That's where I went last week!
I'd never been before. London, Rome, Beijing... yep! I'd seen all those places. But this was my first trip to NYC.
I went with a small group of students as one of their chaperons. We managed to see quite a lot: the Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero, Chinatown, the Empire State Building and Times Square in particular. Also, I got some really good gelato—not quite as good as Italy's but definitely worth the money.
I had an amazing time on the trip. It was great to see all of these places I'd only heard of before. The Statue of Liberty was beautiful. Times Square was a lot bigger than I realized. I didn't feel queasy at the top of the Empire State Building like I thought I would.
And I appreciated seeing Ground Zero and remembering my experiences of September 11th. I was just starting my freshman year of college. My world had already undergone a drastic change... little did I know just how much more it could change. Seeing the spot ten years later was sobering.
But we had a lot of laughs on the trip as well. The whole group was great about posing for pictures, and I got a lot of shots that I really loved. And though we didn't go on a spending spree, we made some fun purchases.
So all in all I'm really glad I went. And I'm grateful to all of the people who made it such a great experience!
I lived near NYC and went there a few times. I even saw Amadeus on Broadway. It wasn't ever a city I particularly liked though. I guess cities are more exciting if they are far away :)ReplyDelete
Well it was great to visit for a day, and I'm thinking of going back soon so I can actually catch a show, but as far as the overall flavor of the city I think there are other places I like a lot better. And I'm just not really a city girl :) So I kind of agree with you on that.ReplyDelete
You really did cover a lot! Where did you get gelato? My wife and I need to find this place next time we're in New York!ReplyDelete
Wow, all of that in one day! How fun! :DReplyDelete
Kendra - Yeah! We had a wonderful time.ReplyDelete
Paul - I think it was right around here: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Manhattan,+New+York,+NY&hl=en&ll=40.71274,-74.015998&spn=0.002761,0.005064&sll=38.422069,-77.408316&sspn=0.045659,0.081024&vpsrc=6&t=h&z=18
I had raspberry and green tea gelato--very tasty! I saw a bunch of gelato places in Little Italy as well.