Thursday, December 18, 2008

follow the effin gps.

We got back really late from New York, but the entire time home I was reading...While I was reading I just kept thinking about all the things I would be doing while I'm living in New York, I'm not even sure if I remember what I was reading...

Anyway, it was our first family trip that all five of us went on in god knows how long. Not only was it enjoyable, but it was just a typical family trip. I don't know about other families, but all five of us do not exactly have the same personality. My dad for one is very very calm, and can withstand anything as long as he has a beer. My mom on the other hand just wants everyone to be happy, she doesn't care what we are doing as long as her children are enjoying it. My two sisters are a little different, Cheyenne likes to do her thing, shes not gonna sit around and wait for something, she has her own agenda, and she skips to her own beat. Josi has a hidden agenda, but will usually just do what everyone else wants to do while sneaking in her secret objectives. Me on the other hand, I for the most part could care less what we do as long as I'm having a good time, some days I'll be in a great mood, and some days I won't...I have a temper, and I'm quite the sarcastic person. But....and I say but because I truly believe as long as I've had my sleep and maybe a cup of coffee, I can handle anything and I'll enjoy myself as I go no matter what we do. So - after all these personality traits clash, you have simply a big bang of different styles which usually results in a few arguments, a few attitudes, and some hateful facial expressions...but with all that being said, I had a great time, and I wouldn't of changed a thing. We simply tackled New York City in approximately 24 hours. 

On the way there and on the way back we had a knock-out fight between human directions and simply following the gps. My theory is, these gps devices may be wrong sometimes but the majority of the time if you type in an address, it will get you there, regardless of what roads it so happens to take. We didn't necessarily abide by these theories that I believe in. Instead, we decided to yell and scream about which turn we should take and what lane to be in for half of the trip. At one point I finally lost it and blurted out "follow the effin gps." But you can only imagine for yourself what I really said. Anywho, I researched a few things to do and saw a timeline online of how to conquer new york city in 48 hours, except one small problem, we only had about 24 hours. So we cut out a few things and basically made our own timeline. We hit almost every major store in New York...very briefly for some and we stayed longer for others...We took a carriage ride around central park, and ate at a family style restaurant, indulged into new york pizza a few times, and shopped our faces off at every possible department store there was. My dad and I actually caught a few z's right outside of macy's during one of the most populated times of the day. We were exhausted from all the walking from street to street, and from avenue to avenue. I certainly didn't want to go into Macy's, it had 9 floors, how do you even begin to shop in something that massive?

Overall it was a great little family vacay, and I'm so glad we got the chance to spend some time together. It's been a while. New York is definitely overwhelming but in the same tone, it is quite the charmer. I fell in love the first  10 minutes I was there. It has anything and everything you could imagine. My views on just being there for day - I definitely foresee that I will have an awesome time being there but I just can't see myself living there for a long period of time after. I am to in love with the style fredericksburg has layed upon me, and what I am used to in Clemson. I love the city atmosphere, all the people, the high-class food, the top of the line stores. But what NYC doesn't have to offer is the little main street deli that I eat at in Central, South Carolina, where on any given day I might not see a single person but as long as I'm with my roommates and I get my tomato basil bisque I'm happy. Or the effect of driving down River Road to see my grandparents, and knowing that it will take me 7 minutes to get there from my house wether it be at 10 in the morning on a Monday, or rush hour on a friday afternoon. Somehow I'll need to find something that strikes a nerve with all these feelings I have, and find my happy place one day, who knows where it will be..but it has to be out there...somewhere.

I'm off to finishing my book, or atleast I hope so...

FOLLOW the gps...trust me.

goodnight to all. 

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