Monday, February 13, 2017

Christmas in NYC (circa 2015) Day 4

Monday morning we were up somewhat early to head over to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. When we were there in 2012, it was still not completed. We knew when we planned the trip that we wanted to go see it, and I'm really glad we did.

I think they have done a superbly good job with it. One of the things we talked about after we left was how we think it was more meaningful to us than other museums/memorials we've seen because we so vividly recall the details of that day.

As you walk through the museum, you sort of experience the order of events of the day as you see, read, and head different things. You also see where the original towers had been. 

 It was kind of crazy to see steel bent to pieces or a firetruck damaged in this way.

It's definitely a very somber experience, and I was glad that everyone in there was pretty respectful. I was also glad we had started early, as it got a lot more crowded later in the morning. I really liked to read everything and spend time looking at it all, and that got harder as more people filled in.

We enjoyed seeing the fountains outside and the Freedom Tower in the distance. We've already decided that we'll go up in it on our next trip.

After we finished there, we headed to Brooklyn to a pizza place Adam had researched that was supposed to be one of the best. We had to stand in line for a while, and a bird pooped on me. So there was that. Ultimately, we didn't think the pizza was that great. It was good, but not anything amazing like people claimed.

After this, we wandered around Wall Street a bit and stopped in a sports bar to have a drink and watch a little football. It started to get crowded, so we headed out after a while.

I had read about a place called Dylan's Candy Bar and knew Adam would love it, so we made our way there. It did not disappoint.

We walked over to Bryant Park to explore a bit, and it ended up that we took one of my favorite photos from the trip.

After this, we made our way over to Rockefeller Center. I really wanted to try to get a good picture of us back in the area where we got engaged.

I ended up getting somewhat emotional. It was just a lot to take in being back in that spot and knowing how much life we've lived since then (and in only 3 years, no less!). It's just such a special place.

Plus, it's just beautiful at Christmas!

We wandered around for a bit and enjoyed the city lights one last time.

We stopped in a bar for a glass of wine and then made our way back to the hotel. It had been another great day, and tomorrow it would be time to head home and get ready to celebrate Christmas!

1 comment:

Keri said...

I love NYC during Christmas time and I adore the tree in Rockefeller Center! How special for you guys to have gotten to go back there.