Luis in the USA, Part V (New York City)

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Ah, New York- the part we had all been waiting for!  Ask any Spaniard where they want to go in the US, and they will undoubtabely say “New York”…and then you will roll your eyes because there are so many great places in the US, but I guess NYC is cool too šŸ˜‰DSC_0690

We were both extremely excited for this mini 2-day trip, so as soon as we got there, we dropped our stuff at the airbnb and headed out!!  It was raining, but that didn’t really stop us.IMG_2737

We started at the 9/11 Memorial Site, where we reflected at those huge pools and talked about 9/11.  We wanted to go into the museum, but decided we would do that if we had extra time.  Highly, highly recommended, though (both the museum and memorial, as I have seen both). DSC_0460

I think those fountains are so representative of the pride that Americans have and the way we unite in the face of tragedy.  They are deep and seemingly infinite.DSC_0464

From there, we headed over to Wall Street so that Luis could see the bull.DSC_0470

And then the New York Stock Exchange.DSC_0480 DSC_0482

We walked to the water to check out the free Staten Island Ferry (which is FREE), but since it was drizzly, we walked along the water and saw the Statue or Liberty!DSC_0513 IMG_2739

After that, we hopped on the subway in search of a New York staple!DSC_0537

From Kat’z Delicatessen, the best of the best.DSC_0524 DSC_0527 DSC_0551

Well, on the way, we also had a knish from this place that’s been around for years.  Yonah Schimmel’s Knishery:DSC_0515 DSC_0520

We decided to walk from the Lower East Side and head all the way up to the Empire State Building.DSC_0552 DSC_0576 DSC_0589 IMG_2747

And from there, we headed to Time’s Square for a hot second.  No matter how many times you go to Time’s Square, I think it’s always one of those places that is so amazing and makes you feel so small in such a big place.DSC_0637 

After walking for-e-ver (we covered like 25,000 steps!), we were starving and it was pouring, so we walked to Whole Foods and had a feast.  I’ve never eaten a full meal there, but this was awesome!DSC_0657

Now I feel so inspired to find some of those salad recipes.  I’ll get back to ya on that- how’s that for suspense?!

We headed home from there and luckily, the next day was completely dry šŸ™‚DSC_0751

Coming soon!!

 

 

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