Welcome to the first installment of my New York trip coverage!!!! Wooo! Originally what I had planned to do was to create a YouTube video that covered the clips I filmed as an overall summary of my entire four day trip. I did in fact create the video and had it playing to Taylor Swift’s “Welcome To New York” however, I didn’t know of YouTube’s policies for music until in the upgrade process so instead of a video I decided to write a short and sweet post but share a good amount of photos taken. What I wanted for this first post on my trip was for it to mainly entertain by visuals (as in a video or in our case photos) with a small amount of reading material. So we are still in the good people! Also since it was my first attempt at filming (and I used my iPhone not on landscape style yikes) my video did not live up to the incredibly high standards I set for myself. Anyways back to my trip… I love New York. It is my dream to live in Manhattan before I am 30. I totally believe I would be able fit there no problem and of course this trip just fueled that desire even more.
Each day my family and I walked over 10 miles each day, definitely got my exercise in. This wasn’t a problem because my family and I love to walk. On the first day it was just my mom and I walking around while we waited for my dad to finish up work at his tradeshow. We covered central park, got coffee at the Plaza (which I highly recommend as it tastes just like my beloved coffee shop in my old college town so I was extremely happy, also reasonably priced), we then went to Grand Central Station, got lunch at Shake Shack, and had dessert and tea at Laduree (basically the French equivalent of a British high tea, it was absolutely amazing). On the second day we visited the World Trade Center, walked the Brooklyn Bridge, had the best pizza of my life, and checked out Rockefeller Center. On the third day we went back to Central Park, walked up Madison Ave, went to the Met where I got this amazing art kit filled with oil pastels, colored pencils, and watercolors, went to Kate Spade, and saw Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (and yes you bet there will be blog post solely about that). On the final day it was pretty low key due to exhaustion and my dad flew back home. My Mom and I had one more day in the city and got to see the Rockette’s. Overall my family and I did a lot on this trip and it was an amazing experience. I hope you enjoy my New York coverage in the next few weeks to come, I’m already wishing to go back.