We definitely felt we would never sleep again while in New York City. While Washington had a lot more history to take in, NYC was filled with shopping and fun. We covered all of the must-sees: Times Square (and the huge candy bars at Hershey’s), Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building (even more beautiful views at night), Central Park (where we bought hot-dogs, pretzels, and pizza), 9/11 Memorial, Wall Street, but we also squeezed in a subway ride and a trip to Chinatown. Since my students love theater, favorites included the Broadway show “Jersey Boys” and a tour of Radio City Music Hall (they had had the Tony Awards there the night before!) where we got to meet a Rockette.
At the end of the trip, I was so proud of my students! Not everyone can travel like this, always on the move. For 5 days, they had slept only 4 hours each night, and, although there were some bumps (girl drama… blisters…), we all survived and arrived back in Reno with more experiences and cool things to share than we ever thought possible. Not sure if I would want to do this trip with them every year though. It’s been a month and I’m still exhausted!