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Thursday, August 8, 2013

"New York, New York. So nice they named it twice. Manhattan is the other name."

Even though our trip to New York city was a good four months ago, I'm finally getting around to blogging about it.  I definitely had to name the post after the quote said by the character Michael Scott from the Office.  I'm pretty sure I quoted that line at least a dozen times during our trip.  Even Daniel jumped in with a few Michael Scott quotes.

This was the first time I have ever been to New York City.  Since Daniel's brother Dustin had moved there with his wife Susan and daughter Fiona, we found it to be an opportune time to visit the grand city.  We planned only a few days to spend in New York so we made sure to be productive each day.

I was so surprised at how large of a city New York was.  I knew it was large, but seeing it for myself I was just taken aback from the amount of skyscrapers, and people, and cars.  I was so excited to see all the iconic buildings that I had seen in all the movies.  The Statue of Liberty was so amazing to see, and the Empire State building is definitely very tall.

The best part of our New York trip was being able to visit with Dustin, Susan, and Fiona.  The last time we had seen Fiona she was not even a year old and now she was walking around and talking.  She warmed up to Daniel really fast allowing him to read to her while she sat in his lap.  Fiona kept asking Daniel to read to her one book after the other.  She is so smart and willing to try anything.  A friend of theirs full on put an iguana the size of Fiona on her lap and she just grinned about it.  She was so adorable and fun to be around.  I was also able to visit with some friends of mine from back home who I had not seen in over 10 years.

Daniel and I are looking forward to the next time we go to New York.  I know there are a few things we didn't have time for.  There are also things that we did that we would like to do again.  The MET would be one of those things that we would love to go through again.  We needed two day just to tour that.  I would also love to go on a carriage ride through Central Park.  I've never been on a carriage ride so why not through such a beautiful park.

For your enjoyment, here are a few pictures from the trip.

First up, pictures from our friend Jeff's wedding in Chapel Hill.

Then we went to the spring game at UNC Chapel Hill.

We stopped in DC to spend time with Daniel's parents and sister Amanda.

Then we went to New York.  I took a few pictures of different buildings.

Daniel's cute niece.

 I was in charge of dressing her, and she took advantage of the fact that I did not say no.

Pictures from Central Park.

A few pics from the MET.

 Seeing old friends :)

Delicious fries with multiple dipping sauces.

Yankee Stadium.

China Town.