As I hadn’t started this blog back when we first arrived in New York, here I will briefly cover a collection of the things we got up to over the few months after our arrival. We walked around a lot, ate a lot, explored all the shops we didn’t have back home and generally just reveled in the fact that our dreams had actually come to fruition. Back on our holiday in 2014 we kept saying how we’d love nothing more than to live in the big apple, but never imagined that it would eventuate 2 years later!
We find that the best way to familiarize yourself with your surroundings is to just get out and walk around. Everywhere! We must’ve walked Manhattan five times over! Not only is it a great way to get the lay of the land but it’s also a great way to burn off some of those calories you’re consuming, and believe me – when you’re in New York – you WILL be consuming plenty of those! In fact, when we traveled around the USA the last time, we ate junk food non stop for the whole 4 weeks and by the time we returned home we had actually lost weight due to all this constant foot driving!
Although we didn’t buy much, we did enjoy looking in all the stores at all the goods we just didn’t have access to back home. As I’ve mentioned, with such a small population, there just really isn’t the market for goods like there is somewhere like New York and so simply seeing what was available was extremely exciting. Personally, I’m a huge fan of shoes. I’ve always leaned more toward sneakers but NYC with all its options has opened my eyes to all types of shoes (I currently favor some camel suede chelsea boots). Tammy’s a huge fan of art and crafty endeavors and she’s like a kid in a candy store when she visits Michael’s – a huge store catering to your every creative desire!
Anyway, here’s an assorted collection of pics snapped around New York over March and April…
As well as eating, walking around, and browsing all the stores, we also visited the zoo in central park, went to Nike Air Max Con, rented some CityBikes to ride down the waterfront, managed to ride a subway car all by ourselves, went to the MET (Metropolitan Museum of Art) and went to the beach out at Coney Island where we had a total blast at the theme park! In fact, because we went there towards the tail end of winter, we practically had the whole theme park to ourselves – I even rode the one roller coaster with absolutely no other riders! It was a nippy day but with the sun out and no clouds it was really very pleasant. And yes, I ate a footlong hotdog!