Thursday, August 16, 2007

The Best Day!

New York, New York!!!!

Look, there is Good Morning America, Times Square!!
Walking with my daughter to Times Square!!
Rockefeller Center, you know where the Christmas Tree is and the Ice Skating is!!
Streets of New York City, down by the theatre district!

This day, Thursday, August 9, 2007 was perhaps one of my favorite days!! We started out by just going to Starbucks and getting fruit and a scone for breakfast! Then off on foot to try to get to the Empire State Building. We ended up taking the subway part of the way and then walking the rest and we had a bit of a wait in the normal line! Once up there it was all so worth it! We took in such beauty, we could see New Jersey, the Bronx and further to Connecticut!!
If you look really closely you can see the tall buildings at the far end of this photo, That is the financial district which is where the WTC's were. How sad that was! I felt really sad about it.

After coming out of the Empire State Building, I always enjoyed talking to the Beat Police and they let me take a picture of them, but Lara has that so look for that later.

Then off by cab to the Circle Line Cruises for a 3-hour cruise around Manhattan Island. That was phenomenal as well.We were able to see every neighborhood from uptown, midtown, downtown and financial district, plus Harlem, and Columbia University area!! It was fantastic!Look at how close we were to her!!! She was awe-inspiring!! She caused me to reflect of who I was, an American, with Liberty and Justice for all!!! She is so beautiful!
This shot is where the World Trade Centers once stood. Just look at the Green tops, domed and squared, they stood between those. This is now sacred ground. Maybe died there.

There is so much to share, but I won't bore you. After this cruise we hurried and got dinner in Greenwich Village and headed off to "Stomp" for our next theatre trip located across the street from NYU at the Orpheum Theatre. It was an interesting area, being a college area. Lots of young people foolin' around. But Stomp was to die for. 8 people using a unique combination of percussion, movement and visual comedy, which initially was created in England in 1991. The funny dude, (Brad Holland) we met on the Subway going home and he was sweet and humble and was glad we really loved the show. Wow, they were so talented. Especially one, asian girl named Yako Miyamoto. Boy could she move, and strong!!!
We got out at 11:00 at night and headed to the subway home, felt very safe. But, maybe the was a special protective bubble we were given by Heaven who knows. We just felt safe.


Shana said...

Sounds fabulous! :)

Lara said...

Thanks for the recap...maybe I'll get to mine someday. :)

Terri said...

We went to NYC early last spring for the first time and absolutely LOVED it! Sounds like you enjoyed your trip as much as we did ours. I know we can't wait to go back again!
God bless.