Wow I have seriously had some issues getting all of these pictures up here but....drumroll please..... here they are! My NEW YORK PICTURES!!!! I was so determined to get them up here because I've tried so many times that I had this rage building up in me (silly i know) against blogging! But here they are... and I tried to write this under all of the pictures but for some reason I couldn't figure it out so i figured this would work.
Can I just tell you that I LOVE NEW YORK CITY! All of these years it has been one of my dreams to go to New York and tour the city and go to a broadway play and I finally was able to do it and it definitely was everything I thought it would be and better! I could go there over and over and over again. I flew from Chicago to Newark (which was an adventure in itself) and stayed with my roommate Tiffany and her family who live in a little town called Garwood, New Jersey which is about 20 minutes from the city. Saturday we went to the New Jersey Shore and played on the beach all day long, it was amazing. :) It's so crazy on the east coast they have fleas that bite you on the beach and those little guys are more painful than you would think! It was so fun to catch up and just lay out on the beach not to mention it was a perfect day! On Sunday we went to church and had dinner with the family and then drove over to Liberty State Park and walked around to see the Statue of Liberty.
Tiffany's brother, Sterling went to college at Temple University in Philadelphia, so Tiffany and I drove to Phili with him on Monday and were able to go see the Liberty bell, Independence Hall, and the Philadelphia Mint. I really liked Phili too... there was so much character to all of the architecture and so many fun things to do! And of course I had my first Phili Cheese Steak while I was there in true Phili style and it has now become one of my favorite things to eat :) They're so yummy!
Tuesday and Wednesday Tiff, her mom and I all went into the city and had a blast! We did so many things I can't even remember them all! We went to Central Park, toured NBC Studios, Top of the Rock, Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Temple, China town, Ground Zero, and so many other places! We also were able to go see "Grease" on broadway with Taylor Hicks as Teen Angel and it was absolutely amazing! I were also able to spend a lot of time with Tiffany's family and I love them so much! I really wanted to spend the last night with all of them because they are just so much fun! We played games with the little kids and just hung out. They are an amazing family and I am so thankful to them for letting me stay and be a part of their family for a week.
All in all I think what I really loved about New York was the energy that lives in that city. The city definitely never sleeps and I love how there's ALWAYS things to do. You don't even need to have a plan, you could just walk around and find things to do...easy! I love the crazy people that you see all around you, and although they possibly could be a little scary or strange, it is something that you just don't see everyday in other parts of the country...especially in Provo, Utah! :) So, here's my pictures and I hope you enjoy!