Finally after wanting to go to New York for about 10 years I made it! I went with a friend from our South Bend station, Carrie. It was an awesome trip! What made it even better was that Carrie and I were on the exact same page. See as much as possible in the time we were there and the next time we made it to the Big Apple we would be a little less hit the ground running till you can’t go anymore.
Originally we were supposed to depart from IND at 6 on Thursday evening. About 10 minutes before our flight was to board they announced that it had been cancelled. Long story short, we flew out at 6am the next morning.
So we landed at LGA and got a cab to our hotel,
Entered our awesome room,
threw our stuff down and hit the pavement! At least till we got to the metro! Our first experience with the Subway.
We took the subway all the way down to Battery Park so we could see the Statue of Liberty. We decided not to spend half of a day going over to Ellis Island and up in Lady Liberty. Seeing it was good enough for us (this time).
After that we walked and walked and saw Ground Zero, Brooklyn Bridge, Chinatown and Little Italy. We stopped in Little Italy to have a bite to eat. YUMMY!!
It was delicious and wonderful! and we were exhausted so decided to not try and go to the Empire State building that night. We would do it the next night. Or so we thought.
On the way back to the hotel we stopped in Times Square (which was a block and half away from our hotel)
And after that off to bed we went so we could get up early and hit it again!