Hello There My Big Apples,
As you know I spent my weekend in New York City. I went to stay with my friend Henry and then I met up briefly with Porkstar, one of my blogger friends.
I have to say that I had the best time of my life. Henry let me stay with him and his mother, and his street reminded me of Barcelona down to the smells and the design of the streets. Even the cleaning agents she used and the apartment style were like that in Barcelona.
Henry went out of his way to make sure I had fun. He drove me around the city, brought a camera and filmed the trip, and went out of his way to make sure I had a great time, and I will never forget that.
Some of the things we did:
-Visited Ellis Island
- Saw the Empire State Building
-Took Pictures of the Wall Street Bull
-Went to Times Square
-Ate gelatto in his Italian neighborhood in the Bronx
- Ate a home cooked meal from his Puerto Rican mother ( she was so nice )
- Quickly drove by Ground Zero (It's under construction)
I was only there for two days (one full day) and we had fun. I will have to write more later.
One thing that we did was try and research my great-grandparents in the Ellis Island records. I could not find a trace of them, which broke my heart. I really wanted to see it for myself, but there are so many variations on the spelling of their names that I will just have to keep trying. I am pretty sure they passed through Ellis Island. They were Russian immigrant Jews living in New York. I did get a little teary eyed passing by the Statue of Liberty on the ferry. The same view they had over a hundred years ago. I wondered what went through their minds when they saw the statue.
We took tons of pictures, and I owe Henry and Porkstar some of my pics.
At the end of my stay as mentioned above, I met Porkstar, one of my fellow bloggers. He, Henry and I had dinner at Uno's and talked about his recent trip to Europe.
He is so dirty on his blog, but kinda shy in person.
Anyway, time for me to get ready for work. I am so tired, and the plane rides back kinda sucked, but I need to get paid. So off to work I go.