I honestly don’t even know where to start. New York is just one of those places that you’ve always heard about. Always dreamed about. Movies and television shows are always filmed there. I mean, Spider-Man lives there for crying out loud!
No one could ever believe that I’d never been to New York. You’ve been all over the world but you haven’t been to New York??? No people, somehow it just never happened. Calm down.
So when I found super cheap tickets, there was no way I was passing up the opportunity to go. To say I was excited would be an understatement. When we flew into LaGuardia, I literally had my face and hands pressed on the window. I only pulled away once to ask, “Is that it?? Is that it?? Is that it??” I didn’t even take any pictures, that’s how excited I was! And it was beautiful too! We got in late so all the bright and shiny lights looked amazing…
Over the next few days, we got to see a lot. Things that I’d seen on tv or in movies really stuck out to me. I couldn’t believe I was seeing them in real life! The highlights for me were Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and of course, the Friends apartment. Because, I’ll be there for yyyoooooooouuuuu……
The food was pretty awesome too. We had some finger licking good duck in Chinatown. I absolutely had to have a hot dog in Central Park. And of course….. there was pizza…..
Sweet mother of all that is good and pure! The pizza! And it’s everywhere!! Literally, on every block! If you’ve read some of my other posts, you know I LOVE pizza. And guys, let me tell you. New York is the mothership for pizza lovers. We even had pizza at Lombardi’s, the first American pizzeria.
Oh! And another interesting part of our trip was the fact that there just happened to be a frickin blizzard. And not just any blizzard. They were predicting it was going to be a “historic” blizzard with two to three feet of snow. In preparation, they even shut down the subway system (the first time ever in its 110-year history). So what did we do? We went to Times Square to take pictures and play in the snow.
We also got to sit in on a taping of the Late Show with David Letterman. We happened to be walking by the studio and they needed people in the audience. I guess because of the blizzard not as many people had shown up. I’ve never been to a taping of anything, so it was pretty cool.
The big bad storm ended up not being so bad after all. Even though thousands of flights were canceled, ours was not one of them; our flight left right on time. We were told, actually, that our flight was the first to leave LaGuardia that day.
Even though, if our flight had been canceled, I wouldn’t have been too upset. Who wouldn’t mind staying an extra day in New York, right?
Have you been to New York? What’s your favorite thing about it? We’d love to read your comments below 🙂