It’s been forever since I wrote on this since I quit my job, but it’s been really good to reflect on other things. First, thanks to my hubby for changing our web page out. I certainly couldn’t have done it (I would have been more frustrated than ever trying to figure it out). Nonetheless I’m excited to be writing about what I’m learning through being at home (for the time being).
It’s fair to ask what we’ve been up to for the last month. So, I’m going to shed a little bit of light into our trip to N.Y. When we first got married I was trying to see when I could plan a getaway trip that would fall on a Friday or Saturday. Thankfully, it was the same week as Zack’s b-day. I had no idea where we were going to go, but Zack and I were talking about where we would like to go if given the opportunity and Zack said New York. It’s great that he said that because I had gone on many trips there because my grandmother lives in Brooklyn. I started scheming and knew Zack didn’t have a lot of time with work (he’s working on a major deadline) so I made it into a weekend. We left very early on Friday
Unfortunately the weather was not cooperating for us on Friday (it was rainy and cold) when we saw the Statue of Liberty, but it was the best memory for the both of us. I will never ever forget us trying to find a hoodie and only coming up with over sized ponchos to block the wind at 63 degree weather. But, we ventured over to Ellis island and then experienced what immigrants would have years ago. We went to the large hall where they had health inspections, and the different rooms that had so much history. Let me just say we found sweaters because we were so cold in a department store that was crazy with how many people were on each floor. Saturday we visited Ground Zero, Trinity Church, Canal street (all the fun shops), the Empire State Building, and Times Square. There’s so much to see in N.Y. and we enjoyed just being together in the city.
The Subway is inexpensive when you’re trying to get around in New York, you just have to know how it operates. I’m glad to say that we didn’t get lost, but did manage to go the wrong direction a few times. Zack and I both were just thankful for the blessings that God has given us. When you’re on the subway and you see a lady who has a cart beside her with bags and she’s sleeping you realize that it’s what she calls home for a little while. There was a man who came in a wheelchair and was disabled asking for money. Every time I had been to N.Y. I was with my dad so I was along for the ride. This time it was so different because the Lord unveiled my eyes to so much suffering and pain. Alright, the fun encounter. When we were on our way home there were a group of guys that had guitars and cowboy hats with black jeans. They started playing and I leaned over and told Zack “I feel like we should be eating salsa and chips” and he smiled. It was a fun experience and one that I never had in all of my trips. My husband and I had a great trip and I’ll never forget it.