Ok, this is late. Six months late, actually. But better late than never, right?
At the end of May, when I was still in D.C., a bunch of us decided to take a weekend trip up to the legendary New York City. A roundtrip bus ticket is only $20, and I had never been before and always wanted to go, so there was no way I could resist. Plus, all of my lovely journalism friends who did the New York program were still there, so I actually spent pretty much the whole time hanging out with them because I missed them a lot. I got to stay with Chelsea, one of my favorite people in the world, in her awesome apartment only a few blocks from Times Square. Love.
Here, finally, is the trip in pictures. You probably already saw them on facebook, but just pretend like you didn’t. (The photo above is stolen again from Peter. It’s just a fabulous picture. We’re on the top of the Empire State Building. At like 2 in the morning. And a some of the photos below are stolen from Amy. I may have taken one from Mandy too…)
Times square. We wandered through many a time.
As you may have noticed, I love NBC shows, especially 30 rock, so this was a magical experience.
We got to watch two musicals on Broadway: In the Heights and Memphis. They were both excellent. And it was cool because it was just before the Tony’s, and Memphis ended up winning best new musical.
We ate the requisite dollar hotdog and Mongolia cupcake in Central Park. It was lovely.
We also played kid on the big piano at FAO Schwarz and American girl. I may have gone to American Girl twice in one day.
This sign was on a street near China town, and I immediately fell in love with it. And the idea of what it could mean. It’s still the background for my phone.
Amy and I just happened to walk past the New York Times. I really, really, really wanted to go in.
More city explorations.
I loved the whole thing. I’ve heard so many people complain about the size and the noise and all of the people, but I would go back in a heartbeat.
Amy did a way better job of recording this than me, so check it out at her blog in the July section. She didn’t blog on time either, so does that make it a little bit better than I’m late too?