Wednesday, March 14, 2012

NYC

This past week, me, Mom, Jessica, my Meemaw, my Aunt Steph, and my cousins Mallory and Meredith all took a girls trip to the Big Apple.  We had a blast!!

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I definitely wouldn't classify our trip as a "relaxing getaway"... but I think we made the most of every busy "New York minute". We took the streets of Manhattan by storm and I am still trying to recover.

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Would you like to feel as though you're walking with us view a million photos? Some are from my good camera and some are phone pics... I found it much more convenient to whip out my phone while hurrying through the streets than my DSLR.

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The architecture was gorgeous...

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I loved Grand Central Station...

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We stuffed our faces with amazing food...

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I loved all the healthy "fast food" cafes...

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... and the quaint little Italian restaurant we found.

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... and the very cute Magnolia Bakery...

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... and good 'ole Mickey D's in time square...

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... and just when you need a little pick-me-up, rest assured there will be a starbucks on the next corner...

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I think my favorite part of our trip was seeing Wicked on Broadway.

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The story, the music, the talent... It gave me goosebumps! We all loved it.

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But I have to admit, the shopping may have come in a close second.

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Aside from Lululemon, Athleta was definitely one of my favorites... I've bought clothes out of their catalogs for years and it was so nice to FINALLY go to a store!

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Our inner "little girl" came out and we just had to visit the Disney store, Toys R Us, and the American Girl Doll store.

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{Candy Land was my favorite.}

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But then again, the American Girl dolls got me. Especially this strawberry blonde, hazel eyed, runner girl with bangs! one...

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We went to the 9/11 memorial.

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It was beautiful to look at but still made me angry and most of all, sad.

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The names of those that lost their lives that day were engraved on the sides of each wall. They were someone's husband, Dad, son, aunt, cousin... It was hearbreaking.

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One of the five future buildings was being built.

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This tree barely survived the towers crumbling, but they found it, nursed it back to health, and now it's going to be big and beautiful for spring!

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We saw other classic sights of NYC...

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... the Hershey store and Rockefeller Plaza...

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the Naked Cowboy... {Maybe my standards are high- have you seen my own personal cowboy?-  but I wasn't impressed.}

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... an escort service that seemed sketchy but ended up being legit...

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... the subway station...

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... live music and all...

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a lovely view of the bull on Wall Street...

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the empire state building...

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the Trump towers...

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We walked through a loud mob of protestors at abc...

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the M&M store...

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... and as long-time faithful Law and Order viewers, we just had to get a picture by an NYPD cop car.

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We walked over to Battery Park and saw the beautiful Lady Liberty herself.

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This sculpture was originally in between the two twin towers and now resides in Battery Park.

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I loved getting to spend so much "quality time" with some of the lovely ladies in my family. {I wish we would have thought to get a group picture darnit!} We made so many memories and I have a feeling we'll be rehashing this trip for a loooong time. 
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Two tests later {A&P and Microbiology}, I am officially back in the real world. I have thoroughly enjoyed reminiscing about this trip with you and all I can say is that...



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1 comment:

  1. Jill,
    I have created a new blog:
    http://apilotandanurse.blogspot.com
    I enjoy reading yours and keeping up with your life!

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