Monday, October 27, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
This is one of the best times to be in the city: the weather was beautiful and the sun cast a golden glow across everything. As I rode my bike through the park, I couldn't stop thinking about how right everything seemed. Like, my whole life had lead me to this point. I wasn't just riding a bike through a park, I was riding into a brand new life. The breeze that blew across my cheeks also blew away my hesitations, fears, and worries. I peddled faster, just in case my old life caught back up with me. I was so tired of people doubting in me. I was tired of trying to make you love me...I was tired of loving you. I didn't want to think about the small town I had come from. I didn't want to think about how I haven't talked to my dad in years. I didn't want to think about failing school. I just kept peddling. I never wanted to stop. Above me birds danced in the sky and below me leaves rustled as I sped past them. I've heard people say that they wish they could freeze a moment of their life and live it in it forever, this was my moment. Nothing really mattered. Or, the only thing that mattered was that I was there. I was living. I am still there, riding through that park. Even now as I sit at this desk and type... I feel that cool autumn breeze rushing past me. I hear the birds and see the sun peaking through the canopy of high-rises and trees. I don't look back and I peddle faster, faster and faster.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
If you are planning on visiting the city, I highly recommend putting this on the list of things to do. I personally enjoy the view better than from the Empire State Building. Here are my tips for visiting Rockefeller Center...
- Reserve your tickets online. If you choose this option, you can show the tickets on your phone and not wait in a ticket line. Huge time saver.
- Make an appointment. You can choose to go at a certain time during the day. By doing this, you will hardly wait in any line and head straight to the elevators that take you to the top!
- Go around sunset! I went at 5:30. I did this so I could see the view from daylight and night time. It was fun watching the lights flicker on across the city. Rockefeller Center offers a }Sun and Stars" ticket which allows you to go during the day and come back at night. By going around sunset, you save $15 a ticket! Worth it.