Photo Friday Flashback. – NYC with Lori.

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 A long, long time ago, there were two girls who traveled to New York City.  This was before digital cameras (or at least before either of them owned one), or camera phones.  That’s right – this photo was taken with an old-fashioned point-and-shoot.  One with film that needed to be developed.  The good old days.

When my frousin (friend + cousin) Lori graduated high school, her grandparents gave her the gift of travel.  Lori loves theatre, so NYC, with Broadway and off-Broadway and unscripted performance on the city streets, was her pick when she chose a destination.  Grandma Sue-Sue and Grandpa Jack also paid for a friend of her choice to accompany her to the Big Apple.  Lori’s fiance (now husband) was overseas in the military at the time, so I was fortunate enough to slide into the spot of companion.

We had such a good time.  We walked through Times Square.  Attended three Broadway shows (Aida, Rent, and Movin’ Out).  Visited Ground Zero.  Took a ferry to see the Statue of Liberty.  Almost took a ferry from the Statue of Liberty to New Jersey.  (Oops.)  Attended a stand-up comedy show {which included an incredibly awkward final performer – guy was cray-cray}.  Rode in a horse drawn carriage.  Visited Central Park, specifically Strawberry Fields.  Saw where John Lennon was shot.  Oh and the diner where Meg Ryan’s famous scene in When Harry Met Sally was filmed.  You know the one.

This photo was taken on the top deck of a double-decker tour bus.  We were 18 and 19 years old, two girls from a small town, touring a big city.  It was exhilarating and exciting and so grown-up.

I will always cherish the memories of our travels.  Lori is my oldest friend – as in I’ve been friends with her longer than anyone else, not that she’s old.  {When we were maybe 4 and 5 years old, we would fight about whether we were friends or cousins.  Lori:  We’re friends!  Amy: No, we’re cousins.  Lori:  Friends.  Amy:  Cousins!}  This trip was an adventure and I’m so glad that she invited me along for the experience.  xoxo, Lores!

Have you been to NYC?  Who’s your oldest friend? 

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5 thoughts on “Photo Friday Flashback. – NYC with Lori.

  1. I had forgotten about that crazy last comedian. And as we were walking out he was sarcastically thanking all of us for the great show. What the? But still, you just don’t get those kinds of experiences in a small southwest town, so it was quite worth the price of admission (two drink minimum, we had water). Do you remember the other comedian who claimed to be an innocent good boy so he assigned members of the audience to say the curse words for him? Every time he pointed at us we had to say “balls”.

  2. Sounds like an amazing trip with an amazing friend!

    I grew up in NJ, so I have been to NYC quite often. I even worked there for a very (VERY) short stint after college. But, one of my earliest memories is going to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It was so cold, that my mom brought us inside a Roy Rogers to keep us warm, and we drank hot chocolate. The things you remember!

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