This summer my other half and I went on a mini American adventure, we visited Boston and New York while we were away and I got the chance to finally meet the people he has been telling me about for years. America, I have fallen in love. I fell for the shops, I fell for the food, I fell for the people. I can’t wait to go back.
I am finding it hard to put into words my experience as I am so sad it’s all over. I now have friends I adore and can’t wait for them to come to the UK to visit us. I will finally be able to repay Justin for driving Jake and I round for two weeks and Kayla for buying us endless dinners.
Being Blonde, English and naive I am still amazed that the Cheesecake Factory is a real place and the food was fab, the cheesecake was out of this world. I basically lived on pizza for two and a half weeks and I never ate it in the same place twice.
I now can’t go to the cinema anymore as I have experienced true comfort of cinema seating. The seats were more like sofas and reclined nearly all the way back, I could even put the arm up between the seats and have a little snuggle. This was a cinema dream compared to the hard, straight, squished seats we have at our local cinema.
New York was two days of nonstop everything for Jake and me. I can’t even begin to describe my feet once we got back to Boston. Jake and I arrived at 6am and obviously nothing was open but it did give me the chance to take a few photos before Times Square got too busy. Our first stop after a quick McDonald’s was the Empire State Building. Jake and I were the first people in that morning and it was truly amazing to see the city from such heights, I was slightly annoyed the staff wouldn’t take our photo for us. Next, we headed for the 9/11 museum, this really is something special. I can’t even describe how it feels to walk around the museum, we were both deeply touched by the reality of standing were it all happened. I learnt so much more than I even knew about what happened during 9/11 and it gives you a little look into the lives of the people that lived it. I couldn’t imagine, the 9/11 museum is a special tribute to all those who lost their lives. I would recommend the museum to anyone travelling to New York.
The second day we got soaked. It rained heavier than I think I have ever seen before, Jake and I had to take cover in a little diner we found for breakfast until it stopped. The food was worth it. Once the rain had stopped we took a walk to Central Park and spent the day exploring the beautiful place that is Central park. I found it slightly surreal coming out of one of the edges of the park and being smack bang in the middle of the city again. Our last stop before we got the bus back to Boston was the pub, a nice cold beer before the long journey back was the perfect end to our two days in New York City.
These are some of my favourite photos I took while I was away.