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Bright shining lights everywhere. Buildings as tall as the sky. So much to see so much to do definitely in so little time. That’s right I’m talking about the big city, The Big Apple, New York City! My boyfriend and I went there about 16 months ago. I graduated from college and I wanted to attend my graduation and do everything that was in titled to graduating. Since I attended online for my schooling my college had a big graduation ceremony at the main university in Buffalo, New York. We decided we would make a trip out of it. So the first day we drove all day and night and got to our hotel in New Jersey. It was a 13 hour drive, yes we drove there. Made it great for us to see the scenery.
When we got to the hotel we couldn’t check in yet so we had them hold our bags and we went on a shuttle to the big city. The shuttle took us to Manhattan through the Lincoln tunnel. The tunnel goes under the Hudson River. We got dropped off at 42nd street and started our journey through the big Apple. We went to a nice diner named Applejacks where we had a nice breakfast and I got to have my first mimosa ever.
After breakfast we walked around and did a little sightseeing. We went to Central Park and seen the statue of Balto. For those who don’t know Balto was a husky-wolf mixed dog that led a dog sled team to get medication to a town in Alaska that was hard to get to. It was a really bad blizzard out and he helped the other huskies keep moving to save a thousand people for an illness that was killing people in the town. They made the statue in memory of him and the people that he saved. There is a cartoon movie about him. It was one of my favorite movies growing up and is also why I love husky dogs.
Central Park is really big so we only walked through a little of it. When we got done with that we went to a restaurant that I sorta went to when I was in 11th grade. The one I went to then was really cool and it was in theater District but it closed down so we went to the original one that was in soho. It was definitely not what I remembered but we live and learned. We ended the afternoon riding on the hop on hop off bus. We learned some stuff with the commentary on the bus.
When that was over we ended the night in time square. The lights and advertisements were so overwhelming and beautiful. It makes it look like it’s not as dark as it really is because of all the lights and the city life. We had to get back to the shuttle so we had to go back to the hotel. Also we had to finally check in.
The next day we didn’t waste any time we went to the city and we did some activities. We went to top of the rock took a few pictures, the view of Central Park on top of rock is really pretty. It’s very windy up there. They have a glass up there to help protect the people from falling off. After we finished seeing the view of top of the rock we went to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. We took a ferry ride walked all around the statue then took another ferry over to Ellis island and walked all around there. If you ever go to Ellis island you should check out the wall. It has all the names of people that came over. You never know you may have family that came over too.
If you like Mark Wahlberg the actor. You should check his brothers restaurant wahlburgers. Every city we go to that has a wahlburgers we make sure we go there. They have amazing food and drinks.
If you plan on going up on the Empire State Building I recommend going just before the sun sets. The view is so beautiful you wouldn’t believe it. It is one of my favorite places to go to. We stayed up there till the sunset and it got dark. Then we went to time square again for the last night there in New York.
When the night ended we went back to the shuttle and went back to the hotel. The very next morning we went off to the next part of our trip. Oh Canada!