Twenty minutes later, we finally make it to our hotel room. We booked two rooms at the “New York Marriot Marquis”. One for my mother and I, and another for my brother and father. I put the key in the door and I begin to open it. The room was so spacious and clean, and had an amazing view of the city. I ask my mom if it was okay to go for a walk around the city, since our hotel was so close by. She accepted so I grabbed my phone and headed out the door.
I start to walk around and take pictures of the tall buildings and billboards. Continuing with taking pictures, the smell of garbage circled around my nose. I begin to look to my left and I see a homeless man and less than ten feet down was another homeless man. I start to notice that everywhere I look, there was someone that was homeless. Never have I ever seen so many homeless people in my life. I decide to give the two homeless men that were close together five dollars each. I did not want to give one person five dollars and leave the other completely alienated. I wish I was able to give everyone that was homeless money.
As it was getting close to dark, I start to head back to the room to meet up with my brother and p...
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...unded by performers that inspire me to follow my dreams. Being crowded by people who are happy and enjoying themselves made me have a good, warm feeling inside. Toward the end of the performances and events that occurred. The rest of the night ended with amazing and colorful fireworks. The fireworks overall lasted about 30 minutes, and every second was worth watching.
The following day, we headed back home to Louisiana. Going to New York was a different experience for me. I met people who were funny, helpful, rude, nice, and also homeless. I ate amazing food and I had my first uber ride. I enjoyed viewing historical figures and places that made this country and world what it is today. My trip to New York is one memory I will cherish forever and will continue visiting. Like my dad said, “One thing I can say about New Yorkers is they definitely ain’t from Louisiana.”
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