I’m not a city girl, but I am amazed by them and love to occasionally visit them! I am always glad to go home afterwards, but I am also able to really enjoy taking them in while I am in them. So, a few years ago I had the opportunity to go take in New York City with my friend’s family who came over for their holiday and spent a weekend in NYC, so I got to go with them!
My friend and I rode the bus from Pittsburgh to NYC and we met her family pretty much right down time if I remember correctly! We arrived around lunch time so we had a drink and some food and then off we went to explore the city! We stayed at a hotel in NJ just right across from the subway station pretty much. It did the trick! 🙂
My feet were so sore from walking everywhere. We took the subway to Greenwich village, on a day that just so happened to be a Gay Parade. That was very interesting to walk into, people were handing out freebie bags that I will refrain from telling you all about! 🙂
We walked through Times Square, got hot dogs from a stand (which was one of my have to’s!), we hung out in central park which for some reason just felt so surreal! We went to Radio City Hall and the Rockefeller Center. We walked the high line, which was really cool! Went to the top of the Empire State Building.
We took the staten island fairy to see Lady Liberty (we didn’t get off of the boat, it was at night-time) and that was really cool! That was one the last things we did while I was there with them, I left a day early. We also walked to see the WTC site which was very surreal and so eerily quiet out of respect. If you’re ever in NYC, this is a must just because it is such a big part of our History now and to remember all of the people who lost their lives and the hero’s who lost their lives and saved so many people is an amazing thing to have been alive for. Seeing the site and reading all the names just made it so much more real for me. I clearly remember when I found out, I was in Jr. High at my last class of the day and my History teacher at the beginning just turned the TV on because History was happening right before our eyes and she wanted us to know what was going on in our country. So we all just sat there and watched the news, and when I got home, that’s all my family did. We just sat there in disbelief. I will never forget, and for those who didn’t have any family involved like me, if you go and see it for yourself, it will cement it in your brain and give you just a taste of what people went through and to pay respects to the people, was an honor.
NYC was like a dream, and although I would never ever want to live there or spend an extended period of time there, a weekend is a blast for this little suburb/country girl like me! I also, am excited to go back someday. This time, I want to go in the wintertime, and see a broadway show and go ice skating at Rockefeller center and see the big Christmas tree! That’s all I want!
I don’t have any photos from NYC, my apologies. But what I have, is below and is great for me! thanks for reading! Thanks for the Monaghan’s for letting me come on this trip with them and being so generous to me! It was an incredible blessing and a very great trip!