This past week three of my best friends from college came to visit me in the city; for one, it was her first trip. With that being said, she composed a detailed itinerary of what she wanted to accomplish. When I received this via email the only thing crossing my mind was “wahoo buddy, I am in for a long four days.”
For those of you who know me I hardly follow itineraries. I am more of live in the moment and go with the flow kind of girl. Trying to play the role of a “good hostess,” I did my best to abide by it…
We went to Times Square, the Empire State Building, Wall Street, and the 9/11 Memorial. We also failed at an attempt to see the Statue of Liberty (naturally we missed the last tour by five minuets). Once she felt that she was shopped out and enough was checked off her list it was my turn to give a little tour. So we hit some of my favorite places:
We went to the Ainsworth (Alabama football bar) to watch the “Tide Roll”, had lunch on the roof of Eataly, and finished up at the Frying Pan. After leaving there we wondered over to the Chelsea Piers where much to my surprise they were filming Law and Order SVU. It was a closed filming but we managed to sneak past security into their studio. OH.MY.GOSH. it was awesome! I got to see Ice T’s adorable dogs as well as the set. Once people began to notice we were not part of the crew (I think this may have had something to do with my friends outfit….tennis shoes and jeans….. a big no no if you ask me) we were asked to leave. Yeah, being asked to leave by actors dressed as cops was not my proudest moment, but it was still awesome and one of my few claims to fame!
Being so far from home, I rarely get the chance to see my friends and miss them dearly. I had one of the best weekends in a long time and look forward to their next trip up here!