The end of my time in New York approached slowly, then came all at once. I seemed like there would always be a tomorrow, until one day there wasn’t. I always knew that day wouldn’t be easy, and as excited as I was for graduation, I was all too aware that the excitement would be … More new york, I love you
It feels much stranger than I thought it would, being finished with school. There is no next class, next paper, next semester. It’s overwhelming. And surreal. For 12 years, I have been working on my “higher education”, and maybe it’s been something of a security blanket. When I graduated high school, there was college in … More after the storm
With graduation right around the corner, the past few weeks have been all about finishing up my remaining class work and completing my thesis (I think I’m about 90% there). This is how I’ve been spending most of my “free” time, but I’ve still managed to have fit in some fun new experiences. And I … More a quick trip to D.C.
Last weekend was one of those perfect New York weekends that reminds me just how much I will miss living here after graduation. On Saturday morning, I woke up early to go bridesmaid dress shopping for my sister’s wedding in August (which I’m so excited for!) Spring has finally arrived in the city and even … More all the things I’ll miss
For my 18th birthday, March 26, 2005, my dad took me to New York City for the first time. I had been dying to go for a couple of years at this point, and it was pretty much the greatest birthday present ever. My cousin joined us on the trip and we stayed at the … More twelve years later, in the city I love
Our last day in Montreal came too soon. The weather forecast was calling for a big snow storm to reach us in the afternoon, so we planned some indoor activities. Up first was the Chateau Ramezay, a historic house museum that was originally constructed in 1705 for then-governor of Montreal, Claude de Ramezay. I love … More au revior, montreal! hello, amtrak!
On our second day in Montreal, we decided to venture a little farther away from the hotel. I had heard good things about a neighborhood called Le Plateau-Mont-Royal and about a bagel place called the St. Viateur Café. Montreal has an underground metro system so we checked out the map and decided on a route. … More bagels and the subway: the same but oh, so different
Our first full day in Montreal began with a delicious breakfast at our hotel. And it was free! Complete with lattes, espresso…whatever kind of coffee you wanted! After breakfast, Lyle and I headed out to the Centre d’histoire de Montreal (Old Montreal History Museum). The museum showcases the history of the city and is located … More bitterly cold, but beautiful
Our journey to Montreal began at Penn Station. The train was scheduled to depart at 8:15 and after being advised to get there early (if we didn’t we might not get to sit together) Lyle and I decided to get there around 6:30. Before getting in line to board, you’re required to check in with … More journey to old montreal
As I write this, I’m sitting on a train that’s rolling through upstate New York, about three hours into the eleven-hour journey from New York City to Montreal. It’s is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time; to go to Montreal and to go by train. And even though I’m checking something off … More be here now