Thursday, 28 July 2011

Travel Bug: New York

You could say to any member of my family and ask "where is the one city Rebecca would transport herself to right now?!" and the answer would be New York City hands down. The Big Apple. The City of Dreams or The Financial Hub. Whatever anyone calls this city I would love to be there right now. In fact on November 10th -14th this year I will be doing just that. (I just squealed as I wrote that for the 1000th time).


I have never worked out my fascination with New York. Whether it stems from watching constant re-runs of Friends and Sex and the City I don't know. Or seeing pictures of the distinctive skyline flash across my TV screen for years. It could be something to do with it's reputation of finding love, the place to chase your dreams or it could be that I just want to eat Chinese food out of a white box (we don't have them in the UK).


What I do know is I want to see a show on Broadway. We are planning to see either Wicked or The Addams Family. I vote Wicked hehe. I want to stand in the centre of Times Square and see the entertainment right in front of me. I want to take a boat trip to Staten Island and sail past The Statue of Liberty! I want to be able to hail down a yellow cab and see if it really is as easy as it appears in the all the movies. I want to drink a Manhattan cocktail IN Manhattan. I really want to see ground zero and pay my respects to a place where on 9/11 the world changed forever. In fact we are staying in a hotel that is right next the to where the twin towers stood overlooking the Hudson river.


I would love to go to the top of the Empire State Building and see Central Park neatly knitted in the centre of the city. I need to walk through that park. I want to picnic in it but I think in November it might be a little chilly so I have settled with my sister on eating a hot dog in the park! I need to sleep in a city that is known to never shut its lights off. Plus the shopping? Don't ever get me started!!!


To New Yorkers I may just be 'another tourist' but it has been one of my dreams to visit this city since I was little. It was the first thing I wrote on my bucket list 6 years ago and it has been on there for too long. I will cross it off. I know I shouldn't wish my days away but November really cannot come quick enough!



9 comments:

Sheena said...

I am SO excited for you. I can't wait to hear of your adventures in The Big Apple. It is my favorite city!

Colette said...

Soooooo excited. You are going to love it so much. It is the most amazing place on earth and I can never ever ever get bored of it.

My sister is working at Camp America just now and gets the weekends to do as she pleases, she's 60 miles from Manhattan, visited once and said 'Too busy for my liking, don't think I'll go back. SPEECHLESS!!!

Alex(andra) said...

I'm so excited for you!!! And I'm keeping my eye out for plane tickets that weekend, but I doubt I'll be able to make it happen which makes me super sad. I'll just have to jump the ocean to come visit you sometime, I think.

Starlight said...

I know, I know, I'm starting to repeat myself but I have to say it (at least) once again - I'm sooooo jealous :) And happy for you at the same time :)

Steph{anie} said...

I love that you know more about New York than I do...and I LIVE in the States :) It's going to be an awesome trip for you!!

Ashley said...

wow!!! so excited for you :) that is awesome! Make sure to take LOTS and LOTS of photos!! :)

<3 Ash

Stacie said...

I can sense your excitement! I was excited, too, when I went there. I was in the Macy*s T-giving Day Parade with my high school marching band (I was in the color guard) in 1995. We did a lot of touristy things and enjoyed it (including a Broadway show) but I would love to go back again to really see the city. I hope you enjoy your trip!!! I would be lying if I didn't say I was a little jealous!

Brooke said...

Yay for you!! New York is fabulous!! We spent a few days there way back in 2006 near Christmas time. We had grand plans to make it to Ground Zero and a few other places but we loved it so much that we spent all our time in a small section of midtown. We can't wait to go back and explore some more - one day!

Kristen said...

It sounds amazing girl!

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