I just got back from a mini trip to New York City and it was pretty… interesting. It technically was a field trip, but only 11 of us actually went and our teacher is pretty chill.
If you didn’t know, I live in Maryland so it only took us about 5 hours to get to the city. From the time we got off the bus (about 11a.m. ish) until 7 p.m. was filled with us borderline running across Manhattan to get to meetings on time. The timer on the crosswalk would literally have 3 seconds left and the teacher would be like “lets go, lets go, lets go!”
On the way to our second meeting, I noticed that the boy in front of me kept turning back and like checking on me. I guess to make sure I was keeping up. How nice of him 🙂
Riding the subway was pretty interesting. Its not a bad as people make is seem. But anyway, finally after the third meeting at the USUN, we got to take a food break. We went to this little market type place. It had a mix of everything and a place to sit. I wasn’t really hungry, so all I got was an energy drink and some chips. It honestly was just nice to sit.
Don’t ask why, but after dinner the boys went on a mission so one dude could buy a pair of pants. So me and the other two girls waited on this street corner for the guys to come back. It was pretty boring to wait, but we also ended up going on a slightly smaller mission across the street to the use the bathroom at McDonald’s. The McDonald’s there was way fancier than any one we have around here.
After regrouping, we made our way to the 9/11 memorial. I’ve actually never seen a picture of it before and really had no idea of what it looked like. I can’t really think of a word to describe it. I’m speechless. It’s definitely worth visiting for yourself.
Our final destination for the night was times square. But first we had to take our last subway trip. I mean there was no way we could actually walk from the memorial to times square before our bus was going to leave. Well that was how most of us felt. But “what happens in Manhattan stays in Manhattan.”
I didn’t take any pictures of the hotel, but we stayed somewhere right outside of New York, in New Jersey. Since there were only 4 girls who went on the trip, we all shared one room. It was one of those rooms with only 1 bed and a pull out couch. Me and this girl shared the couch and let me tell you, it was the most awkward experience of my life. I’m not a doctor, but I’m pretty sure I have some sort of restless leg syndrome. She just laid there still on her phone… while I’m over here constantly readjusting my legs. It took all my power just to try and keep still… but it didn’t take long for me to fall asleep. I was exhausted.
I was the first to wake up. We didn’t have to leave until 8:55, but I was wide at 6 o’clock. For some reason, she decided to set an alarm… For a while, I just laid there. I could tell my face was super oily and gross. I felt disgusting in general. I tried to wash my face, but I forgot to bring anything to do that with. And I was way too tired to even put make up on. So I just threw on my sunglasses and threw my hair into a messy bun.
Honestly though, that’s how we all felt on the second day in New York. We were all tired and gross. And it hurt so so much to walk, since I had a blister on the bottom of my foot and on the heel. Everyone was so tired that four dudes literally took a cab when we were just a block away from the United Nations, which was the last place we had to go to. This is the view from the UN. Pretty neat huh?
So the very last place we went was an Irish Pub for lunch/waiting for the bus home. It was a 20 minute walk-a borderline miserable walk, that most just took a taxi. But I walked. And honestly, it wasn’t that bad. The boy that I was talking about earlier, well he walked next to me the entire time. Which was honestly surprising because all of his friends took the taxi (I was pretty confused why he didn’t go with them)… He even talked to me a little bit which is most surprising because literally no one ever talks to me. Did I also mention that this same dude sat near/next to me at almost every meeting we went to (and also in class, by choice)? And that usually he would stand next to me while we’d be waiting for something? And that I’d catch him looking at me a lot? Hmmm….. interesting.
But anyway, this pub was not what I was expecting. It was hella expensive too. I didn’t get anything, just like 5 glasses of water. That walk wore me out. The real struggle was walking to the bus. It was only a few feet away but I could barely move. The bus ride home was the best part of the trip… kidding but honestly it felt amazing to relax and take a nap.
That bus took us from New York to D.C. We waited at Union Station for about 30 minutes for a school bus to pick us up from there and take us back to our school. The school bus ride was also very interesting. Everyone was making terrible jokes, even our teacher. We were so tired that literally everything was funny. I guess you’d have to be there ya know?
I miss New York. I am 100% going to go again one day. I’m even considering moving there. I love the city life.
About the Painting
I can’t remember what kind of butterfly this is but my painting is based off of a real life one. It’s on a mini canvas, 4″x 4″ to be exact. I used Acrylic paint to create this lil bugg. It is for sale on the shop page!! $35