The Business Club put together a trip for us students to go New York and it only cost us $25 each! $25 doesn't even fill up my gas tank half way so of course I totally took advantage of the opportunity to go to New York for the day! I've never been to New York so I had no idea what to do or where to go or what to see. It was a little overwhelming because I wanted to see and take advantage of everything; one day is not enough in a city that large.
First we went to The World Trade Center memorial, well that was 4 hours of our day but it was worth every minute. It was kind of emotional standing next to where the old building was, people died right there. Right where I was standing this building collapsed and families were destroyed. The monuments had the names of the people who passed away carved into it, the most emotional was one that had the mothers first and last name and her unborn child.
Next we walked to Battery Park to see the Statue of Liberty, which was so cool! I see it all the time on TV shows and movies but I never thought I would be able to see it in person. We didn't ride the ferry over to Ellis Island because that would've been another 4 hours.
Then we went and wondered around Little Italy where we ate a super expensive/delicious restaurant. We walked to China Town where we haggled with the local people to get the best price on a bunch of stuff I didn't need such as perfume, sunglasses, scarves, and purses.
Then the fun begun, we went to get on the metro to go to Central Park and we ended up in downtown Brooklyn. I was a little confused when we crossed over a river; all I can say is that the metro system wasn't the easiest to figure out. So after a 3 hour detour to downtown Brooklyn, we decided to skip Grand Central Park and go to Times Square.
Times Square was in itself a trip. Too many people for me, I mean it was nonstop! Random people on the street working out that where selling half naked pictures of themselves. The naked cowboy, well actually we saw 2 different naked cowboys so that was interesting. We shopped in a 5 story Toys 'R Us that had a ferris wheel in it. Times Square was just as bright and as overwhelming as it seems in all the movies and TV shows!
Overall it was super fun, my knee was really swollen by mid afternoon so that kind of slowed us down a little bit, but the best news is that we're taking another trip next week. The Beav is traveling to Chicago!