The day started early of us once again with a trip to Union Square Market. There were a few vendors when we first arrived but there was enough to tempt us into buying apples and a few of us bought some slices of cake from a local bread vendor. After briefly stopping at home base, we made our way to Gay Men’s Health Crisis. The two ladies working the front desk were a whoot! Workers from numerous departments came and shared a little about what they do at the center. We look toward to our first day of volunteering and meeting the clients during lunch. The next epic adventure we experienced was a trip to Stanton Island to see the Statue of Libearerty and the awsome city line on the return trip.
Tomorrow we are venturing to Good Morning America and Time Square before we head off to our volunteer experience.
Rya & Jen
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The World Trade Center.
The Statue of Liberty via Staten Island Ferry.
We made it safe and sound! Both the drive to Milwaukee and the plane ride went incredibly fast!! The city bus ride and the subway was a whole new adventure for our group but we persevered and made it safely to our home away from home in China Town. After unpacking, we ventured out to explore other parts of China Town and even wandered through parts of Little Italy. We ate at The Famous Cozy for our first official NYC dinner and ten split up to so some site seeing and shopping. Rya took a lot of nice pictures of our travels today but is being studious and cannot post them till tomorrow. The day has been long and all of us girls need our beauty rest
Up, up, and away!
- Home is where the heart is.
Uptown girls–all smiles now that we can navigate the subway… somewhat!
Hunger got the best of us as we navigated our way through Chinatown and Little Italy. What’s better than a slice of New York pizza? One slice as big as your head and only four dollars!
Today was such an amazing day of “firsts.” For some it was their first time flying, for others it was their first time on a subway. We can all agree that it was the first, amazing day of seven incredible days to come! Stay tuned!
For our trip there will be two bloggers, Rya Montgomery and myself, Jen Koch. We are looking forward to getting to know those who work and visit Gay Man’s Health Club (GMHC) and other diverse opportunities available in New York. As a group we are all excited to share our experiences via pictures and experiential stories.
Till next Saturday,
Jen and Rya