The New York (MEGA) Post
Here are the last bunch of photos from New York.
The first, sort of nighttime set is from when Grant and I walked the high line in order to take in the lightning storm that was illuminating the city. The high line is this cool converted above ground rail platform/track that runs through part of the city. It was made into a cute little green belt and park that was bursting with what I believe are native plants and such. It was basically under the hotel we stayed at so we couldn't not check it out. I'm glad we got to walk it during the evening because we went back a day or two later and it was a mess. People every which way and super slow walkers (my pet peeve) dominating the narrow strip of park.
This aside, what I think I will remember most about the high line was how good it smelled. I think the smell was magnified since we explored right after a rainstorm so the clean and sweet powdery smell coming off of the grasses and plants were especially fragrant. This in stark contrast with the many....stenches of unknown origin that ran rampant through the city.
And then quickly: Grant in his fancy pajamas that I wish were my size, sailors in Time Square (is this a thing there?), a cute pup, and a photo of me and my high school pal Cailin (who works at the UN--sheesh! Over achiever much ;-) ).
Then the day before we left (thank the lawddd we missed out on the earthquake and the hurricane...) we met up with our friends Josh and Paola who were the best hosts ever and showed us around Brooklyn. In fact, we got a car and high tailed it to this crazy beach that used to be a dump during the turn of the century to like the 1930s. Littered everywhere were glass apothecary bottles and although we only had about a half hour of light to work with, Grant and I scored some pretty cool bottles. I'll show you guys later, don't worry.