August 21, 2011

New York, New York

I got back from my trip to New York a week ago and there is only one way to describe it.


I believe I had a bad perception of New York before I actually went there. After spending three day there, I believe that the media portrays the city as violent and dirty, and pretty much somewhere I didn't want to be. The bestest and her mom (who is pretty much my second mother. Seriously this woman is amazing.) go every year (her mom and her bestest actually plan the whole trip and it's a lot of work. I honestly doubled my respect for both of them after this weekend. I would not have the patience to put together what they do). Anyways, they got me there this year, and my opinion of the city has changed. It is so beautiful, and SO clean, I actually found it cleaner than my hometown.

We were only there from Thursday Morning (after spending 10 hours, overnight, on a bus) until Saturday night (before spending 10 hours, overnight, on a bus) but our days were fully packed so we got to experience as much as humanly possible. It was overwhelming. And exhausting. And the most amazing trip I have ever been on.

I'm going to do my recaps by day, only because we did SO much and I don't want my post to be a novel.

First up Thursday:

Thursday was a bit rough as we spend the whole night on the bus, changed at a McDonalds and literally jumped off the bus the minute we got there, hopped on the subway and went shopping (what can I say? The bestest and I have priorities and there wasn't a whole lot of time.)

Quick stop at Times Square before shopping

Even being as exhausted as I was, waking up and seeing a view like this is 100% worth it.

Crappy picture taken through a bus window. But you get the point

We had about 2 hours before we had to be back at the hotel for a film and television tour (during which I managed to buy both a purse and a necklace....neither of which I have pictures of. I'll try for the next post.)

The film and television tour was probably the thing I was looking forward to the most. I have said before that Chris and I watch a lot of movies, so I was excited to see some of the locations. I took a million pictures, and looking back, can't remember what movie half of them are in. Fail. Next time I need to take notes. Here are some pictures of the locations I do remember.

Our tour guide was apparently on American Idol. I don't remember him. Maybe you do??

House from "I Am Legend:"

Firehouse from "Ghostbusters"

The Bestest and I on the steps of the Cosby House

Apartment from "Friends"

After the film and television tour we had time for a quick dinner (Olive Garden. Yum. So wish we still had these in Canada.) We then met the rest group and headed to the top of the rock. This was my favourite part of the whole trip. The view up there is phenomenal. We went right at sunset so that made it even better. I'll leave you with some pictures, which honestly does no justice to how beautiful it actually was.

My Mommy, her bestest and I

The bestest and I

And that was my Thursday in New York City! Up next: Early Mornings, Brooklyn and dresses!

No comments: