Hello all! I am currently interning in New York City at NBC Universal. Feel free to read about some of my interesting experiences as a homegrown southern girl in this fast-paced city!
This is the first time that I didn’t spend the Fourth of July with my family back in the big city of Wagener, SC. Just the other day, I was thinking about what I was missing back home, one being my dad’s garden. This is the first year that I will go without my dad’s organic goodies such as sweet corn and watermelon that I could have whenever I pleased.
Throughout the day, I was craving a good burger and grilled chicken. I am a southern country girl at heart where cookouts last well after the food has run out and kids run around aimlessly. You can imagine how I felt when I got word that my family decided randomly to have a part 2 of the celebration the next day.
However, while in the Big Apple I decided to venture out, who knows when I will have the chance to see the New York City skyline plus amazing fireworks? At first, I was skeptical that the weather would be downright dreadful because of Hurricane Arthur brewing. I just knew the rain would literally dampen my mood and my activities. Thank goodness it held off for a fun day/night.
That evening I went to go meet up with fellow NBCUniversal interns in lower Manhattan at the Pier Party located on Southside Seaport with live music, great food, and the Macy’s Fireworks show on the Brooklyn Bridge. We ate at this cute little restaurant where I had a pita melt out of this world, and sadly, I can’t remember the name of the place. Yeah, I didn’t get a chance to eat the typical cookout food, but hey, it was still good eats.
Later, we went to the bridge. The word crowded cannot accurately explain the atmosphere on the FDR expressway. Leave it up to New York to shut down a whole highway and a bridge for its extravagant fireworks, but hey, I wasn’t complaining. While just sitting and chatting, I took a few photos from my view and of some of the firework you should check out in the “GOT Media” tab. The fireworks were beautiful an it was a great way to end the Fourth with a bang.
Sunday, a group of interns and I hopped on the ferry and ventured over to Lady Liberty herself. It was such a pretty day out. This was the first time that I’ve ever been so close! I have a view of the Statue of Liberty from my apartment, but it was so cool to be up-close and personal. Needless to say I took dozens of pictures! Again, feel free to check them out. From there, we went over to Ellis Island and toured the museum over there. After a long, exciting, and sunny day I was exhausted. However, I don’t think there was a better way to end my Fourth of July weekend!