I do. Really really do. I love watching movies and TV shows set in Manhattan, I love looking at pictures and reading about the city, I love the sight of yellow taxi cabs and high rise buildings.....I truly love any and all things NYC.
I have been to the city once, in 2005. I had dreamed about going for a long time and finally got to do it. A friend told me I was silly for dreaming about it when it is right here in our country, and I had the means to go. She was right, so I promptly planned a trip with friends Jan and Jessie, and we went to see the Big Apple.
My step dad told me I would be disappointed, that I had built the city up in my mind for too long. I had glamorized it and made it more than it is. But he was wrong, it was everything I wanted it to be, and more. The trip was one of the highlights of my life. And I hope someday I will go back and visit again.
Tonight I stumbled on some of my pics from the trip, and I thought I would share them.
Jan, me, and Jessie in a cafe in Little Italy. The neighborhood was a bit run down and not at all what I expected.
Me and Jan in front of the courthouse. I could not believe I was actually standing in the exact spot I had watched Sam Waterston in so many times in my favorite show, Law & Order!
Jan, Jessie, and me on a pedicab ride through Central Park. The pedicab was our favorite form of transportation in the city, you could really get a cool view of everything from the cab.