Monday, 30 October 2017

New York - (Day 1) - Lots of walking and a surprise...

When I was thinking about putting my holiday posts together, I was going to highlight my favourite parts. After a poll on twitter, most people said they would prefer more of a diary approach, so that's what I'm going to do. If you weren't aware that I went away, I took a trip to America touring New York, New Orleans and Atlanta for two weeks with boyfriend and today's post is about our first full day in New York.

Having already been to New York, this was my second time in the Big Apple. I was very excited to come back and experience it all with Matthew, as I knew it would be somewhere he would enjoy. For our first venture out we walked the High Line which is a disused rail track that has been turned into a public park and walkway on which you can take in the sights of Manhattan.

New York High Line Travel Blog
New York High Line Travel Blog
New York High Line Travel Blog
New York High Line Travel Blog

As much as its a lovely walk to do, I wouldn't say it was my favourite part of New York. It's great to get your bearings and dip your toe into the city, but if you don't have time for it, you aren't missing out on much... but there are lots of water points along the way which is a bonus if you've brought your own water bottle which we did.

Whilst on our walk, we passed the infamous Chelsea Market. I knew that my dreams of having deep fried Oreos were going to be lived in here. When we finished the walk, we ventured back to the building and walked around in awe of all the amazing eateries dotted around the fantastic interior. Chelsea Market has a history dating back to the 1800s when it was used as a biscuit factory making everyone's favourite, the Oreo (...and many other biscuits). Inside it is visually stunning which brick walls, solid steel beams and complementing accents such as the flower adorned clock hanging from the ceiling.
New York Chelsea Market Travel Blog
New York Chelsea Market Travel Blog
New York Chelsea Market Travel Blog
New York Chelsea Market Creamline Deep Fried Oreos Travel Blog
Although there were so many great choices for food here, we were still full from our breakfast and the heat wasn't helping. Of course I had to get my deep fried Oreos from Creamline as it was my destiny. I offered Matt one but he wasn't having it, so I ate all four to myself dipped in whipped cream. This was my first big treat of the holiday and it was well worth it.

When I'd finished these, it was time to hit the road again and start walking. We decided we would head downtown and see the Charging Bull and finish in Battery Park. We walked and walked through numerous neighbourhoods taking in every bit of Manhattan. We even did some shopping on the way which gave us a much needed walking break.

After we had a nosy at the Charging Bull and the Fearless Girl, we headed on down to Battery Park to take in the sights and get a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty. By this point it was getting time for the sun to set, so we decided to stop and see. As we waited around, I felt that Matt's persistence to get the perfect view for the sunset had to mean something... And it did. He asked me to marry him as the sun set in the view of the Lady Liberty and of course I said YES!

New York Battery Park Statue of Liberty Travel Blog
Engagement New York Battery Park Ring
New York Battery Park Statue of Liberty Travel Blog
Engagement New York Ring Urban Outfitters

We ventured back to the Urban Outfitters that we'd been in earlier and got a few cheeky photo booth snaps as a newly-engaged couple on the way back. After this, I'm not going to lie to you, we got the Subway back to the hotel and were asleep shortly after toasting our engagement with a bottle of fizz.

If you're interested in the rest of our trip, make sure to keep checking back, or follow me on Twitter!
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2 comments

  1. Awww congratulations! Love your photo booth snaps - brilliant!!!!!

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  2. Congratulations! And what a gorgeous backdrop for a proposal! x

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