Day 4 – our last day in New York City.
Jay wanted to see Wall Street, so we took a moment for a photo. While there was no formal line to get a picture in front of the bull, plenty of people were trying to do it.
Since that kind police officer foiled our plans to visit Century 21 on Wednesday, we decided to head that direction. I quickly learned that discount shopping in NYC isn’t the same as discount shopping at our outlet malls or at the consignment stores in K-town. A whole city block full of discount shoes and clothing and I purchased one item – a work out top. Everything else either didn’t fit properly or was too expensive (hello European designer shoes!)
Jay stopped for lunch next door and got a couple of slices of pizza. Since the small restaurant was standing room only, we found a flower planter on the sidewalk outside and took a seat while he ate. Although I had been depressed about my unsuccessful shopping attempt, I was quickly given a dose of perspective as we crossed the street and saw where the World Trade Center buildings use to stand. It had changed a lot since my visit four years ago.
While I felt sad just remembering that tragic event, it also saddened me to see how life was still going on. Building projects on the site and the pedestrians as they hustled by without a glance seemed to say that this was just another block on the streets of New York. I suppose that I am looking at it all wrong and it’s actually a testament to the strength and the resilience of the people of New York.
Our only other stop for the day was Central Park.
We had forgotten to get pictures of the spot where Jay proposed, and we decided to head back since we had a little spare time. My dramatic side got the best of me and I decided a little reenactment was in order. After savoring the moment (again), we headed back on the subway and to the ferry. Our trip to NYC was over. Our journey through New Jersey had just begun. Somewhere in all my planning, I didn’t consider that we would be heading out of town right at 5 o’clock. We didn’t reach Ohio until well into the night. Good thing I sleep easily in the car!
Next MM&M stop for me? The wedding planning! (Can you tell I'm trying to drag this out to post about the wedding on our anniversary?)