Tuesday, July 14, 2009

tired of NYC yet?

We took the Pioneer Woman's advice and went to the Top of the Rock Observation Deck to see the city. I think it was a great idea, because that way you get to see the Empire State Building and get good pictures of it. I had so much fun in this city, and can see why so many people cram themselves together to live there. I loved this view of Central Park. It is quite impressive that with how expensive the real estate is here, that they have managed to maintain this green space.

Here we are on Top. My strategy for getting other people to take pictures of us: find someone who has just as expensive a camera as you do and ask them. We saw so many people with Nikon straps, so I gravitated toward those people. I figure they would have an idea about how to use the camera, and we got some great pics that way. My thoughts were that if they had an expensive camera, they would be less likely to steal mine. I wasn't really worried in touristy places, but when were a little more off the beaten track, it made me feel better.

Ten points to anyone who can explain to me what this shirt means:

Times Square was fun. We saw the Naked Cowboy guy...who I'd never seen before, but he's some buff guy who plays his guitar while wearing cowboy boots and a tighty whitey. There were some older women taking photos of him, so he stopped playing, posed and said, "take your time, ladies." Oh my. I did not take pictures of him.

I will say the streets are cheerful, with all the yellow taxis. It just brightens everything up, and I never really thought about it before. Normal roads look so boring now, with all our navy blue, black, gray, and burgundy cars. So depressing. I loved the yellow taxis. And they all looked so new, and we even saw SUV taxis, van taxis, and the elegant black town cars that drive the more important people.

I still have more to say about NYC, but can you stand more?


Vicki Clifton said...

Just wanted to let you know that I'm really enjoying these post about your trip to NYC. And the pictures are awesome!! Thanks for taking the time to share them with us!!!

Karrie said...

What a great trip!!!
I am enjoying the pictures.
Oh and the "Pivot! Pivot! Pivot!"
is Ross trying to move a couch to his apartment in the stairwell, unsuccessfully, I might add. :)

Rachel said...

That shirt is hysterical. I loved that episode. Chandler and Rachel were no help.

Anonymous said...

OOOh! I get 10 points, Ross moving the couch up the steps. I think you and I have seen that episode dozens of times. I miss our Friends watching. I am not tired of hearing about your trip. You make me jealous of all the touristy things you two get to do. Looking forward to hearing more.

Frizzy said...

Love how you look at life and how even a taxi's color can bring cheer to your day! Re. the comment you left on my blog. Oh how I would love to meet you too my dear!

Anonymous said...

LOVE that shirt!! Friends, such a classic. So glad you had a great trip. I've loved seeing the pics and reading about your time in NYC. Definitely some place I would love to visit one day.

Kat said...

I can stand more of your trip! I am loving your vacation diary. And what a great idea to seek out other people with expensive cameras. At least they might actually take a good picture too...along with not stealing your camera.

Jamie said...

I agree with your theory about finding someone with an expensive looking camera to take your picture, but for me, it's simply cause I know that they'll probably actually take a decent picture. I hate it when we get the camera back and we're all off center. Or, my favorite is when the flash pops up and they think the picture has taken. I don't know how your Nikon works, but my Canon pops up the flash first with a fun "click!" People always think that was the picture has taken click. So frustrating.