Pizzas, Brooklyn Bridge, Sunsets and Cheesecakes!

Pizzas, Brooklyn Bridge, Sunsets and Cheesecakes!

Day 3 was a late start for us after the crazy two days we had already had in New York! We decided to walk to Dumbo (the place not the film) to then walk the Brooklyn Bridge which I was really excited about. However this initial walk took over an hour due to us walking in the wrong direction for half the time! However once we had arrived on the waterfront, the view was worth the wait. DSC_0690 DSC_0688 DSC_0687 It had still been quite cold the past few days so the snow hadn’t completely melted away which made the view even better. After absorbing the view, we headed to Grimaldi’s – famous for its awesome Brooklyn pizza. And it did not disappoint. Danny and I shared a pizza, and luckily we did considering the size! IMG_6896 By the time we had left we were thoroughly stuffed and could barely walk. But the time had come…we were walking the Brooklyn Bridge. IMG_6936 IMG_6924 IMG_6931 DSC_0805 The sights again were amazing, and being able to walk along and hear the cars rushing beneath you was brilliant (Vanessa was less than impressed about this fact when she worked it out!). I also saw the locks post where couples sign a lock and attach it to the bridge, which I thought was incredibly cute. IMG_6945 IMG_6946 IMG_6947 By the time we had finished on the bridge, we were quite far through the afternoon so headed down to the Staten Island Ferry to go see the Statue of Liberty. IMG_6984 We picked the perfect time as by the time we were heading back, the sun was setting and the sky was lit up with pink and blue colours. DSC_0858 DSC_0909 DSC_0910 DSC_0911 After this, Danny and Sophie headed back to Brooklyn as they were going to see BEYONCE in concert, so Adam, Christina and I headed up to the 9/11 memorial. Unfortunately it was closed by the time we arrived, but we got to see Liberty Park and the Freedom Tower. IMG_7089 IMG_7085 IMG_7060 IMG_7059 For dinner we went for something different and had Japanese – it was amazing! IMG_7095 And then it was on to tick a big thing off my bucket list. For years I have wanted to ice skate in Central Park (I had seen it in the movies a lot) IMG_7103 IMG_7104 and I finally got my wish! Adam hadn’t skated in years and Christina had had an accident the last time she skated, but we all braved it and it was so good! IMG_7109 Although Christina has a killer hand grip! Feeling like we deserved a treat, we headed back into the city for the best Cheesecake in NYC (as told from Google) at Juniors. I decided to go for the original new york cheesecake, IMG_7117 and my slice was way more than I could handle – and then Adam’s and Christina’s arrived and they were twice the size! IMG_7116 I did manage to finish though, and it was the best slice of Cheesecake I had ever had! I had some great food today and have some amazing memories to keep forever. IMG_6998 IMG_6916

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