking Broadway plays in NYC. The wonderful voices of the cast and the powerful special effects helped to characterize the magnificent performance.   Alexandra feels as though this play is the highlight of her trip.  “Without any prior knowledge of the story behind Wicked, I could easily connect and love the production. The props and effects were perfect and brought together the whole atmosphere of the story.  I would say this was the highlight of my trip, and I would recommend the play to everyone.”

Alexandra also enjoyed the chance to eat at Wolfgangs.  “I recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves steak. The atmosphere was very fancy and elegant and the food was amazing although the service was less than amiable.”

Later in the weekend, the girls ascended to the top of the “Rock” to see the whole city with a new perspective. The twins ended their Broadway experience with a memorable performance of the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular, ”  which rated high on Christina’s memory list.  ” The show is what its name says – spectacular.”