Sunday, March 22, 2009

First Impressions

Why is it that when you get back from vacation you feel like you need a vacation? I spent most of Saturday in bed, and today tackled the laundry and unpacking and the enormous task of uploading 223 pictures from our trip. I did not get a chance to write a review of our trip, nor share the adventures we found ourselves in. But I can't not post about New York, so I thought I'd share our first impressions.

I'll be the first to admit that my knowledge of NYC comes from TV (The Apprentice, Law & Order, ANTM, CSI:NY, The Today Show), and I couldn't wait to find those familiar landmarks. Since we arrived late in the day on Monday, we stayed at the hotel to plan out course of action. On Tuesday (St Patrick's Day), we took the subway from Newark Penn Station to Times Square. First thoughts on stumbling out into the sunshine: Where the hell did all these people come from?

The young un's first impression? Upon learning that we would be staying in Newark and not New York: Well, what's in New Jersey anyway?

More to come a little later this week. Suffice it to say, we had a blast, I don't know how people can wear anything other than athletic shoes while walking around, and you must look twice before crossing the street. Oh, and #2 on my list? Done! (Which ironically, led to the completion of #23 as well!)


Monica said...

I agree. It's like I need a nap after a nap. I can't wait to hear about your adventures. Love the pics, too. You are so much better at it than I am. ; )

Connie Weiss said...

Can't wait to hear more! There is a list? Did you publish this list yet? I don't see it.....

Tons of people right? I was overwhelmed by the amount of people.

When I went....we stayed in Westchester and rode the train in. I love riding trains!

Aubrey said...

Oh how I have always wanted to go to NYC! Can't wait to hear more about your trip and see more pix!