Saturday, August 9, 2008

Traveling Back to the City of My Birth

Well, we just returned from a trip to NYC. It was really a strange trip for me. Everything seemed so much more crowded and dirty than I remember it being eight years ago when I moved south. Maybe I've just gotten used to the slower pace of life and the wide open spaces of country living. If you had told me 10 years ago that I would be living in the country and be able to hear farm animals when I sat outside on the porch, I would have told you that you were nuts! I was born and raised in NYC. I spent the first 10 years of my life in Brooklyn and the next 12 in Staten Island. Aside from going away to school in Indiana, I has never lived outside the city. Now when I go back to visit family, I can't believe I ever lived there.

We had a wonderful time visiting with family and revisiting my favorite pizza place, my old babysitter, our old church . . . some things hadn't changed and other things were so completely different. The kids had a wonderful time and being raised in the south, they talked to everyone they came in contact with. I think they freaked some people out with their friendliness and their fearlessness. I just thought that I would share some pictures from our trip. There are some of the boys eating Italian Ices and Spumoni and a couple of them playing at the park that I used to play at when I was little.

I can't figure out how to get the pictures at the end of the blog post so, I'll just leave it as is.

1 comment:

Guntle Family said...

I think I would like to take Nathan and the kids to NYC/SI for a visit...though, my parents also comment on how dirty and crowded it is nowadays! Fun times though. I am getting hungry now...
PS: To make your pics go to the end of the blog, just drag them all to the bottom of your text after all your pics are uploaded...otherwise you'll have to do it over and over again! Good luck!