December 9-13, 2011
We decided it was time to take my parents and aunt to New York City. Christmas was coming up and we’d never been there in the winter, so we booked flights, got an apartment in SODO through VRBO and headed east. I didn’t feel like carrying around my heavy DSLR, so all these photos are with an iPhone 4 or 4s. Not great quality, but they caught the moments.
We walked south to the Apple Store on 5th Ave (a must-stop for me). B&H photo was a treat, as always. We then hooked up with our friends Randy and Chris and their two kids. It was a short meeting, but very nice to see them. Next stop: Grand Central Station and the brand new Apple Store. The entire mezzanine shown below is the store.
Touring ground zero was amazing, especially considering the last time we were here, it was a hole full of twisted metal and soil. They are doing an INCREDIBLE job here. It’s very powerful and we very much enjoyed the visit and had heavy hearts for the people who were lost and the loved ones they left behind.
One night Heidi and I met up with our friends Lee and Tiffany and spent a few super fun hours at Duff’s bar in Brooklyn. It’s a famous hard rock/heavy metal bar that was quite interesting. We had a great time!