Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Picture of the Week: My trip to NY

I went to New York last week and my camera was obviously put to good use. The trip was a short one but we tried to make the most of our time there and make some memories.

Melanie and I decided we would be the ultimate tourists and spend some time doing a couple of things you are supposed to do in New York but somehow I've never gotten around to doing. We took the subway (gasp!) to Battery Park and then hopped on the ferry to go tour the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. At first we planned on getting off the ferry at both stops but then we learned that because we didn't have advanced reservations, we couldn't actually go inside the Statue of Liberty, just merely view it from outside. Well, since I had already captured my pictures from aboard the ferry, I saw no reason to spend more time looking at it up close. What else is the point of going besides photo ops??? None that I can think of. Besides, it had started to snow and it was freezing. So not my thing.
So we continued on to Ellis Island and spent some time there because it's kind of like an interactive museum. It was interesting for about 45 min. and then I was over it.

That night we got all dolled up to go to the SI party. I won't bore you with the 1000's of pictures that we took of ourselves-- and believe me, there were probably that many--but I will give you the requisite self portraits that I am famous for and this great picture I forced myself to take in front of this SI mural that was begging me to take my picture in front of it. The party itself was fun but the ratio of men to women was out of control. It was AT LEAST 10 to 1. Normally, you might think those would be good odds for women but it really wasn't. It was almost like a meat market and the fact that the majority of females were models probably didn't help the situation.

The next day was pre-planned as a shopping day but the weather was not cooperating and it was raining and miserable and I simply could not force myself into the shopping mood. It was probably for the best anyway. We did make sure we ate pizza though because a trip to New York without pizza is against the law. I cannot put my finger on why the pizza out there is so yummy, but it is.

15 comments:

brit_brat said...

I'm sure the picture of you buying me a gift in New York didn't make it to the blog because other people might get jealous. I'm sure of this.

Marcus LANGFORD said...

They say NY is the place to be and it is obvious that you all got to experience all its goodness.

Great pics!

Marcus LANGFORD

Christy said...

I love NY and am very jealous of your trip (not literally, but ya know...). It looks like you two had a blast. I can't wait to return to NY. Last time I went it was snowing as well - which was completely intentional because I wanted to make it there while Rockafeller (SP?) Center was decorated for Christmas - which it was and it was beautiful. Best of luck on the rest of your trip!!!

Bianca said...

Breezy, I know you would have had more fun with me (Mel, I'm half kidding.

I'm flying home from San Francisco right now so call me tonight. Brit, hurry and have this kid so I can visit you in the hospital!

B

Jackie Edwards said...

Would love to have had some of that pizza!!! Looks really good!!

Anonymous said...

It's the water, it's a known fact.

Marcus

Anonymous said...

Nice picture by the way Jackie.

Marcus

Brianna said...

Marcus...aren't you in Iraq??? How sweet of you to take the time to comment on my blog! Or maybe you are just in a holding area right now.

brit...i bought a plane ticket to LA as a gift for you. you are welcome.

DES said...

That pizza can't be in your training diet

bigmoneygrip said...

I love that one with the Statue of Liberty in the background. Great picture!

Jackie Edwards said...

Thanks Marcus.

brit_brat said...

Bri, that's your gift to the baby. I mean, she has to see where she got her middle name from right? But what do "I" get? For my almost 10 months of hard work and pain...I think a little blingage would be appropriate. I hear Boston has some great jewelery shops! :)
Bianca, I'm trying my best to pop this little beast out. You have nooooo idea how happy I'd be if she came a little bit early! But it's like a lose/lose situation. She comes early, I'm stoked but sad Bri missed it. She comes on time, Brianna's happy she's at the hospital but I'm miserable for another 2 1/2 weeks! Do you feel my pain?

Jewells said...

I am soooo mad at the pizza pic. That is the only thing I am missing as a vegan. When I go to New York in April, my lips will wrap around a slice though. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. I'm getting some pizza!

Eb the Celeb said...

Gotta love my city... cute pics!

melanie said...

ok bri, i'm commenting, since you asked me to...but i don't really have anything to say! (me! can you believe it?!) it was great...look how happy i seem when i a) have pizza in my mouth and b) have champagne in my hand...what a glutton! hahaha. anyway, thanks for schleppin me along on the super-fab-jet-set-mini-ny-glitz-n-glam-vacay. it was a blast! (who calls things 'a blast'?) see ya next week!