At about 3:30 I crawled from my bed, got ready and stuffed all my things into a car only to pull up at the Waffle House late anyways at 4:30. So what I'm slow? I saw my friends were up there : Ben, Sarah, Maya, Sharley, and Amanda ( Justin was there but he doesn't count because he wasn't going to NYC ). Charlotte showed up later than I did but we were still cool because we were there. I wasn't hungry. My stomach was still full from eating Pizza the night before. I was doing good. I only had two hours of sleep. After I drank a soda, my mom bought a coffee and everyone else ordered we got into our cars and went to sit at the school.
Now, I should tell you I had sandals on and it was raining. I had baggy jeans and a rosie the riveter t-shirt. I was the hippy. Haha. Anyways, eventually we loaded on the bus. After I loaded the bus I went to my mom and she was crying. She was worried and she loves me so much that she hates for me to go away. She told me I couldn't go away to college! I was like, "Mom. C'mon I'll be home in like three days!" And so I called her everynight. We left the school and the first thing I did on the bus was pee. This weekend, I had an overactive bladder to the extreme. The bus driver made a funny joke though. "Designation: Onatrio, Canada in thirteen days." His name was Jim from Durham, NC.
So that was it. We were in our seats -- "small seats" all the way up to NYC stopping at like two million rest areas so we can conserve the restroom. I had subway for lunch, and it was raining up the east coast so I was wet and my feet were freezing and wet.
Finally, we go to NYC by going to the Lincoln Tunnel under the Hudson -- it sucked because it was rush hour. We went like a mile in thirty minutes. As soon as we saw the city we were amazed. We picked up our tour guide - Diego and were off to Confetti Pasta. Now, this place was nifty you had like your own toppings onto your own choice of pasta and sauce. I forgot what I had but it was good. And we were suppose to go the Empire State Building but it was raining and stuff. o we left that off. We drove through Times Square!
SO we went back to the hotel. It was so hot in that place but it was nice room wise. There was a hottub and pool and pool table and bliss. Haha. I mostly stayed in the pool table room because I didn't bring a suit with me. The hotel was the Best Western of Fairfield, NJ. It was super nice. I took a shower and went to sleep watching the news.
Wake up was at 6:30. And I got up and went down stairs after pulling on my clothes and make up to go to breakfast. VERY nice contentinal breakfast, I mean the whole nine yards. I had like a custard donut and an omelette with fruit. And I wore tennis shoes! We had to bring our dress up clothes with us because we were going to broadway later that night. So Diego asked us what we wanted to see first, I told him... "Strawberry Fields and the Imagine Mosiac." He said that was actually our first stop. The Beatles rock me so I almost started crying. I've always wanted to see the Dakota House and Strawberry Fields. I saw it. And I saw the little fountian in Mr. Deeds were Winona and Adam were talking on their date after they took the bikes from the kids. Bliss. And then the Alice in Wonderland statue. I was just akamskmawe. Alice is my favorite book and one of my favorite movies! Then we went off again. We went to Radio City Music Hall where Dave Matthews was to play the next night. It was cool. I took a bunch of pictures and my picture with a Rockette. I bought a mug and our tour guides name was Tim! Tim and Jim. Yay. I was in the second smaller group and we had lunch off a hotdog vendor sitting infront of CNN building. Then we went to Chinatown. Now, you can haggle with these folks and it's funny. Because they were like "New sale, new sale. 8 dollar for you." okay. So I bought a hat for 8 bucks and other stuff. It was nice. We went down Mulberry to Little Italy -- Ryann was inlove. She spoke in the accent of the New Yawkers ( ahha ) and we just were so happy. It smelled in Chinatown though like fish. :-\ We went to Pier 1. I bought a statue of the statue of Liberty.
We went to Ground Zero. It was so emotional because it was just... I can't describe it. A flute player was playing and people were crying and some were preaching. Just... oh my god.
Then we went to Greenwich Village -- the gay capital in NYC. Amanda and I went off to take a picture of the Friends building and then went back to have dinner at Jekyll and Hydes. A wierd restraunant that I loved. Ms. Davis told me to go there so I did but I had to find it first which I thought it'd be in like midtown Manhattan but it was in Greenwich. I saw Big Daddy park where the little kid spit and sucked it back up. I died when I saw the gay momument. We plundered shops were I bought like a silverchair shirt for 10 bucks. Bliss again. We boarded the bus and had a mad orgy while changing. It had been raining so we smelt like fish and rain and it was just so fun to change with everyone. Then we went to Times Square! Oh, I went in the Virgin Megastore, and Toys "r" Us. These places are like fucking huge! I saw Kurt Loeder through a window. I was looking sharp and all these guys kept looking at me. Was a booger hanging out my nose? So we had to go to Palace Theatre to see Aida. OH MY GOD! I loved it so much. I'll update about that seprately. We went back to NJ and I did the same thing I did the night before except the pool table instead, dancing in the lobby to hispanic music and getting hit on by a guy staying in the hotel.
Woke up again and drove to a ferry in NJ to get a ride to Ellis Island and Liberty Island to see the statue of Liberty and the immigration museum. Both very pretty. We almost missed our ferry to Ellis and NYC because of Amanda because she was taking so long at the statue. But we all started to run and they held the boat for us. On the boat, I listened to my cd player and stood on the outside second level deck and painted Ben's nails black after touching up mine. We then went to USS interpid and all that stuff. It was a way to avoid Times Square's protestors. And then we went shopping on Fifth Avenue. I hit on the solider and fireman at FAO Schwartz. The piano from Big isn't really that huge, and it's under a simpson display. Also, I bought a Beatles photo and Times Square photo. They were fake but what the hell, I liked them.
We went to Rockefeller Plaza and the ice rink place, to NBC and then underground to buy pizza. I saw the inside of a Subway. All this stuff I did on my own. And then we went off to the Empire State Building. What a perfect way to end it all. And it ended.
We drove back the next day and drove through D.C. Mr Huffman gave us his tour guide thing, he is just so funny up through Balitmore and D.C. I played this game with Coach Sochoka and with the bunch from Waffle House called Guts. It just... was touching. As we entered Fayetteville, we started to pack our things back up and waved by to cameras. And then... it was over. The miracle was over.
I'll be back to NYC, I know it. I have to. I crave it. And my icon and song just fit everything. Icon for Greenwich and John Mayer because I feel like that song just matches my feelings.