Tuesday, October 6, 2009

NYC--Day 1

Well, our first day in NYC was more of a day of settling in and becoming acquainted with the general directions of the city. It took us probably 30 extra minutes to find The American Girl store when it was only about 10 minutes from our hotel. We got the best advice from Taunda, a friend I grew up with and now on facebook, "Tip: Never ever ask a local how far something is. They will always say "Oh not too far, you can walk" You will then have to walk at least 3 miles to whatever it is. Take the subway when you can." You don't know how many times this happened to us. In fact, seconds before I got this comment, it happened to us...crazy! That night we decided to have a "free" meal and tag along with Nancy to one of her work functions; it was fun! Afterward, the three of us decided to walk down the street to Barnes & Noble, it was only about 8:30. By the time we got there they were telling everyone it was closing time...WHAT??? Are you kidding!! Doesn't the B&N close in OKC like around 11ish? So we walked around and stumbled into Times Square. Needless to say we were very excited. That really about sums up Day 1...more to come!!

3 Shout Outs:

Nicole said...

I use to always want an American Girl but mom said they were too expensive!

Newberry said...

I know what you mean about trying to get oriented in the city! When Jonathan and I went to visit, I felt like we wandered around quite a bit the first day. The next day my sister, who was living in NYC at the time, was with us and it was soooo much better. Hope the rest of your trip is fabulous!

Anonymous said...

How exciting to go to NYC!!! One day...I hope I can too!