This post contains a zillion pictures. If you're bored at work... or a family member... read on.
Since I could go on forever about this trip, I think I'll just explain some of the pictures. It'll be easier on you (and me) that way.
When you walk out of Walton's door... you're about a block away from David Letterman's set. Walt said that if you want to see a celebrity... just hang out around the side door after filming.
I kind of wanted to, but, alas, I resisted.
A random stop light...
Sister walking towards Central Park.
Yes, I carried around a giant camera bag - all over the city, all day long.
I got some good pics, but I paid a serious price. Apparently, self tanner can't take the wear and tear of two heavy bags (my purse is practically a diaper bag) and 100 degree heat. I looked like I had a skin condition by the end of day 1.
Creepin' on random dude in the park.
Sisters | Central Park
Smitty, Radio City Music Hall
Sweatin' it up in the Subway
I mean, I love Theory, but don't read too much into the photo. This is not my way of paying homage to the Theory people.
Just the view I had from lunch... cool building though :)
Where the World Trade Center once was... pretty depressing...
After about 20 minutes (and nearly an anxiety attack) in Century 21 I ran outside for some air.
This is the view from the curb in front of Century 21.
I sat on the side of the road just staring at it for a while. Wow.
It's crazy | sad | sickening if you really think about all of the horrible things that happened here, only a few years ago.
Moving on to a much HaPpIeR place-- Times Square!
... where you can find all sorts of freaks and geeks. - like a miniature man dressed up as Sponge Bob Square Pants.
BTW, please excuse the horrible get-up I was wearing on day 2.
I thought that I was in the company of people who actually cared about me and what I look like! Why my sister and best friend let me outta the house looking like this - I will never know.
It was a maternity shirt, guys. I need help.
Of course we had to go to Toys R Us (in Times Square) to get Chappy some goodies.
But don't think we didn't have a little fun while we were there.
Ummm... the Barbie department? Uber cool.
Did you know they make Barbie video cameras now? The camera lens is a part of Barbie's necklace! I would've wanted that so bad.
(We had to get a picture with Edward and Jacob).
Haha... us Sinrod girls wouldn't have been allowed to have these guys...
My parents didn't buy us Ken dolls...
I don't really know why... but that's another story for another time.
Let's just say that we were resourceful and made do with what we had.
Walton gettin' her grove on with the Dance Dance Revolution Super NOVA.
Check Smith's blog for an explanation regarding these ladies...
The Empire State Building... Wally tells me that it is full of dental offices... kind of funny.
Cool view from lunch.
We had delicious Sangria... it was such a perfect (carefree) lunch.
Goofy picture of us in the cab... Once again, I over-straightened my hair.
After Ellis Island, you go here... I think to be "decontaminated" one last time? I need to research this. My dad's dad came through here on his way over from Russia as a baby. It's a cool story. Again... another story for another time. It's 10:45 at night and way past my bedtime!
I like sugar.
Nearly fell off the boat trying to get some pics of her...
After the Circle Line (cruise around the city) we were able to view our "fam" pic. I decided to save 20 bucks and took a picture of our picture. I got in trouble and was forced to run away.
That's about it!
After the boat ride we went to dinner at a really cool French restaurant, but I already forgot the name. My memory is pitiful these days.
I had such a great time.
Walton, thank you so much for letting us stay with you, even though you were in the middle of moving!
And Smith, thanks for taking me everywhere, showing me around and not freaking out when I always insisted on "a plan."