Sunday, April 01, 2007

Pictorial: Julie's Visit!

Julie arrive early Thursday morning. She was feeling pretty good, so she skipped a nap, and we got right to the sightseeing!

We had such a great time together, and I'm so glad she came. Here are some pictures of us, and of the places we visited. Because I've never done my OWN touristy trip, I took the classic touristy pictures so that I can have my own when I move!

One of the Rockefeller buildings. Big!

Atlas, holdin' up that world!

Cathedral on 5th

Looking across the pond towards 5th avenue... I can't wait until the flowers bloom!

Heading out from the park to go get our show tickets at TKTS... the walk ahead of us.

Here's a shot of us in Times Square, you can see the adds behind us!

Julie on the Subway!

After getting our TKTS tickets to "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" -- fantastic-- we headed to Washington Square Park to meet Dash and Elizabeth!

He LOVES the slides, and says "weee!!!" when he goes down, it is SO adorable!

Julie and Dash... he's got a funny face on there, but still adorable!

The Washington Square Arch!

Julie on the playground!


I loved these blocks, they're so colorful. He liked them too, spinning them around etc.

Me and Jules, the arch behind us!

Elizabeth and Dash walked us back to my apt and hung out for a while until Ian got off work.

Julie had a red eye on Wednesday night, then we got right to our sightseeing on Thursday after some breakfast. She got a well-earned nap that afternoon.


This is Friday. We walked all OVER the island. We started in Batter park....

Julie with the Lady!

We walked over so she could see Ground Zero, and get a feel for downtown.

We walked over to cityhall, and walked half way across the Brooklyn Bridge.

More Bridge!

Us on the bridge! It was so nice and warm we didn't need the little jackets we had!

Yes, we walked all the way from Battery park to the Empire State building...
with one stop for lunch :)

After the Empire State, we went to Grand Central Terminal. After that, we did finally hop the subway to the Met. After getting a good taste of that, we walked through the park down to the Moma where we met Staci. After the MOMA we went to Burger Joint, my new favorite random restaurant. It's in a ritzy hotel, but in a dark hallway you see the sign above, and you know it's going to be good.

On Saturday we slept in a bit to recover from the million blocks we walked. We had brunch, and walked around, and here we are standing in line for Magnolia cupcakes. Though in the end they're really just cupcakes, it is very fun to stand there and go in and choose a little cupcake. We got some banana pudding too, it was yummy :)

On our way home Julie noticed this fabulous window box... I loved it! Had to take a picture! I really am so glad that she came- it was so fun to have her see what my life is like here in New York. I hope I can go see her in California and get a taste of her life!

Thanks for coming Julie! I'm so glad we had time together and so many laughs and good conversations (and good food!).


Anonymous said...

Wow, it looks like the 2 of you had a blast! A little tear fell looking at the city I once fell in love with (and still do)! I love you both and can't wait yo see you!!!

Matthew said...

It is a great city. I am so glad that I will be able to spend one more weekend with you before you graduate.