If I were to apologize 1,000 times to anyone following this blog, would that make up for the fact that Blaine and I went MIA and haven’t posted anything since March?? Probably not, hopefully that doesn’t stop you from reading this though!
Happy One Year Anniversary to this blog! (I think it has been a little over a year but close enough). I went back and re-read my very first post to the blog, it amazes me how much can change in just a year. Last year, as a freshman in college I wanted to be a Business Lawyer…… Yeah, that isn’t a thing anymore. I am now an Accounting Major with a CPA emphasis, and if I can finish all the requirements, I am hoping to add a major in Economics. Law is so last year for me, I just can’t see myself studying to become a lawyer anymore.
Blaine is still at her big girl job in New York for now, and I actually got a chance to go visit her over Winter Break! It was awesome! We went to Times Square for New Years Eve, and if you ever have to opportunity to go you should, but if there is one thing you should remember when you go let it be this: LAYER UP! Unless it is supposed to be warmer than 50 degrees, you will need to put on as much as possible! Trust me when I say you would rather put on too many layers and have to take clothes off and carry them. The other thing, you don’t have to go super early, but don’t wait until the last minute and expect to see or hear anything. Blaine and I were at 52nd street, we could see the ball, but lets just say our entertainment came from the police officers making fun of people who were leaving, and the girls standing in front of us that bought a $20 pizza that was cold…. Oh boy, it was definitely an interesting night. Something else to think about if you ever go, they were letting people stand on the sidewalks, and they eventually let them into the cage a head of ours as that emptied. I don’t know if that is an option for the whole road or not but it might be worth looking in to, that way you aren’t trapped the whole time and you may even be able to get closer than whatever street you entered at. So, that is my advice to anyone looking to travel to Times Square on New Years Eve.
This was our view from 52nd Street.
While in New York you should make time to do some touristy things. The Staten Island Ferry is a good start, it takes you right past the Statue of Liberty, and it’s FREE!! 😀
The Brooklyn Bridge is really pretty!
Ground Zero is a must, so breathtaking!
There is this place called Georgetown Cupcakes, they have the most amazing cupcakes! I promise it is the best $3 you will spend!
If you like Ping Pong, I have heard really good things about SPiN. Although I didn’t go in I would like to go back and check it out, once I can actually play ping pong.
There is tons more to do obviously, Central Park, Grand Central Station, Empire State Building. Blaine and I saw all of this and more, in one day. 12.5 miles we walked that day, exhausting but so worth it!