Brandy Totherow Rough Draft!!!
19 September 2008
One of the very first trips I took alone, with no parents or family was to New York City in the spring. I had never even been out of the state really without my mom and dad right beside me and it was so exciting. The trip took almost sixteen hours on a small charter bus with the rest of my senior classmates. All I really remember about the trip there was the large amount of pain I was in on the way there. Of all people to sit in front of, I just so happened to sit in front of the tallest girl on the whole bus and was unable to lay my seat back for the entire trip, and needless to say I was a little cramped and very sleepy.
We arrived into the city, on a cool spring morning. The buildings shaded the sidewalks and made walking feel like you were in wind storm. As we all walked down the side walk, I noticed young kids and families ice skating. I thought it was very odd, because where I am from I have never been ice skating outdoors, let alone in the spring of all seasons.
Our bus and tour guide took us on a very in depth tour of the city and some of its magnificent buildings and attractions. And after that we were paired up into groups of five and we were given a list of all the things we could do in a particular place in New York and were set free to roam about the area of the city as we liked. The teachers gave us a few tips to keep in mind, reminded us to stay together, and reminded us of our time to meet back together to return to our hotel. The amount of freedom they had given us was unimaginable to my young naïve mind and all I wanted to do was roam around unsupervised.
In my group there was four girls including myself and one guy, and the first stop we decided to make was a studio tour of NBC. The NBC studio is located right at Rockefeller Center.
It was cold in the spring, the buildings shaded the sidewalks and made walking feel like you were...