When Jake Jaxson invites you to New York City, you find a way to make it happen. Especially if that means I get to see Levi just before Christmas!
It took some scheduling, but I made it happen. I was so excited the night before I couldn’t sleep, passing out for a quick nap before taking a cab to the airport at 4:30am. I was so nervous about flying by myself, but without a glitch I was on the plane at 6am and headed to NYC with a quick layover in Detroit.
After waiting for what seemed like forever, Lisa finally arrived, about 2 hours after I got to New York. We made our way to the Cockyboys office and I giggled every time I saw something familiar. It was surreal, being in NYC, being at the office, seeing all the images I had only seen on my computer. I giggled every time I saw something that was “iconic” Cockyboys, starting with a sign outside the building!
Once inside I was greeted by Chris and then Benny! I got a tour of the office, hugs from Hugo & Dan, met Carol, Devon and Andy. We ordered lunch, at some point JJ came to the office, and the rest of the afternoon is kind of a blur!
When we left the office Lisa and I headed to the place where we were staying. We dropped off our luggage and then went out in search of food, finding a gas station mini mart with the largest selection of fresh fruit I’d ever seen at a gas station!
Later that night, after what seemed like forever, I finally got to see Levi! I tripped on my computer cord, about knocking it to the ground, getting up to hug him. To say I was a little excited was an understatement!
This was the third time that I had seen Levi face to face, but this was the first time that I really got to spend time with just me and him. Every other time we were surrounded by Cockyboys and fans, running around as part of some event. Just being able to sit on the couch, as he showed me how to smoke a banana, was priceless! And got a lot of laughter from both him and Lisa!
He left to go see a friend, but came back about 4am. We sat there for an hour and I couldn’t tell you what we talked about, but I smiled the entire time. I finally went back to sleep about 5:30am, still running on adrenaline from my trip!
Thursday started off with getting up much too early, a lazy morning before running off with Levi to get his haircut. He took me on my first subway, to St. Marks, where I got to meet Jamie and see her amazing shop! After we headed to the office where I got to see Liam and meet Tayte! It was lunch, meetings and then a little street team work before heading back to apartment.
Friday was another day at the office, where I tired to stay out of everyone’s way. I met Dennis, did odd and end jobs for everyone, and then wrapped a LOT of gifts for the Christmas party! After work Chris took me out sightseeing, and he was an amazing guide! Well, after we found some new shoes for me, since mine were being held together with packing tape!
We saw the Public Library, pop up shops, Grand Central Station, Times Square, Rockefeller plaza, The Christmas Tree & ice skating rink, and then we headed to the new club Fever. I had an amazing time that night! I got to meet Michael Thomas finally, got way more drunk than I planned, saw Maia when she finally got into town, and had a great time with Chris and Dan!
The best part of Fever? FINALLY seeing Levi dance! Watching him move is amazing, so fluid without a thought. I’d waited for so long, and it was worth the wait. I had Dan at my side the entire time as I smiled and giggled watching my Pon move on the bar.
We stayed until they kicked us out, climbed in a cab with Maia and was up once again until after 5. I wasn’t going to sleep in the city that never sleeps!
Saturday was a busy day-hair cut for me, pre gaming with the boys at the office and then the Christmas party at the Museum of Sex! I had a great time at the private party, chatting with familiar faces and some new ones. I was excited to get to spend some time with Angel, the newest Cockyboy that night as well! One of my favorite things about the party was watching Levi. He hops through the crowd, with a smile on his face, making connections and chatting with friends.
Ricky finally made it to the party, greeted with a cheering of his name from me, Maia and Nik! Shortly after the party moved downstairs and was open to the public. There was a lot of dancing, drinking and smiles. At one point Lisa and I were sitting at one of the Cockyboys’ tables when Levi, Ricky, Liam, Angel, and Ryker decided to strip off their shirts and start dancing. It was a front row seat to beautiful men doing what they loved to do! I couldn’t stop smiling and taking pictures the entire time!
Sunday was lunch with Lisa and Ryker, a little sight seeing, and a early night in.
Monday morning came much to early and I was ready to see my son, but still not ready to leave my New York family! I can’t wait to go back, someday. I think Chris is already planning our next sight seeing adventure!