In April 2014, I got to fulfill one of my biggest dreams – visiting New York. Yeeeeehaaaaaa.
Unfortunately, we only actually had about 48 hours to see as much as possible. Dave and I got a bus from Norfolk, Virginia (it takes 9 hours) and arrived at 4pm on Friday, we had all of Saturday to explore and got back on the bus to Norfolk at midday on Sunday.
We were absolutely exhausted by Sunday (Dave had a presentation to do at uni on the Monday, omg). I don’t even know where he pulled the effort to do it from, seriously.. he’s a bit superhuman sometimes I think. Anyway, it was the good kind of exhaustion – the ‘I’ve-walked-so-far-and-seen-so-much-I’m-going-to-drop’ kind of travel exhaustion.
In the end we got to do some really fun things! And I’m going to list them (mainly so I remember). We went up the Empire State Building, we went to Rockefeller Center, Times Square, Central Park, Tiffany’s, to see the Macy’s 2014 Spring Flower Show ‘The Secret Garden’ (and we also went shopping there), to Brooklyn Bagel and Coffee Company (best bagels E.V.E.R), we caught a taxi to Brooklyn, walked around and caught the subway back. We ate Magnolia Bakery goodies (best baked cheesecake!) in the beautiful Bryant Park, while watching strangers play boules. We stumbled across the New York Tartan Day Parade, where loads of Scottish groups and societies paraded down 6th avenue dancing/playing bagpipes/walking Scottish terriers. It was super cool.
PHEW. It was a big few days, but I’m so stoked that we got the chance to go.