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Dec. 16th, 2006 | 12:39 pm

Back during Thanksgiving a month ago...

I concentrated really hard--

Yata! Hello New York City!

capricious_k  and I visited NYC to celebrate another fabulous year together. Needless to say, we had a great trip which included watching the Macy's Day Thanksgiving Parade from our hotel, seeing lots of landmarks (like Lady Liberty, Times Square, Central Park, Ground Zero, and the Empire State Building), eating great food, and visiting museums.

This was my first-ever trip to NYC, and I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the city. I knew I'd like it, but I didn't expect to love it. To me, the Big Apple has always been a fantasy, a place depicted in TV shows, movies, and comic books. To actually be there, to have that fantasy become reality, was a wonderful feeling. It gave the whole city a magical air to me. Some random thoughts:

  • Everywhere I looked I imagined Spiderman, Daredevil, or the Avengers battling supervillians.
  • There's always someplace good to eat.
  • New York City is a great place for art deco lovers. Good thing I am one.
  • The sheer density of the city is far beyond any metropolis I've ever visited before.
  • Hearing real New York natives speak with real New York accents in New York City was surreal.
  • Celebrity siting: Harvey Keitel in Tribeca.
  • The whole city is one giant Law and Order set.
  • We barely scratched the surface of the city. There's about a million more things to do there.

I do truly hope to go back again someday. There's a lot more for me to see and do. If you'd like to, you can check out my photo album of the trip here.

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Timothy Carroll

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from: codrus
date: Dec. 16th, 2006 10:20 pm (UTC)

Great pair of photos. :P

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Ray Hill

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from: waywardbound
date: Dec. 16th, 2006 11:32 pm (UTC)

Those photos are awesome! I laughed out loud for about five minutes.

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from: monicat
date: Dec. 17th, 2006 03:55 am (UTC)

OH, you've got me sooo excited. I'm going for my first NY trip next week! I'm so glad you are getting in so much wonderful travel. Looks like you two had a blast!!!

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from: wintergr3y
date: Dec. 17th, 2006 04:31 pm (UTC)

My mom chastised me for doing the Guggenheim from bottom to top. Apparently you're supposed to take the elevator to the top and work your way down. Keep that in mind, or my mom will let you have it!

There are good dino bones in the Natural History Museum.

If you want to go up the Empire State Building or to the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island, get up early and be the first person in line. The lines quickly grow to 90 min. - 2 hrs long.

There are scarf vendors on every street corner, and the scarves are comfy.

Will you be there on your birthday?

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The Onion Girl

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from: tshuma
date: Dec. 17th, 2006 08:31 pm (UTC)

Having only just seen the first episode of Heroes, you made me laugh a lot with that pair of photos.

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from: chrisfs
date: Dec. 18th, 2006 08:17 am (UTC)

Glad you had a great time in New York. :)

The Heroes photos were hilarious.
Have you mentioned your feelings on powers and destiny to Capricious_K ?

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from: saracor
date: Dec. 20th, 2006 10:10 pm (UTC)

I loved NY the first time I went there though the one thing that stuck in my mind was how small Times Square really was when I got there. I thought it to be so much bigger than it was in person. The TV makes it seem huge. Same with Rockafeller center. Though Ice Skating there is still awesome.

Great photos!

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