New York City - Day 2

Monday, January 19, 2015

Our second day revolved around Jimmy Fallon, which was completely fine because Zach was so excited about it. Somehow I was lucky enough to score tickets to the taping- even though the queue site kept crashing and it took me selecting dates over and over and over before the link finally worked. I was literally about to give up, and on my last try it finally worked! Zach was hysterical when I told him. Definitely one of the highlights of his little life :)

Day 2 Journal:
We woke up bright and early to catch a subway train to the Staten Island Ferry. The ferry departed at 9 a.m., and of course we somehow managed to take the train headed the opposite direction. Luckily, it didn't take me long to realize, so we hopped off and jumped on the train heading in the right direction. This was the only time we got "lost" on the subway, so we did pretty well overall. We somehow managed to make it to the ferry on time, too.

The ferry was really cute and precious- I know I say that a lot, but it was. We stepped outside as we approached the Statue of Liberty. We didn't get any good pictures in front of it unfortunately. I had a lady with a professional camera take our picture, but they FLOPPED. Laney could've taken a better picture than the "professional" lady.

The Statue of Liberty was TINY. A friend told me not to waste money taking a tour to the island to see it, and I'm so glad we didn't! Seeing it from the ferry was enough. I would've been upset if we had paid to see it after seeing how small it was. It was really cool getting to see it in person though, regardless of its size!

While we waited on our return ferry, we listened to a local musician play. Look up Gabriel Aldort- he was really talented. We almost bought one of his CD's while we waited, but we saw that he's on iTunes as well so we didn't.

We had lunch at the Shake Shack inside Grand Central Station. We encountered the only rude person of our entire trip here. The cashier is a very unhappy lady to say the least.. Anyway- Zach and I wanted to see Grand Central because we were obsessed with Gossip Girl. One of the first scenes of episode one is filmed in Grand Central. Too bad we didn't "spot" Blake Lively while we were there.

We took a stroll up Fifth Avenue afterwards to find Rockefeller Center for Jimmy Fallon. The confirmation email was really vague on the location of ticket pick-up, but luckily we found it easily. The rest of our day was consumed by waiting in line for Jimmy Fallon. We stood for six hours at least- I was miserable. I can't stand for long periods of time without feeling sick, so it really took its toll on me. It was completely worth it though. Zach had the time of his life. We were seated 4 or 5 rows back, so it felt like we could reach out and touch Jimmy Fallon. He seemed like the nicest person and had the best attitude the entire time- always talking to everyone with respect and he had so much enthusiasm about everything.


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