Saturday, June 18, 2011

Day 21- Just a Brilliant Day in the CITY!!!

I know I have said this a million times in my previous blog posts, but today was hands down the best day in the city since I have been here. It is three weeks into the program and I don't know if any other day, will be able to top the day I experienced today...

The day started out amazing, I woke up put on some pump up music and got ready for my first segment taping for The Dreamer Talk Box, and it just so happened to be at the Intensati class in the middle of Central Park! It was one of the best ways to start off the day, just got my blood flowing and definitely had a great workout with a bunch of friends from the program. I was a little nervous going into the workout because I didn't know exactly what to expect actually doing it, but I mean it made me sore but at the exact same time it was such a great way to start the day and get an amazing segment footage for the Talk Box. Once that was over it was around 11:45, and the group headed back to the dorm, and I was ready for the 2nd part of my day! Coney Island!

I got back and took a shower and got cleaned up for a little Coney Island action. I headed over there with some friends from the program; Kelsi, Clarissa, John, and Amelia and we hit the Q train for about a 45-60 minute train ride to Coney Island, our original thought was we were going to head down there and watch this annual Mermaid Parade, lets just say that didn't really fit into the schedule of events once we got there. We all walked around and finally just decided to check out the beach, it was amazing weather about 26 degrees, so around 80 in American temperature so we were like, hey why not, so we headed to the beach and just relaxed there for an hour or so. But on the way to the beach we stopped and got some Mango on a stick, I wish I had a picture of it, but it was so good Kelsi, Clarissa and I ate ours before we could get a good picture. We did take a picture on the beach though with the 5 of us that were there...That is the five of us on the beach at Coney Island, it was great time to just relax and talk a bit and just enjoy the weather and the great company. Once we got done at the beach we decided to head back inland to grab something to eat, we headed back and headed towards around the Brooklyn Bridge area and we were going to have some pizza around there and some ice cream and then walk across the bridge! We ended up eating at this really great Pizza place right around the corner from Grimaldi's world famous pizza, that line was out the door and down the street. After we got done eating there we found an ice cream store and got some really good ice cream. We then headed to the entrance of the Brooklyn Bridge walkway, and we passed a sign that had an arrow pointing to a public park (read further to understand the symbolism) and we headed across the Bridge. It had to be one of the most exciting and amazing experiences that I have ever been apart of, here is a picture of us on the bridge...

It was a first for me, and just walking from Brooklyn to Manhattan and seeing the city that way was amazing. Like I said before, today was just so great because I got to see a lot of the City you don't see every single day. I mean we walked through Brooklyn, Coney Island and then Kelsi and I walked through Manhattan. I did a lot of walking and working out today, so I think the pizza and ice cream equaled all out after the day was done. Once we got done the Brooklyn a few of them headed back on the train and Kelsi and I kept walking back to the dorm.

You don't realize how much of New York there is until you actually walk it, you notice so many different things when you walk around the city and just experience the entire city in its entirety, You take the Subway often or you take a cab to and from places but I really think it is important to just take a walk either by yourself or with someone and just enjoy the weather and just love and embrace the city.

So Kelsi and I started heading back to the dorms and we just talked about a lot of things, park signs, goals, dreams and just a lot of fun stuff. We walked around and it took us about an hour or so to get back to the dorms but it was definitely a great walk. Earlier on our journey we had walked through I would say about 3 or 4 parks, and we came up to a sign (which I mentioned earlier) that had an arrow pointed to a park, but it didn't just say Park this way, it said PUBLIC Park this way... we thought to ourselves why would they be pointing you in the direction of a park that wasn't public? I am going to throw this out there, but wouldn't you think that if the park wasn't Public they wouldn't have a sign pointing to where it is located? I don't know what you think about that, but if you have any opinions please let me know. We finally made it back to the dorms after a great evening and a great day in the city.

Today was amazing, it was the perfect combination, great city, great friends, and just a lot to do. That is why I said at the beginning of this blog that this was the best day in the city so far. It isn't the fact that just one good thing happened that made it great, it was the combination of all the great things about today, from the way it started to the moment it ended. I wish the day wouldn't have ended I definitely could have walked another hour or so... But I have 5 more weeks here in the city, and it is amazing at what is going to happen in the coming weeks! I experienced a lot of New York today, and it was BRILLIANT!!!!

Dream ON!

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