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July 27 - A few days with the Parsons Girls

Watch out New York

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Today part of Blake's family came out to visit me in New York. It was so nice to have them here on my last days in the city. His mom Julie, his sister Jess, her friend Karen, and a friend of the families Brittany, all came to visit. A girls weekend!

We had a pretty great time. We did lots of things I'd been dying to do in New York, and some things that I've done a bunch of times but that never get old.

They all finally arrived after a few plane delays and some touch-downs in other states. But they got here.

The first night we were out, I took them into Times Square, that was my first experience in New York and I think it's great to jump right into the heart of Manhattan!

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We decided to take the good ol' blue tour bus, and had a great time.

Julie was the only one who didn't have anyone to share a seat with :( but she found a friend to sit with :)

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The night tour bus took us from Time Square down to the tip of Manhattan, through Chinatown, and over the bridge to Brooklyn.

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In Brooklyn we stopped at my favorite ice cream/pizza area and were able to get out and view the beautiful scene of the Manhattan skyline. (Which you can't see at all in this picture, so just use your imagination. We've all see the skyline before right!?)

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We jumped back on the bus, with the tour guide who ended up being a little boring and a bit too emotional, and made our way back to Manhattan. After our tour, we found our way around Times Square.

I was so excited to show them the M&M store. When we got there, it had just closed.

Here's the girls at the door, lookin pretty sad they couldn't get their M&M on.

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It was actually a blessing in-disguise because if we hadn't been out on the street right then, we wouldn't have been able to find this AMAZING singing music group walking down the street.

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I believe they were just walking from where they had been playing, but we defiantly made them stop and play for us. It was great.

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I also got some pretty good photo-ops of Julie and Jess, holding up their favorite restaurant! We were trying to find some place to eat, but everything was closed. We decided that New York is a city that actually does sleep.

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It looks heavy girls!

I also got this great photo of Julie walking by some Broadway posters.

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She looks good with ears.

We ended up taking a cab back to their hotel and thus began our journey to see how many modes of transportation we could ride while in New York. It was pretty great how many we covered. I'll update you on that tally later. Right now we're at bus, walking, and cab.

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They stayed in the very heart of Times Square at the Weston, and I actually got to stay with them instead of going back to my hot and stuffy apartment. Thanks ladies!

Posted by jesdaw 09:40 Archived in USA Tagged business_travel

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