Tuesday, May 29, 2007

In a New York Minute

I'm not sure what gave us away, maybe it was the camera swinging around my neck, maybe it was when we climbed the subway stairs to the street, immediately looked up atthe skyscrapers and Dan rammed into a local. I think it was because we wore big huge tennis shoes for all the walking and the regular New Yorkers wore just about anything else. We were strangers in a strange land and we loved it.

Our long weekend trip was hosted by two very gracious New Yorkers. Their love and pride of the city was as big as, well, the Big Apple itself. Steve and Dana guided us through different neighborhoods and districts of Manhattan detailing the history, the future, and the people that dwell there. Each neighborhood had its own feel, its own vibe nearly indescribable but powerfully present.

I highly recommend New York as a place everyone should visit if just once in their life. Please continue to lift up Steve, Dana and the kiddos in your prayers. They are on the brink of huge and exciting changes once again. From what I observed it isn't always easy for a family to live in NYC but God is so very much there, I could see it in the beauty of Central Park, feel it on the bus when a man gave up his seat for me, and saw His grace in a little apartment on the Upper West Side.

“Each man reads his own meaning into New York” ---Meyer Berger


Some photos of the trip:

13 comments:

denise said...

Wow, looks like you had a great trip and wonderful weather. Little nicer than when we were there during Spring Break!
Glad you were able to take in so many of the sites and spend quality time with great friends. We're anxious to hear more about it!
Love Mom

Amy said...

oh, i freaking love new york! i can't wait to back! i'm glad you guys had such a good time. talk to you soon-

Homer said...

Hmmmmmm, The big Apple!

Jerry, George, Elaine, Kramer said...

Did you come in our restaurant?

Braaaaaaaaaad said...

Monk's SWEET!! Did you go in and see "the table"?

Also the picture of Danno sleeping on the bench - CLASSIC!

chelle said...

We didn't go in the restaurant made famous by Seinfeld, because really Monk's cafe was shot in a studio in L.A. they just use an outside photo of "Tom's Restaurant" Still, pretty radical.

Dana said...

It was so good to have you both here...to have a chance to explore the city with fresh eyes again...to hang on the rooftop deck and talk.
You're welcome anytime.

Sonny said...

Love the Dunder Mifflin sign!

Frank Sinatra said...

Someday I'm going to wake up in the city that never sleeps!

tami said...

I am jealous. I tell you one day I will make it to New York. No matter what it takes.

Braaaaaaad said...

I'm just glad, and extremely thankful, there are all those people who want to live there, and other big cities, and not right by me! Middleville is just the right size.

fig said...

Central Park can't hold a candle to my park called "Barry County"

maria vermaas said...

hey michelle, yes, I admit that I have been one of your blog stalkers for a while now. being a blogger is fun, but I'm not the greatest for staying on top of it and I have lots I want to add to min yet:)