Monday, March 26, 2012

New York, New York

Spring break is over, and I'm back to the reality of school and studying. It was the most amazing spring break I have ever had! New York City blew my mind! We had nineteen people total, and we drove three minivans. It was quite the adventure. I have never been in a car that long with people who are not related to me. I would not trade the adventure for anything. I gained so much on the trip - stronger friendships and lifetime experiences.

I took this as we were driving over the George Washington Bridge...New York City!!!

Most of our week was spent doing mission work at a K-8 school in Harlem. We did office work, which included covering books, entering data, and recording audio books. We also played with the kids at recess and we had a 5th grade reading buddy.

On our very first day in New York, we got to tour the city. It was an amazing experience and one I will not forget. We started at the top part of Manhattan and made our way down. We saw Central Park, St. Patrick's Cathedral, FAO Schwarz, Times Square, Chinatown, Little Italy, Ground Zero and the Statue of Liberty all in one day! It was a long day, but it was so much fun. I would definitely do it again. Of course, we also got to ride the subway. That was an interesting experience. Most of the time it was fun, but other times it was so jammed packed you couldn't move left, right, forwards or backwards. We all made it safely on and off though, which was good. I sure wouldn't want to get lost in New York City!

Although NYC was amazing, I don't think I could ever live there. It is too big for me! I hope I can go back someday, though!

Here is a song for you to enjoy..."New York, New York" sung by Frank Sinatra! The van I was in listened to it as we were coming into the city and again as we left.



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