Tuesday, April 21, 2009

My last days of freedom

This spring break has been a blast for me! C came to visit, I went to visit her, and I also had fun in the city. On Friday, I went to the Tenement Museum (which I had been wanting to go to for a long time). It was really interesting. I was always interested to learn about the big wave of immigration at the turn of the century in my history classes, and here I was right in the heart of it all! This Tenement is located on Orchard street, in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. In the early 1900's, this was the busiest street in the world! I got to go inside an apartment, and one room was left exactly how they found it in the 30's-the rest were decorated how they were during the time period. Let me just say that I will never complain about living in a small space again! The apartments were only 3 rooms (bathroom in the hall), and often people ran a business out of one of the rooms. And they had several kids living in these Tenements! It was a very interesting tour:) This is a picture of the outside of the building, because you were not allowed to take pics inside.

Then on Saturday, Kevin and I had fun in the city. We ate at Bro. Jimmy's BBQ, and then went on a paddle boat ride in Central Park!

Kevin looked so hot rowing that boat I had to snap a pic:)

We also saw little turtle families!

4 comments:

Holly Greco said...

You and Kevin are so cute! I'm glad you had a good sring break! When is the next break you have?

J. said...

Oh what fun! You and Kevin have so many fun memories living the big life in NYC! I DO I DO want to come visit again. sigh. I'm also glad you got a nice spring break. Heaven knows you need it. When does school get out for you?

Capital C said...

Fun! I am glad you made it to the museum and the boating at Central Park made me jealous. And I am impressed ... two blog posts in a week! I love it! How did the pancakes turn out?

Sarah and Nick said...

How fun! I love that you snapped a pic of kevin rowing .... laughing! you guys crack me up