Saturday, June 26, 2010

I'm in a New York state of mind....

I have put off blogging about my New York trip because it seems like such a daunting task. So much to tell, so many pictures to share...So I have decided to split it into categories.
1st post: the city and my people
2nd post: transportation
3rd post: food
4th post: yes, I am a tourist
5th post: the arts
these categories are subject to change, if I get bored. :)

So first category. The city.
I love New York!
This is my 4th time visiting the city, and every time it feels like the first. new things to see, new people to stare at, new adventures to be had. I love it. Nick and Rachel came with me this time and it was so much fun!!
We got to stay with my brother Mitch at his apartment in the West Village, and it was so much fun. The subway was only 1/2 mile from his apartment, and there were plenty of stores, restaurants, and movie theaters right around his area. The area just seems so new york to me.
Most nights, after a long day of walking and activities, we would chill in the apartment, watch tv, or hang out on the fire escape.

Nick thought the New York thing to do was to hang out on the fire he found was found there every night. He and Rachel would be up until all hours of the night, watching the drama unfold in the wee hours of the morning.

We spent most of our days exploring the city, seeing sites, eating delicious food, and having fun.
(view of Manhattan from the water)
(view of Central Park from the Empire State building---100 city blocks of trees in the middle of the city)
(view of manhattan from Empire State Building)

I loved have some special time with Mitch
He was able to get time off to spend most of the week with us, which was so cool. Plus I got to hang out more with Vanessa, and it was nice to have that time.

the visit was absolutely perfect...well except for the heat. I didn't want to spoil my posts by complaining about the weather, but it must be documented...if for no other reason than to explain my bad hair days. hahahha. having naturally waving hair in a humid environment, doesn't excatly make for good combinations sometimes...but anyway...
It was supposed to rain, so all this moisture was caught up in the air, and it just made for miserable weather during the day. Sooooooo humid. All day it felt like you had just stepped out of a hot shower and put your clothes on without drying off...yeah not awesome! At night we had fans directly on us, so we could sleep, but even then sometimes it was just too hot. But after the 3rd or 4th day it finally rained, and things cooled off to perfect.


Colleen said...

Fire escape hangin', hot/muggy, city life It sounds so New Yorkie! What fun. I can't wait to read/see more. And I'm with you on the hair. Too muggy and there's just nothing to do but pony tail and let the frizzies fly!

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Oh man, what an opportunity. I'm excited to read about it.

Yeah, I'm with you. Nothing to do about the humidity but sweat.

Kimmy said...

The jealousy resumes!

Jill said...

Can't wait to hear all about your trip. Bella wants to go there in a few years for her mom and me trip.