Wednesday, April 6, 2011

NEW YORK, NEW YORK!!!!

Kenny and I took a very last minute trip to New York to watch the NIT championship basketball game.
We had a fabulous trip.

This is my journal, since I don't journal like I should.

There are sooo many things to do and see in New York. Here are pictures of some of the sites we visited.

Empire State Building. It was raining and the visibility was "0" so we went up at 12:30 at night and saw the beautiful lights of New York City.



Neither picture is very flattering of me - but this is me on the 86th floor of the Empire State Building at 12:30 at night. It was VERY windy and COLD!



Rockefeller Center. Ice Skating in the rain?!

One of our favorite stores was the 3 story M & M store.

We took a harbor tour. This is our little yellow harbor tour boat. We were glad we could be inside because it was cold and rainy. Our tour was about the history of New York.

Time Square. WOW! Tons of people until all hours of the night and lots of lights


NBC Studios


This picture is either Time Square or just a picture of downtown New York. The signs were all lit up.


Kenny and John Hatch waiting for the subway. We took the subway to Chinatown and had some very authentic Chinese food. We were careful of what we ordered. We chose foods that we didn't have to worry about what was in them. We literally couldn't understand our waitress, so John asked to see what she had written down for our order, she showed us what she had written down and it was written in Chinese - no help at all.

The Statue of Liberty. It was alot smaller than I thought it would be. It was neat to see.

The reason we came - the NIT in the Madison Square Garden arena. It was sooo awesome. The feeling you felt when you walked in that arena was overwhelming. They had many pictures of historical events that took place in that arena on the walls as you entered. All I can say is AWESOME.
It also helped that we saw an exciting game in which Wichita won NIT champs.

Madison Square Garden again. We forgot our camera when we went to the game so I don't have pictures of things that we experienced inside.

I had to take a picture of all the cab cars that were whizzing by. We actually took one and it was terrifying. They drive fast and furious.

Outside of Grand Central Station Kenny found a street vendor and got himself a hot dog and some yummy nuts they cook right on the street.



The 3 famous bridges are behind us. I can only remember the name of the Brooklyn bridge which is directly behind us. The initials of the 3 bridges are BMW, but I don't remember what M & W stand for.



Kenny inside Grand Central Station. It was huge. Besides being a train/subway center, it was full of shops, food markets and food courts.

We visited most of the sites on foot - and our feet let un know about it. We did tons of walking in the cold/rain. Luckily they have a Starbucks on every corner where we visited for hot chocolate.
We also saw Central Park. No pictures - it was raining pretty hard so we didn't spend much time at Central Park. It is huge. A big city park in the middle of the city - thus the name Central Park.
We absolutely loved taking this trip. We feel very blessed to be able to go.
The End.

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