So, I am finally getting around to all of these posts. Maybe I shouldn't curse myself-maybe I should just say, I am finally getting around to the NYC post...there. Less pressure. Ahhh...
Anyhow, the first day started off with a beautiful view of the city at night.
Our friends Jared and Alina started a new habit for Jon...pictures of him licking my forehead (if I can find the original, I'll post it here sometime). So of course, this happened several times on the trip *sigh*
Have I mentioned how much I love my job? This trip was just one more of the great perks of what I happen to get paid to do...escort this lovely group of people around for a week.
We did lots of sight seeing, including a brief visit to Times Square...too many people for my tastes but I'm glad I got to experience it!
Jon and I, being the Metho-dorks that we are, did lots of old-church sightseeing too. I could probably create 5 posts with all the pictures I took in the churches and cathedrals, but I'll save you all that pain...here's just one of my favorite shots from Trinity Cathedral.
On Friday, our free day, much of the group did the Liberty Island/Ellis Island tours. Jon and I joined in but for the sake of time, we didn't get off the ferry at Liberty Island-so I have a picture of Lady Liberty's backside.
Let's just say that visiting the Statue and Ellis island is something that apparently every tourist wants to do, especially on a Friday, so Jon was a little ready to be done standing in line...here's the best shot I have from Ellis Island :)
After our dutiful patriotic tours, we moved into the city for some real fun, including F.A.O Schwartz (yes, I'm still kicking myself for NOT playing on the BIG piano...)-this one's for you, Jared.
We spent some time wandering around outside (and inside) Rockefeller Center/Plaza, and I won't lie-the whole time I was on the lookout for Tina Fey. I also expected to see Will Ferrell, thanks to the movie Elf...no such luck.
The day ended where else-on the subway. A very late night before a very early morning, including quite the eventful travel time to the airport-but that's a story for another day.
Well played, New York...well played.