Friday, September 14, 2007

Becky on my block

So as I'd mentioned (forever ago), Becky Block, my good friend from college, came into town a couple weeks ago. Here's the recap with just a small portion of the pictures. Of course Becky and I took a million.
I picked up Becky from the airport and we made a quick stop by my (then current) apartment to drop off her things. Then we headed down to the financial district so she could see my new place, as well as a few touristy things down there. Of course we went to China Town. Becky said she wanted a new wallet and maybe a bag. I told her she would change her mind once she saw China Town. She definitely did, and ended up getting much more than she'd anticipated. She was nervous to negotiate so I told her I would do it for her. After two purchases she tried it out herself, and was a natural by the time we'd left.

Becky's first subway ride.

On my roof at my new place. This was a week before I moved in.

In front of my old apartment.

Dinner at the Shake Shack with Mike and Steve.

After dinner we were walking toward the Empire State Building. I told Becky I would take a picture of her and was getting set when this lady bum walked up behind me and spit on my back! Can you believe that?! That was officially the worst thing that's happened to me in NYC. I was SO disgusted, but glad at least it wasn't something worse. (A friend of a friend was actually peed on by a bum.) That spot on my back is the nasty bum saliva.

Obviously I had to buy a new shirt, so I went into a tourist shop and and was glad for the excuse to get another Yankees shirt.

Taking a soda break.

After dinner and our soda stop in Bryant Park we headed over to Times Square.

My favorite picture of the whole weekend.

Sunday we went to brunch at Crepes on Columbus and then did a little more walking around in the midtown area. Here we are goofing around in FAO Schwarz. We are both anti-Harry Potter.

On my friend Chelsie's roof. I love the stark contrast between Central Park and the buildings.

Sunday evening we walked the Brooklyn Bridge. This was the first time I'd done this and decided it's one of my favorite touristy things. It was an absolute perfect evening, weather wise. We left at the perfect time also. When we got half way the sun was setting and the sky was gorgeous. (That picture I put up a couple posts ago was from walking across the bridge.) The skyline was beautful as the buildings started looking a little bluish and the lights started filling up the windows. There were great views of the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, and the skyline. It really made me wish the Twin Towers were still there.

I love my Manhattan.

After walking the bridge Becky wanted to eat at the Olive Garden so we headed over to Times Square one last time.

I had the best time with Becky out, like I always do. I'm so grateful she can fly for free because it's always so fun having her come visit me in different places. Love you Becky!


katherine said...

Rachel, I just have to say how good you look...seriously, HOT!

Rae said...

Aw, you are a doll face!!

Elise said...

Spit? That is the grossest thing I have ever heard, except for that your friend got peed on. I have a girlfriend that had to literally jump over the pee stream from a bum squatting down, peeing through her pants. NAST.

And, that pic of the bridge that you posted pre-midnight blog, I totally thought you found that on Google Images or something! Good work.

Steve and Rebecca said...

These pictures are AWESOME!! Looks like you had a blast with your friend!