Been almost a month since I graduated with a Masters Degree from NJIT. For the past two weeks, I had been touring the different cities of US of A with my parents who had flown in from India. Having been holed up in New Jersey, and Newark of all cities, my folks visiting and us travelling together was sweeter than God’s Nectar.
First two days were spent exploring the various streets and avenues of the majestic city of New York. Starting from the downtown, we went around Lady Liberty standing tall, paid our homage at the WTC memorial sites and were held in awe by the new One World building.
Moving up, walked through the wall street and the financial district, and even saw a bagpiper band performing!
And the fact that I’ve been here for two years and know which subway train number goes where helped save loads of time and of course money since one would’ve had to get tickets for bus rides around the city. The best part of it all was that my parents were really taken by the city. They were breathing in the New York air, something I’d say every person dreams of once in his life. We walked around all day, visiting the Brooklyn Bridge, walking down Lexington and Park Avenues; where one can see New Yorkers going in and out of the office buildings all day long, carrying their bags and files.
The next day we started late and ended up strolling around in Central Park. Visited the famous Bathesda terrace and fountain, had sandwiches by the lake, walked around more. It was in the evening when we finally took a train to go see the Empire State building and go up to see the skyline. From the 86th floor of this building, one can truly behold and admire the beauty, the vastness and grandeur of the City of New York. Stayed up there for an hour and a half. Watched as the sun drifted down into its slumber, lifting the veil for the stars to come out and the city to glimmer with its thousand lights all around.