"You are meant to grace the world with your dance, to follow the lead of Jesus wherever he leads you." - Captivating

Aside from Jesus, "...traveling is the great true love of my life...I am loyal and constant in my love for travel...I just don't care what it puts me through. Because I adore it. Because its mine. Because it looks like me." - Eat.Pray.Love.

Here you will find my travels, not just physical travels but emotional and spiritual as well...journeys to different places in the world and journeys of the heart. And, of course, fun and silliness too :)

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

New York State of Mind

I just got back from my last trip of the summer...and probably last trip for a while. I went to New York City to visit some friends who were interning up there this summer. We had an amazing time! I just love New York. Since this was my 3rd trip to New York City, we were able to do some stuff that was more off the beaten path...less touristy and more local. One of the girls I stayed with has lived in Manhattan for a year and the other has been there all summer...so they had some great restaurants to go to and places to shop and other insider tips. Of course I am still such a tourist, constantly taking pictures and we still did plenty of touristy things. I had never done the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island thing so we took a ferry out to those places. I love history and geneology so I was so excited about Ellis Island and was determined to go there this trip. We saw three shows -- Avenue Q, Tarzan, and Hairspray. They were very different shows from each other but were all fabulous. We won lottery tickets for Avenue Q and Hairspray so we were on the front row and then we did student rush tickets for Tarzan so we were on like the 5th row...all for very little money...I was very spoiled. We did plenty of eating and shopping while there too...and of course more than enough walking...but that is one of my favorite things about the city. I went to Central Park, walked the Brooklyn Bridge, and walked around several of the different neighborhoods. I can't wait til I get to go back again. School starts next week...but I was blessed with a great summer full of exciting trips with wonderful family and friends.



The Mall in Central Park--this is my favorite spot in Central Park...it is so peaceful and I love the trees.







Morgan and I eating the yummy cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery in the village.







View of Manhattan while walking across the Brooklyn Bridge







Statue of Liberty








I was so excited about Ellis Island...I'm a nerd.







Avenue Q

Tarzan

Hairspray

Morgan and me in Rockefeller Center

View of Manhattan from the ferry