So we’re back from New York City. It was my first trip to the Big Apple and I’m in love. The bustle of a city is everything I adore and no city is more bustling than NYC. Oh before I get into how amazing my vacation was, it started out with some issues. My Explorer’s air conditioner went out 30 minutes into the trip. Then an hour before I was to arrive in Dallas my tire blew. It wasn’t just your general flat tire, it was an explosion. I thought my car was going to flip and ended up having to wait 2.5 almost 3 hours for a tow truck to arrive.
Once we arrived in New York all those troubles were out of mind, out of sight. We had a pretty thorough tour of the city. It included meals at P.J. Clarke’s, Lombarti’s (where I ate my pizza like a New Yorker), a great little Italian Cafe in the Theater District, and even a stop by Tom’s Restaurant (if you’re a Seinfeld fan you’ll know all about Tom’s). The first night we took a night time cruise of the city. What we thought was going to be an informative trip matched with a spectacular evening view of the cities lights, ended up being a booze cruise. While it wasn’t really our style, we still had a lot of fun and got some good shots of some New York staples. We also wandered a lot through Midtown, Time’s Square, Wall Street, of course Central Park, SoHo, Greenwich and a swing by Columbia’s campus. We also visited the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 30 Rock, the 9/11 Memorial and Grand Central Station.
I absolutely loved my time there and can’t wait until I can go back. Oh also the photo of the rat, that’s for Richard’s mom. She said to be on the lookout for huge rats, that’s the largest one I saw. Oh and the one of me sleeping on someone in the subway, it just looks like that. It’s all about the angles. But that’s really what I felt like doing at the end of that day!