I had been eagerly anticipating the day I would see NYC in person. This was my first real vacation away from my family and work in a long time. Yes, I was a little uneasy about saying goodbye, but I think we all need a little break, ya know? A couple of weeks before my trip I watched educational shows like Sex & the City and lots of movies that were filmed in NYC. And so after educating myself, I compiled a “little” list. Here are a few items of which I had to see or do:
Hear/watch live jazz music [check!]
Hear a real NY accent [check!]
Eat a NY hot dog and a slice of pizza [LOTS of checks! lol!]
Go see a broadway musical [check!]
And a real weird one…see a NY rat [check!] We saw one down in the subway. Why was this on my list? I couldn’t tell ya.
The list went on and on, but the cool thing was all of the unexpected little adventures that we had, which really made it a memorable trip.
My good friend, Cybil, was able to join me [yay!] and off we went! Here are the photos I took while walking throughout this wonderful, bustling city on our first day.
I heard great things about the High Line, so I knew I had to check it out. Looooved it!
In the photo above to the right, you’ll notice where the old tracks used to be. I love that they didn’t waste this precious property and really turned it into something beautiful, a place where people can come to relax.
After leaving the High Line, we walked by this park where kids can run through this tunnel-like structure that sprayed water. I’m not sure if you’ve ever been to the city during the summer, but it was HOT! My first thought while seeing water was LET’S RUN THROUGH IT!! And so we did. We were all soaking wet and let me just say, it was wonderful!
After all that walking and running, we got a little hungry so we headed to Chelsea Market.
We had finally gotten dry and just our luck it started pouring down rain. Once again…wonderful and very unexpected! I loved it!
We headed to Cybil’s friend, Anny’s apartment to get dry. Her place is just as adorable as she is.
We walked through Washington Park. Made me all kinds of happy to see kids splashing around in the fountain. Isn’t this what summer is all about?
The 5-year-old vs. the older dude. I’m betting on the one to the left.
Bikes everywhere! Hmmm…wonder if they bought this nifty cover on etsy?
The Brooklyn Bridge.
Ground Zero. So sad to think that this is where that horrific event took place almost 10 years ago. I can’t even begin to comprehend what these people went through on that day.
This was only day one. I have many more photos from my trip, so please stay tuned.