The experience was too good not to share. I made this slideshow mostly for my own memory, putting everything in the order we saw it. This makes it so some pictures may have zero importance for anyone watching except for me and possibly my family.
In this slideshow you will see some of the following:
My brother and uncle with their armpits in my mom's face (she sat next to a lady on the plane who did just this the entire flight).
Times Square and Grand Central Station. So many people running around, and so many tourists.
A couple fire trucks. Okay, my husband is a firefighter and I got really excited each time a truck drove by! Which tends to happen a lot in New York City. The guys drive around with their windows down smiling and waving like celebrities. Because, well, they are. The Bravest.
Circle Line boat tour around New York past New Jersey, Lady Liberty, Queens.
A panini on the High Line Walkway. The walkway was possibly my most favorite place, and I love food.
Chelsea Market. Love.
A book titled I Feel Relatively Neutral About New York, the title killed me and at the time it was how I felt about NYC. It's the crowds. This small town girl doesn't love a lot of crowds. Also, I missed my husband.
Memorials surrounding the new World Trade Center. There is a spiritual feeling surrounding the tower, St. Paul's Chapel and the blocks around it. A humbling feeling I wish every American could experience.
Hot cocoa with loads of cream on top. Each night we returned back to their apartment my grandpa would make some sort of treat whether it was hot cocoa or smoothies he always had something for us before bedtime.
Argonaut Diner. Pear and brie filled french toast. Amazing.
Rockefeller Center and Top of the Rock.
Official FDNY store. I just had to go here for Andrew. And a little for myself.
St. Patrick's Cathedral. We listened in for a minute as we left Rockefeller Center. Beautiful building.
Central Park and Sprinkles Cupcakes. Of course.
My brother, Ross, doing his best impression of Marilyn Monroe.
Easter baskets. My mom is so sweet she packed Ross and my Easter baskets from when we were kids and surprised us that morning with lots of treats in edible grass! Ross just wanted to eat the grass...
Tiles hung on a fence with notes from children to the victims on September 11th.
A donut with a heart-shaped hole. Dunkin Donuts was just returning the love I have for them. And I've been craving Dunkin since. Utah needs DD!
We had the opportunity to see two Broadway shows, Lion King and Wicked. Wicked was sold out so we tried for lottery tickets, something I think anyone who visits New York should try. If you win you see a show for cheap.
Lots of pictures from the lovely New York Botanical Garden. We spent a good portion of our Sunday here and I learned that Magnolia trees are one of my new fave.
A half pound burger from Piper's Kilt. That I ate by myself. And didn't feel sick afterwards. Wow.
The home of Washington Irving. We toured Sunnyside and the grounds surrounding, one of my favorite things.
New York LDS Temple. We did a session, and it was so lovely.
Central Park again. Love.
The Metropolitan Museum. My mom's favorite painting of George Washington. And my immaturity in thinking Greek Bottoms are funny.
music by The Temper Trap
also, for some reason youtube cut out the music halfway through. so you'll have to add your own soundrack! ;)
Things To Do in New YorkCause we were kind of the ultimate tourists with hop on hop off bus passes....New York City is truly a magical place. There is something so unique about the city, the rivers surrounding it, and the people. It's a herd that you can only experience in New York. I would love to go back one day, with my husband of course, I missed him too much.
Don't you worry. I have plenty of other videos and some more pictures that I could share. But maybe I'll save those for another post, that slideshow was probably long enough ;)