This weekend, Number One Hubby and I snuck away to NYC. We scrunched a lot of stuff into a little bit of time but it was awesome.
Of course, I started out by making some new friends. New York City’s finest really are the finest. The police presence is everywhere and they are delightful.
We walked several blocks and then decided to hop on the subway (when we realized we had about 6 miles to go). The stations are a bit grimy but I was surprised that the trains weren’t super crowded. Hubby didn’t really want me taking pictures on the train and drawing attention to us for being tourists, but I don’t always listen so well. 😉
And, besides, I am not exactly sure what it is about this look that screams, “tourist”.
I don’t like to fly and I am not a fan of crowded spaces, so the idea of a helicopter ride wasn’t exactly appealing to me. Hubby really wanted to do it, so I put on my big girl life vest and climbed in.
What I learned about helicopters right away is that they tilt forward when they take off. It kind of feels like you are going to slide off your seat right in to the deep, cold, dark water below. Not fabulous.
But our sweet pilot straightened us out quickly and we flew past the Statue of Liberty first. She is just beautiful. In all her welcoming glory.
Amazing. Really. Amazing.
And then we flew over Ground Zero (which I will write more about in a later post) and over the skyline of the city. We saw the new building that will tower over the terror that struck two buildings down on 9/11. We saw the Yankees Stadium and Times Square and Central Park and Rikers Island and the Brooklyn Bridge.
I can’t believe I am saying this but I highly recommend the helicopter tour if you have time.
When we were leaving the heliport, we saw these guys dancing. Welcome to New York, baby. They were lots of fun.
Did I take a picture with the headliner John Witherspoon? Now, that is a silly question.
And please notice I am wearing cute tops the entire trip. I spared my poor hubby the sweat pants/white t-shirt fashion mishap I usually don. 😎
I have lots more to share and will write more tomorrow.