Thursday, July 30, 2015

MAINE

My friend Janice and I took a short trip to Maine for the weekend. This is the Nubble Lighthouse.


Janice and I 

We went to Maine in July thinking the weather would be nice, but a little hot and we got the exact opposite. It was 65 degrees and I didn't even bring a jacket because it was 90 degrees in NYC. Towards the end of the trip I bought a sweatshirt, but it didn't do me any good because I waited too long to buy it. 


Seals have taken over this little island. 





We took a boat tour to see some of the lighthouses. This picture was taken after I had been hit by a huge salt water wave. That was fun. :)







Such a tiny lighthouse. 


I love the architecture of the houses here. The designs are very colonial and I see that a lot in the east coast, but I feel like the houses have more character here because of it. 

I wish I could live on this island. Such nice houses! 



Thursday, July 23, 2015

Helicopter Ride Over New York City

For my 28th birthday (I still can't believe I am 28) I decided to go on a helicopter ride over NYC! I was really nervous, but I am glad I did it because it was such a wonder and relaxing experience.
 
 
 I booked my ride with New York Helicopter and go to a Pier downtown where they have all of these helicopters that just come in and out the whole time as they take passengers. There were different kinds of helicopters. The helicopter I was on could fit 6 people, but there was only 5 of us on it thankfully and I was seated forward in the back.
 
First selfie and I think I nailed it! I went on the 25 minute ride, which takes you up the Hudson all the way to the George Washington Bridge.
 
 I was on the left side of the helicopter so for the first part of the ride I got a view of New Jersey and on the way back I got the view of New York.

 The weather was really nice, but there was a little fog, but I will take it.

 George Washington Bridge


 Central Park

Midtown Manhattan
I love all the buildings and their different heights.
 



 Downtown Manhattan
 
 I think this is the best view of the Statue of Liberty and the closest I have been in a long time.

 More of Downtown.

 Descending from the helicopter.
 
 
I honestly didn't take that many pictures because I was enjoying myself too much, but I would love to do this again and it was such a different way to experience New York.