Thursday, August 25, 2011

Guess Where I Am?

I'll give you a hint! It's one of my favorite places in the world, and I hope to move here someday! If you guessed New York City you are right! I planned a very spontaneous and last minute trip to the Big Apple a few days ago to visit my best friend. I start classes next week and a new job, so I figured I better get in a quick little trip before I'm all tied down with morning shifts and night classes.
I decided to take the train into Penn Station. It was less expensive then flying since it was so last minute. I have only ever taken the train once before when I was very young so I don't remember much. Despite it being an 8 hour trip, it was very relaxing. I was fully prepared with my laptop, a book, a magazine, my iPod, and snacks, but all I ended up doing was listening to music, glancing at the magazine and mostly getting lost in the scenery. I could stare out the window of a moving vehicle for hours and be completely content. I saw a few butterflies, a deer and some men working on the railroad.
After being on the train for about 8 hours, I was getting very antsy. By the time we reached Yonkers I was trying to contain my excitement and anticipation. When I got off the train, I made my way up to warm and busy streets of NYC. I was smiling from ear to ear! I honestly stood on the corner of West 31st and 8th street for a few minutes just people watching until I made my way over to the curb to hail a cab.
Once in the cab, my driver was zigging and zagging in and out of traffic (thank goodness I don't get motion sickness) and we took Madison all the way up to get to my girlfriend's apartment. Once again, I was staring out the window as we passed by Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, J.Crew, Tom Ford, Coach, Vera Wang, the Palace Hotel where they filmed Gossip Girl, and so many other amazing places.
When I finally arrived at Ashley's apartment, it was about 11pm. I was so hungry so I ordered take out from the amazing 24 hour restaurant that has everything on the menu and more! I decided on a Chicken Parmigiana Hero. It was delivered in record time and was so delicious! For the rest of the night, Ash, her roommate and I chatted for a bit about school and life. Once Ash's roommate hit the hay, we caught up on Tuesday's episode of Pretty Little Liars and watched a few movies before finally passing out around 4am.
It was a fun first night and I am so excited for the next few days. We don't have anything set in stone, but we have thrown around ideas of going to the Bronx Zoo, walking the Brooklyn Bridge, spending a day in Central Park, and of course, shopping! I think we might do some shopping today and go to our favorite burger place, The Shake Shack! Seriously, amazing burgers!
I will be sure to keep you posted on what we do! And try to include some photos! I love taking pictures so I am sure that won't be a problem! The last time I came to visit Ashley, I took so many photos! You can check out everything we did and what we saw in the five NYC posts under February 2011! Hope you enjoy!


Superficial Sanctuary said...

ahhh sounds SO fun, i'm extremely jealous! have a great time and i'm looking forward to seeing all the great things you do (and all the great things you buy!) haha

Elina K said...

Wow sounds super fun! I also love NYC very much and I've only been there once! I loved shopping there especially in SoHo with all the vintage touch. I also loved just sitting at cafes or pizza restaurants and watch the people walking by. The highlight for me were Insomnia cookies and Tasti D'Lite. Have a great time! x