Day 29, Have you seen a musical on Broadway? ;)
Around 12 pm we took a subway to Central Park. We were walking through it until we saw that there was a baseball game on one of the three or four baseball fields. We watched it for a while and then decided to continue walking. The park really is HUGE and also very pretty. There are a few ponds at there, and we saw a beautiful bridge.
Mom wanted to see the fountain with a golden angel on it (it’s in a lot of movies, almost every one that’s from New York and more directly Central Park) so we searched for it the entire time until now we finally found it. We took pictures and the boys were throwing a few coins in it. We walked to a place that was perfect for sitting down and playing cards. Me and dad went to buy us fruits and drinks.
While playing cards we saw a bit shocking act that could’ve been straight from a movie. A small boy was driving his bike down a hill, his father told him to use his brake but it just got speedier. In five seconds the boy was suddenly disappeared into the water in a pond. Luckily right after you could notice things going wrong a lady and a man ran after the boy and picked him up from the water. The boy was all wet when his father, in just a few seconds later, had come next to him. The whole park was watching this as it happened and when the man who had jumped to the pond to pick the boy up went back to the pond to take the bike (the water was to his waist) the whole “crowd” was giving applause ;)
After Aleksi and I had a wrestling competition we played frisbee and then went to Bloomingoale’s (a big department store). We took a subway back to Times Square and went to have lunch. Later in the evening the boys left for a baseball game as mom and I got ourselves ready for a musical. At 8 o’clock we were sitting in a Broadway hall just about to see the first musical of our lives, the Lion King. And oh, let me tell you it was absolutely amazing. No words can get the right image in your heads, even if I tried to. The music, the lights, the costumes, the dancers, the story, everything. Wow.
Tomorrow is going to be the last full day here in New York and here in the States! Do I really have to go back to Finland..? :/
Day 30, The last full day…
Around noon me and mom went out to do some shopping. We noticed that the whole 7th Avenue was full of these small shops which were selling smoothies, scarves, jewelry, dresses, food… I bought a souvenir and then we walked to Gap store. Unfortunately I wasn’t feeling good at all so I almost ran back to the hotel, took an aspirin and went to sleep.
After a while the boys came back from shopping, and after another while so did mom. I went downstairs with her to ask a few things regarding tomorrow, from the front desk, since I was feeling better. Dad had gone to pick up movie tickets for us. Then we went to have dinner at Olive Garden. The food was again delicious, even though we had to hurry to the cinema.
Mom and I went to see Charlie St. Cloud as the boys saw Despicable Me. We all liked the movies we had seen, I thought Charlie St. Cloud was though very sad also very beautiful and good movie. After the movies we went to a store to get some souvenir candies for our friends back at home. Then we came back to the hotel, packed our bags and wrote some postcards. We’re about to sleep the last night in the US.
This trip has been absolutely amazing. All these views and experiences are gonna stay in our minds forever or at least for a very long time ;) Even though at times we’ve been annoyed by each other we still have had a lot of fun! I’m sure I’m speaking from us all when I say that this trip was a trip of a lifetime, and that we enjoyed it from the day one to the day 30! :)
The next post will be from our home back in Finland, so it might take a few days for me to update this blog. Be patient and until then, see ya! ;)