For the past week I have been on Spring break, and it has been absolutely wonderful. It's amazing what you can fit into a week if you plan everything out beforehand. I could go on and on about everything that I did, but two of the places I went stand out the most. Today I'm going to write about New York City, but another day I will tell you all about meeting the author of my favorite book in DC.
New York City, where to begin? I have been to NYC more times than I can count. My parents were firm believers in making sure that we were cultured as children, and as a result we went to many, many different places. NYC has so many things to see and do (for adults and children), so it is definitely one of my favorite cities.
This time, I went to New York with two of my friends who had never been before. I made the critical mistake of deciding to take the train up on St. Patrick's Day, which brings an additional two million people into the city. It was a very interesting experience.
We managed to see the Empire State Building, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, a bit of Central Park, the New York Public Library, and lots of shops on 5th Avenue. The problem that arose was that 5th Avenue was blocked off because of the St. Patrick's Day Parade, and as a result it was very difficult to navigate. So if you plan on showing people around, don't go to NYC on a big holiday!
Here are some pictures:
One day I would love to take a historical tour around the city and see some of the old bars and mid-century places that would have been popular at the time. I think that the history of big cities is particularly fascinating because so, so many people have passed through these areas over the years. It's really incredible to think about.
That's all I have for now. I have a lot of homework to catch up on before tomorrow. I hope everyone is doing well!
Have you ever been to New York City? What did you think of it?