I have been looking forward to New York since I heard about the trip! We started off the day driving to New York which was about 3 hours. We ate at a public gas station for lunch. Then we had time to go to Central Park which was so nice with all its statues, ponds, and grassy fields. From Central Park we went to the Metropolian Museum of Art, also known as the Met. We saw so many cool art exhibits like medieval bedrooms and art from famous painters like Van Gogh ( which was my favorite ). After that we met Mike our tour director. The first place he took us to was Grand Central Station. It was so beautiful! It was cool to learn about the history of it. Then we saw a bunch of buildings that had filmed famous TV shows like Jimmy Fallon, SNL, and Friends. After that we saw Rockerfeller Center where we could see in the Today Show windows. There was a woman who was taking pictures at the desk they all sit at and we photo bombed her photos. When she saw us she took a video of us. Then we walked to Times Square. Which was so cool to see in person. We went into the Toys R Us that has a Ferris wheel. I wanted to go into the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., we did but not as long as in there as I would have liked. I did get a shirt though! We also had lunch at Times Square. I had street meat, a gyro. Which was good. Then we went and saw Matilda! It was my first Broadway play, to actually see on Broadway, and I was not disappointed. I encountered many different people people with costumes. Conversation with the local people was different because they would try and sell me stuff or ask if I wanted a picture with them. I declined all their offers. New York is much bigger than Norman population wise. And New York is like the capitol of the world. While Norman just has the college OU. It makes Norman feel small even though it is bigger land wise. Customs and traditions new to me were a lot of people all in one place and doing all kinds of different stuff. People live in apartments and do some interesting jobs. Mike, our tour director, helped us really get a feel for Manhattan. He would tell us little facts from his childhood like how in Grand Central Station he didn't know that the ceiling was painted blue because of all the cigar smoke. Or how he would ditch school to get good seats at the Rockerfeller Christmas tree lighting. Which was funny to hear. Over all it was a great day! I'm really excited to have another day to explore NYC!