Logan’s impressions on his first trip to New York City:
Loud. New York City is loud. As soon as we landed at La Guardia, I knew that this was going to be a trip for the books. The first thing that blew my mind was the fact that the people in New York are constantly playing Car-Chicken with one another. Our Uber drove so close to other cars I could’ve easily put my hand out the window and given the person next to me a fist-bump. It kinda reminded me of when I was a kid playing bumper cars. I wanted to drive the little car around, but at the last second, I would pull away from the other cars because I was scared of the impact bump.
Busy. I always heard that New York was a very busy city, but I wasn’t prepared for the tsunami of people that washed over me every time I left the hotel in the morning. Also, these people aren’t afraid to elbow you out of the way if you walk too slowly.
But obviously the trip was amazing. Seeing the 9/11 Memorial was an extremely surreal experience that left me wondering how someone could possibly do that to other human beings. However, while it may have left me feeling saddened and kind of hollow, I believe I would’ve regretted it more if I hadn’t seen it.
Broadway’s “Lion King” was even better than I ever could’ve imagined. The musical talent and incredible acting ability portrayed by these people is beyond anything I’ve ever experienced at our little Holy Trinity plays (though those are always very good as well). The costumes are what really left me speechless at the end; you could really tell that each one was crafted by professionals who really cared about their work.
In conclusion, New York City was an incredible trip and I’m very thankful that Annie and Pop brought me along; even if I would never want to live in all that hustle and bustle, I would visit again in a heartbeat.