Sore feet, fun sights, smooth ferry, fantastic sunrise/set, and surprising facts.
All these, and more. Manhattan is big and each block you walk down is one-twentieth of a mile, I think.
Some places Rifat and I visited:
Rockefeller Plaza – 72 stories in the air, this building is one of the tallest in New York.
Times Square – So much bigger in person, at nighttime, it feels like day because of all the advertisements that play 24/7.
Broadway – In a small park on Broadway St. we saw a Shake Shack (or soemthing like that) with a line of well over two-hundred people most of whmo had waited most of life in.
Semi-Circle Cruise – Went on a two hour cruise that went along the shore-line of Manhattan and got up close and personal with “Lady Liberty”.
McDonalds & Starbucks – Every other block, and even many blocks in a row, had at least one McDonalds and Starbucks.
MIB – You guys remember that scene from Men in Black where there’s the globe and that alien bug is climbing into the spaceships right next to it? Rifat and I saw those, and they are part of the only building remaining from the world’s fair.
Rifat and I will be posting more details as the day goes on. I think we are going to spend most of today just resting, we are both extremely tired. My day started at 4 AM (yesterday) and ended at 12 AM today. I have been up now since about 6 AM and am going to work on some homework.
Take care guys, and if you wouldn’t mind, please post a word or two of thanks to our wonderful hosts: Mary Anne and John.
When is the last time strangers did something incredibly kind for you? Why did they? Are you still in contact with them?