Last Tuesday morning we left for New York! When we got in, we took a cab to our hotel, took the subway to Times Square to walk around, and then went up to the Rockefeller Center’s observation deck. I’d been there once before, during the day, and the view at night was incredible. Wednesday, we walked to the natural history museum, where we spent the whole day (pictures in another post to come). As we were leaving, we got to see the balloons for the Thanksgiving Day Parade being inflated, which was cool. We walked out of the museum to a huge Finn and Jake in the street. Nat was pretty excited.
Thursday morning we took the subway to the ferry terminal and went to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. It was cold and wet and foggy, and I loved it. There weren’t very many people around, especially Ellis Island. It made sneaking into the unrestored parts of the buildings seem so easy… After we took the ferry back to Manhattan, we walked to the “Ghostbusters Headquarters” and then took the subway back to the hotel to get ready for Thanksgiving dinner. We ate at Butter (because Chopped!) and stuck around to have drinks with my cousin, who lives in Manhattan, and my aunt and uncle, who were visiting her. So we did get to be with some family for the holiday :)
Our flight out was Friday evening, so we spent the day walking around and seeing what we could fit in. We walked through Central Park, went to MoMA for a little, went to Grand Central, went to the Public Library. Then we took the subway/bus to the airport. We did lots of touristy things, but honestly I think those things are touristy because they are cool? It was a great trip and we had a lot of fun. I love visiting New York. I’d only ever been with people who lived nearby or grew up going there often, but for two people from Colorado the magic of New York is pretty undeniable.