07-21-2007, 11:38 AM
So this past week, I went to Boston and New York City with my dad and brother. It was the first time I had been to either places, and it was incredibly fun. Boston was beautiful, we walked around and saw the Revolutionary War sites, Fenway Park, the harbor, etc... Then in New York we went to the Empire State Building, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a Yankees game (where, God help me, I actually cheered for the Yankees), saw a taping of the Late Show with David Letterman (which is actually across the street from the DC Comics office), saw Times Square, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, and generally took in the atmosphere. It was especially cool to go from Boston to New York (and then back again a few days later) on a train, since I had never been on Amtrak before. To be honest, I preferred Boston over NYC because it was far less hectic and more laid back, plus it was a lot less cramped and overwhelming. It was funny though, our hotel in Boston was really nice, then we got to NYC and the lobby and exterior of our hotel was nice, and the room was gross (peeling/cracking paint on the walls, nasty looking carpet, bathroom window sealed with duct tape, etc...). Still, it was a great time, it was really fun and exciting to go somewhere that felt completely different than what I'm used to.