9.18.2008

I Love New York

New York is everything you expect and more. The hustle and bustle of the very big city is a little overwhelming at first but you get use to it and find that it is somewhat enjoyable being surrounded by many people, big buildings, and just about everything else you could imagine.  A couple weeks ago we had some good friends fly into Newark on a layover to Germany. They had such a long lay over that we thought we could do some exploring of the Big City so we caught a train in headed into New York City. Stepping out of the train into the train station was something right out of the movies. Time square was busy with people going in every direction and doing everything possible from touring the city to racing around in business. It's loud because everyone including buses think that if they honk the traffic might magically disappear. At that moment I think all four of us realized how little we really are in all reality. As we all started to adapt the shock of the craziness we started to really enjoy what the Big apple had to offer. After walking around Time Square we headed north to Central Park. This was beautiful. It is this quite sanctuary in the middle of this huge city. There is a bridge that you walk under that takes you to the Bethesda Fountain and near that people are rowing little boats in the small lake.  After that we headed to the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building. We watched some people break dance in the street and admired the bikes that had a cart attached to the back of the bike that people could sit in and enjoy the city by bike besides they are not the ones pedaling. As we moseyed along we went to the New York Public Library, and the Saint Patrick Cathedral which had amazing architecture and was just gorgeous. We walked for about 6 1/2 hours total and got to see some amazing things. We can not wait to go back and do some more exploring.
                                                     Central Park. The Bethesda Fountain   
                                                              Bethesda Fountain                                                                A bridge at Central Park                                                                  The Empire State Building                                                                              Time Square 
Saint Patrick Cathedral 
                                                                         Time Square 


1 comment:

elizabeth stokes said...

If and when we come up there for thanksgiving, can we go to ny?!?!? and maybe hoboken too. =)