It’s true I’ve been kind of MIA on the blog lately. But I have a good reason for that! Last week I went on a (whirlwind) tour of the east coast, jumping from NYC to D.C. to Boston and back with barely any time to breathe in between! If you follow me on Instagram you might have already seen a small preview. I took mostly family pictures on this trip, but there’s still a handful of city shots that I’m excited to share:
I was not prepared for how quick this tour was going to be. We only had 15 minutes at Rockefeller Center! Although I wrote a previous post on the plaza* – Highlights of Rockefeller Center – it looked different in the fall than when I first went in the summer. This time, all the surrounding trees were covered with pretty blue lights that created a stunning background!
*For new readers: I lived and worked in NYC for three months last summer. That was why I started this blog! You can find all those posts under the Summer in NYC ’14 tag. 😀
I’ve yet to see Rockefeller in the winter when the big Christmas tree goes up. I’d even go ice-skating in that rink despite the fact that I can’t ice-skate (and am terrified of trying)!
Oh yeah, it was still as touristy as ever. In the past I also wrote a post On Being a Total Tourist in Times Square. This time going back, it was as if greeting an old frenemy and introducing her to my family. I was excited to feel that “New York” pulse but tired of the crowds but also eager to show the city off to my aunt who’s never been before. Now that’s the Big Apple for you.
Ha I love these signs that throw religion at you. Even though I identify and agree with those messages, I do not think picket signs are the best way to share with others that Jesus is a loving, caring God. But I give them props for the dedication (and guts?) to throw themselves out there… Many a time has New York given me a reason to shake my head and keep on walking.
I’ve never even heard of Hamilton Park before this tour. However, we didn’t go for the New Jersey park, but for seeing the New York skyline from the park’s excellent vantage point. And it truly delivered:
New York is just too much to see in a short 1.5 days. I’ll have to go back to properly visit it again – see old pals, splurge in the shopping mecca of the world, and try new places to eat, of course!
Where are your favorite New York City haunts?
Thanks for reading!
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