This was my first time visiting the city and on first appearances, it was really just a bigger, trashier, version of Boston. That opinion changed pretty quick. It was 70-75 and sunny the whole time. People were super friendly, and we never ran out places we wanted to see. Here are some things we did:
-Walked. A lot. Our hotel was pretty centrally located (Madison Square Garden), but we did a lot of walking to popular tourist destinations.
-We took a double decker bus tour that lets you get off at stops. It was so much fun! I enjoyed nerding out and acting like a tourist!
|Me and Mom on the double decker|
|It was very sobering|
-The Empire State Building
-Gorgeous tulips in the park
-The Brooklyn Bridge (which we walked)
|Mom and Dad on the Brooklyn Bridge|
|It says "Welcome to historic Little Italy."|
-People telling us Judgment Day was coming May 21st and we were going to hell.
|Are you prepared?|
I'm sure there's a lot more that I can't think of-We ate lots of delicious food. My favorite was the giant pizza slices from Famous Amadeus.
|Such good pizza|
|Who knew Tripp Vanderbilt was so talented?|
-After the show, the real Frank Abagnale Jr. was there and did a Q&A. Out of all the questions to ask, my dad asks, "Are you a Yankees fan or a Red Sox fan?" For the record, it's Yankees. My dad was not pleased.
-We tried hailing a cab for about a half hour at midnight. It took a lot of effort.
|Dad hailing a cab during the day|
|Tid bit about me: Every time I go to a new Italian restaurant, I have to try the ChikParm.This was delicious.|
|Me and my new baby|
So how was New York overall? It was awesome. Bring your walking shoes and a lot of spending money and be prepared for the time of your life. The only thing that would have made it better was if Karl was there.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, I didn't get sick once on my flights. I was so incredibly happy! One high five for me and one for the pilots. They were awesome.
Well, I'm having to post from the garage at my parent's house (they're renovating the floors with heated tile), and I'm getting pretty tired. I'm going to hang out with my parents and enjoy my last two days. Thanks for staying with me!
P.S. Sorry about the picture quality. What with there being so many and me being so tired and my butt hurting as I'm sitting on a metal folding chair, I did not bother resizing or editing. I hope you can forgive me.