January 11, 2018

CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK

New York, NY, USA
Earlier this year, I was planning my trip home for Christmas. My mom talked about driving from Virginia to New York to go and see The Rockettes Christmas Spectacular. It sounded really fun, so we bought tickets.

I had been to New York in December once before and I remember the temperature being pretty mild. Well...when we were there it was the COLDEST EVER. They had some arctic air coming in from Canada so there was an advisory for wind chill. If you've ever been to the east coast during winter, you know that the humidity makes the cold temperatures even worse. It doesn't matter how many layers you put on it, it just goes right through you. We still made the best of it and enjoyed our time, but if we look frozen in these pictures, that is why.

We made sure to get pizza for dinner the first night in New York, because you can't go to NYC without getting pizza the size of your head. After dinner we walked 30 blocks to Levain Bakery to try out their famous cookies. (I love cookies) Warm cookies were a really good incentive when I couldn't feel my toes or hands, or anything.

After the cookies, we visited Times Square for a few minutes, and then headed to Rockefeller Center to get in line for The Rockettes. The chandelier was incredible! I was amazed at how well the Rockettes stayed in sync with each other during each dance. They were phenomenal. The photo of the skyline is a gorgeous view from the hotel room.

The following morning we got up and headed back into the city and saw the One World Trade Center. The last time I was in New York, they were still working on completing this so it was really special to see it in person and remember that day where so many lost their lives.

This trip was so special to me because I was able to be with the 5 people who mean the most to me. I don't get to see my family very often so when I do, my heart is full.

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