I considered putting our whole trip in one post, but that seemed way too overwhelming to pick the key points from the trip. I enjoyed parts of each day and want to document all of it. I hesitated, worrying that all (3...4...) the people who read this blog would get board of it, but then I remembered it is MY blog and it is for storing my memories. So, here is the first of several NYC posts. :)
Day 1 of New York City:
We arrived Wednesday night and took a taxi into Manhatten to Lynne's gorgeous appartment (seriously, it was decorated as if staged for a magazine shoot) in Midtown, right by the NY Public Library--great location. We chatted for a bit, the hit the sack to rest up for our busy day ahead.
Thursday morning we got up and rush across the island for the circle line tour. I absolutely loved it--possibly one of my favorite parts of the trips. We went on a boat that took us around the whole island. I would have rather been nowhere than on the water at this point, as temperatures were over 100*. I slipped into the restroom to take off my undershirt/camisole...way too hot for that. So, excuse my slight immodesty. It was a great tour because we learned about the layout of the island, enjoyed some much needed Vitamin D, and cruised past Lady Liberty herself.
We spent the afternoon in the financial district, with a pit stop at Grand Central. We saw Wall Street, Ground Zero, Battery Park, etc. We waited around until the stock market closed and people watched as all the bankers left for home. There were swarms of them. It was a sight to see.
We stopped by the apartment briefly, then headed to Salute, an amazing Italian restaurant just up the street. Colby convinced me to try Calamari for the first time. Not so bad. Interestling texture though and caused all kinds of weird thought in my head about the creatures of the deep seas.
All in all, we really enjoyed day 1, and needless to say, slept very well that night.
Here are some photos from the day:
On the Circle Line Tour making our way up the East River
Wall Street and the Financial District
Park on the banks of the Hudson River