|Cute Little Washington Square Garden|
Today was another tiring but also exciting day. For example, I'm not sure my alarm went off today at 5:00. Maybe it was too far away from me! All I know is that I woke up at 5:45 rushing to get downstairs and not be late to catch the Amtrak bus. Thankfully I didn't, but it was still a pretty scary and stressful situation! After the Amtrak bus brought us to New York City, we stopped and ate at a diner. It was pretty exciting because it was my first time visiting New York. Surprisingly, New York reminded of Chicago with its magnificent skyscrapers, cool breeze, and concrete jungle. However, there were still some slight differences such as New York having a little garden called Washington Square Garden-actually the largest in-city garden in the U.S.-in the middle of the city right next to NYU.
|Look at Who We Encountered at Columbia... Some of the Columbia Cohort!|
|Fatty and Gigantic New York Pizza! Yummy!|
When the Columbia tour concluded, we decided to get lunch/dinner at Kolets which is a controversial New York pizza joint. It was the first time I ever had New York pizza and it was delicious, but also so huge and fatty. I have a feeling if my doctor asks me why I have heart problems 30 years from now, I'll be able to point to this. After feeling fat, we decided to see the Statue of Liberty from Battery Park. It was pretty cool seeing it in real life than in just only pictures. It made me feel very patriotic and what good timing as tomorrow is 4th of July!
In conclusion, today brought some more college insights such as helping me see if I want to go to an urban or suburban colleges or if I want classes dedicated to my major or classes that cover a whole variety of subjects. It was also pretty exciting seeing New York for the first time and some exciting landmarks there. I wonder what I'll discover in Philly tomorrow as I did today in New York!