Thursday, April 3, 2008

The Big Apple

In March, Paul got to come with me to New York for a Moot Court competition I was in at Fordham Law School in Manhattan. There were two other guys on the BYU team, Chris and Adam, so the four of us spent a lot of time together, which was a lot of fun. We did a little work for the competition but we tried to spend as much time as possible seeing the city, which Paul hasn't been to since he was in 8th grade.

We were able to go see the UN Headquarters which was surprisingly dingy looking on the inside. I expected culture or sophistication or something but all I got was an oldish 70's-ish building. What was fun about it though were the people in line to go in, all speaking different languages with different looks and different clothes. The outside was cool too with the flags surrounding the buildings.

The four of us spent a lot of time walking around Times Square and Rockerfeller Center. We talked about going to the Late Show or SNL but that never panned out because the Late Show wasn't filming and we had to compete the morning we needed to get tickets to SNL. Instead we went to see "The Phantom of the Opera" on Broadway because Paul had never seen it and "Wicked" was sold out. It was wonderful. It seems like the rest of the time we were trying out all sorts of different foods. We ate turkish, indian, italian, french, soup at the Soup Nazi's restaurant (a highlight for Paul), and of course, a NY pie. So good.

On our last day, Paul and I decided to go to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island while Adam and Chris went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It was freezing but we had a great time riding the ferry and drinking in the skyline which I have missed SO much since my mission. We had a great trip.

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