Our trip to NYC passed by in a blur of subway rides, laughter, and 70,496 steps. In less than 3 days (let that sink in). It was everything I dreamed that it would be from the shared laughs and time with mom, Becky, and Liz to the overwhelming bigness and busyness of the city. We didn't see crazy in NYC, but we did see beautiful diversity, buildings, and sites.
Here are just a few snippets and pictures (mostly from my iPhone because the big girl camera did not agree with the crowds/heat/70,496 steps) in 3 parts because . . . 3 days.
We left before daylight (4:30ish) Thursday morning. Our first selfie and we were photobombed (this guy was great).
Just after arriving and headed out for the first time. Notice our cute make-up and how smooth our hair was. There is significant deterioration in our looks as the days went on.
Whyyyyyyy were we in sweaters?
We laughed and laughed later on about splitting a vegan cookie from this spot. Because that totally fueled the 25,000+ steps we took that day.
NY had the best chalkboard signs outside of the restaurants and shops.
We rode Jane's Carousel, built in 1922. We also laughed really hard at my mom's attempt to get on and off the horse.
We walked the Brooklyn Bridge and were grateful a cyclist didn't take us down. These pictures do not show the crazy.
We walked through Chinatown for hand-pulled noodles in a hole-in-the-wall spot (and, yes, we're as tired as she looks).
We ate Italian cheesecake and cannoli in Little Italy.
We sat on the 16th row for Fiddler on the Roof. My mom especially was in heaven.
We marveled at Times Square at night. And tried not to be frustrated when I couldn't possible capture a picture that adequately showed the scope.