So I am trying to be better at this!!
I am going to recap our first couple days/weeks here because I don't agree with everything Stephen wrote in his blog....
Wed September 1st: Flew in, big housing dilemma, hotel for the night, yummy food at JG Melon. Hot Hot Hot!
|Stephen took this in Central Park|
Thurs September 2nd: Waken up by a fire alarm, got cold breakfast, saw first dead cockroach...one night in this hotel was good for us! Moved in, nice and cozy...Stephen was in disbelief that everything of mine fit. Then we ran errands; whole foods (biggest store I have ever been in), target, and best buy in East Harlem. Get pizza for dinner. Settle back at home with some cold beer. Still Hot and Humid!
|First stop on my route to work! Duh.|
Sun September 5th: We woke up a little later than planned :/ but we were determined to go spend the beautiful day at the zoo, which didn't quite happen. We got lost in Central Park, twice. We even tried to follow some couple with a little girl in a stroller, soon to find out there didn't know where the Zoo was either! Once we finally found it, there was a line a mile long, we decided to skip the zoo for the day. We decided the next place to explore would be SoHo, so on the train we go. We both fell in love with SoHo, the crowded streets, the arrangement of stores, and an amazing array of street artists. We stopped at a deli to pick up some sandwiches and found a park to sit, eat, and people watch. Unfortunately the sandwiches weren't anything to rave about but we got back on our feet and walked around a little more, trying to see as much as we could. On our way back to the subway I happened to brush shoulders with Kanye West. I am not a uber fan or anything, nor did I say anything but I politely smiled and watched him walk by before I tugged on Stephen's shoulder with excitement. Later that evening we took of to Times Square. I have never been to New York so I was excited to see one of it's big attractions! It was crazy, to say the least. So many people and so bright it didn't even seem like nighttime. After staring in awe and cocking my head in all different angles to take in all the ads and billboards we snuck away to a little place called Junior's Bakery. OH MY GOODNESS. We had stumbled upon the best cheesecake I have ever eaten. We picked out a slice of chocolate swirl cheesecake and I probably could have had the whole thing! We walked a little more around Times Square and then headed home. We have a big day tomorrow!!
|Stephen's cool picture of Times Square|
Mon September 6th: US Open here we come!!! My daddy treated Stephen and I to grounds passes today. We got to watch games on every court except Archer Ashe which is the big main one. But we spent most of the day on the outer courts watching the women's and men's doubles. I guess according to Stephen's blog, he didn't have as much fun as I did but I really did have a good time! We saw Nadal on the practice courts, Ellen DeGeneres filming a segment for her show and Venus Williams signing books. It was a long great day in the sun, but we eventually decided to head home. We slipped into bed early, nervous/excited for the first day of our internships tomorrow!!