Friday, March 4, 2011

New York–Day 3

Well, I promise there’s more than 2 days to my trip…hopefully I can get these trip posts wrapped up because I’ve been a huge slacker!

Moving On!

On our third and final full day in NYC, David and Chloe slept in a little bit, but I was up and at ‘em bright and early. So what’s a girl to do? Go get a Starbucks and people watch in Times Square of course!

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Come to find out, the city that never sleeps, does sleep. Late in fact! When you’re up and out at 8:00, the only shops that were really open were the coffee shops! So after I finished my tall caramel frappucino (since I don’t drink regular coffee) I headed back to the room right when I knew the wake up call was set for to see if the creatures were stirring…I think the room call went off along with two cell phone alarms and they were still sleeping haha! Once they were awake, I knew it’d still be a while before we were ready to go, so I went on my second venture out of the day.

Shops were starting to open up I also did a little shopping at the four story Forever 21 and the typical tourist shops. I got a couple of magnets and a classic “I heart NY” shirt.

Once everyone was ready for the day, we set out towards Ground Zero. Wow.

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{Firehouse on the way to Ground Zero, Construction at Ground Zero}

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{Visitor Center, Firehouse directly across from WTC}

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{The black square on the right is one of the footprints of the original towers}

After the eerie/sad visit to Ground Zero, we made our way to Wall Street. It was a busy place and there were lots of business people everywhere.

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{Super old creepy cemetery}

This was quite the little display. This man had two dogs, two cats, a guinnea pig who promptly got put back into place if they would stray any. Quite the site!

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{New York Stock Exchange}

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{This was in the lobby of the WTC, Lady Libert!}

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Made our way into China Town next!

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Yum!!

Next on the list was to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. This thing is HUGE! It was very neat walking across, but stay in your lane or the bikers get angry!

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The group in front of the Manhattan skyline.

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{Beat up car in Brooklyn – haha!}

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{Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory}

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{Waiting in line for Grimaldi’s, best pizza in New York!}

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At first I thought they brought the wrong pizza because of the “crunchy leaves”…haha! Turns out basil is just a standard topping on these real pizzas!

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{Manhattan skyline, heading to the subway}

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{David’s Chinatown watch}

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{Last night in NYC}

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{Late night snack}

This last batch of pictures were taken by hanging my arm out of the window of our room! I was tired of the glare on the window, and the window wouldn’t open enough to stick my head out, so I improvised :)

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{Looking right, looking straight down}

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{Looking right, looking left)

Next up, Bolt Bus to Boston!

2 comments:

  1. So glad your tour guide/friend took you to walk the bridge into Brooklyn and get the pizza and of course, the ice cream! How was the line at Grimaldis?

    The pictures are fabulous!

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