New York City (March 2016)

New York City, where anyone can be anything, and anything can happen. It’s the land of opportunity … and also one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. And it happened to be one of the top items on my bucket list.

So, in March 2016, I decided to go. I visited a friend from college, Beth Wilkins, who graciously agreed to host me for a week, and even took vacation to play tourist with me while I was in the city.

We drew up a list of tourist attractions and “New York experiences,” and took off. I thoroughly enjoyed myself, and also gained a new appreciation for the sheer amount of time New Yorkers spend getting from place to place. It’s quite different than the drive-time I’m used to in the Midwest.