The West Family Blog

The updates of a little family in North Carolina trying to figure it all out....

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

New York, New York!

For those of you who know me well, you know that I have wanted to go to New York my whole life! I have always wanted to go since I read a certain Babysitter's Club book... well, that's embarassing enough :) Well, I finaly got to go! Josh and Stacy took me along when they went to visit Stacy's parents who are mission Presidents in NY, NY. We all squished into a ar and took off for a seven day long trip! It was amazing. I had so much fun!!! The city was beautiful in all of it's constant buzz of energy and towering buildings. I even loved the freaky looking pigeons, the long rides on the subways, and the mobs of people everywhere we went. Times Square was so cool, and Grand Central Station was beautiful! I still can hardly believe I got to see a show on Broadway... The Phantom of the Opera! It was so amazing. Stacy and I went one night, and my wonderful older brother watched the kids.
Ellie and I had a wonderful time. We had a few crazy adventures, of course, but overall it was just so fun. Some of the more memorable moments might be when Ellie peed on me on the Subway and I had to change her diaper on the bench, a bird pooped on me in Central Park, due to Subway construction we sat an extra hour and a half taking alternate routes (ugh!), or the bright fire engine red pt cruiser thing we parked in the Bronx under a church building, or the one time I got on a different subway car than Josh and Stacy and thought I was lost...
Those moments are what make great memories later! I also had a very positive experience with the amazing kindness and helpfulness of New Yorkers, suprising and beautiful old buildings in the middle of skyscrapers, and the beautiful peacefulness of central park.
I love NY! But I am so glad to be home :)

4 comments:

Colleen, Mike and Abbie said...

That sounds so cool! I have never been, but my husband tells me it is awesome! Now I really want to go! Glad you had a great time!

Abby said...

it looks like you guys had a blast! can't wait to see you guys.

Becca said...

Come back to the east coast! We miss seeing you all. If you were here we'd be scheming a beach trip. Maybe next summer (if we're still on the east coast which I secretly hope we are... or not so secretly hope).

Lisa said...

I read ALL of the Babysitters Club books! Good times!