Friday, November 2, 2012

I Recall Central Park in Fall

First things first. Push play on this lovely song. Then proceed to read about our trip to NYC.

Before Hurricane Sandy hit, we decided we needed to head to New York and show Carley and Mike the biggest city in the US. We are only about 3 hours north of the city, so we hopped in the car and drove down to Bronxville, where we caught the train to Manhattan. 

We spent the majority of the first day walking around the city seeing famous sights. It's crazy how big New York is compared to other cities. You get completely lost, even though Manhattan isn't big in area.

Last time I was in New York I didn't get to visit Brooklyn, so this time we made sure to walk across the Brooklyn bridge. The view of Manhattan was breathtaking. We thoroughly enjoyed the walk, and decided to grab some New York pizza on the waterfront in Brooklyn.

Mike and Carley experiencing their first New York pizza in New York.

After visiting Brooklyn, we went to Ground Zero, then rode the subway to Time Square. It was completely packed! Weekends in New York are crazy. It was brighter and busier than Las Vegas. We couldn't really handle to amount of crowds, so we ventured off to Rockefeller Center.

Rockefeller Center was really cool since the skating rink was open. We are really excited to see what it looks like during Christmas. 

On Sunday, Caitlin and I went to church while Mike & Carley went to the top of the Empire State Building. After going to church, we met up with Carley and Mike in Central Park and enjoyed the fall foliage (which is why I chose Donke Schoen for the blog song).

Under this bridge there were a few people singing gospel songs. They were amazing! The acoustics under the bridge were phenomenal. We really could've listened all day - but the subways were closing early so we decided to keep moving.

After Central Park we went to back to Times Square (where it was much less crowded than the night before) and we stopped into the M&M store. We had our "M&M Mood Color" analyzed while we were there. Caitlin is white, and I am green. Funny thing is, I totally predicted that she would be white. 

And that is the end of our trip to NYC. Since Sandy was coming in, and the subways and trains were shutting down at 7:00, we knew we needed to leave early, so we took off around 3:00. The skies were pretty cloudy, but we only got a small sprinkle of rain as we drove back to Massachusetts. We feel lucky to have seen everything before the storm. Caitlin and I are going back on December 1st, so we'll let you know how different the city is after a month of post hurricane cleanup. 

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