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    Sunday, June 27, 2004

    Fire twirlers, strong men, and acrobats -- oh my!

    If you ever have the opportunity to go to Cirque du Soleil, GO. We just returned from a weekend in New York City, and we were amazed by Alegria on Randall's Island last night. Absolutely magical. From start to finish, all the acts were astonishing, including the contortionist who creeped me out.

    We spent most of our time wandering the Upper East Side, an area of NYC I've never explored. The Melrose Hotel, where we stayed thanks to Orbitz rates, was a classy, charming spot in the heart of the Upper East Side.

    When we weren't being harassed by circus clowns, we wandered parts of the Upper West Side and Central Park, including the zoo. Expect to see a few photos here soon. Maybe a monkey or two, if you're lucky.