We made the four hour or so drive from Boston to New York and arrived in our Manhatten apartment on East 29th Street, and we were greeted by a friendly doorman at our building each and everytime we passed through. The apartment was far bigger then we were expecting and slept all 5 of us comfortably and was amazingly well placed to see the sights in the upcoming days.
Yankee Stadium - Yankees v Mariners
We took a stroll down to the nearest subway station and headed into the Bronx. Not hard to get lost here.... If so, follow the massive crowds wearing Yankee clothing, and even the stadium has its own subway stop! The game itself, I thought, was amazing. The stadium itself is enormous, and feels like a colosseum in the way that it's designed. The game started at 1pm and we were siting in the bleachers, in the direct heat which was intense. But all in all, it was a great day and the Yankees won!
Our first subway experience was quite smooth and I was impressed with how the system works through out the whole week we were there.
We climbed the empire state building at nighttime to see the city lights and it didn't disappoint, truly an amazing part of the world and the view from there was incredible.
9/11 Ground Zero
An emotional trip to ground zero of the twin towers had its affect on me personally. I felt a great amount of pride and sadness for those emergency workers who risked there lives to save others, and many of them perished themselves in doing so. The memorial that is built in the shape of two large waterfall pools is a truly fitting tribute to a tragic moment in history. I took the time here to personally think a lot, and it certainly made me think and appreciate what I have in my life.
What touristy place wouldn't be complete without some jerk chasing after you, either trying to get you to go somewhere, or to guess which part of Australia you are from; Sydney or Melboune is it apparently!?? Aaron and I got a new baseball cap with special engraving on the side. And we all visited the massive toys r us and M&M world to fulfil the child inside us all
The Lion King
What an amazing show, I enjoyed every minute of it and it was well worth the money and the amazing amount of expensive cocktails I drank!
My favorite day in New york. We hired bikes for 25 bucks for the day and rode around the entire park for the whole day. Was so much fun and was actually good to do some exercise! The park itself was beautiful, lunch by the lake on a beautiful day, what more could you want??
Ill be here all day if I keep going with what else we did..... That's not even half of it. Overall, new York - big thumbs up! Off to Hawaii for some R & R before heading home! Aloha