Dear Map Giver,
When you handed me this blank map it was my first real day in New York City. I’m from New Mexico and I was there for my sister’s wedding. I had a week to explore the city before the wedding. The map you gave me became a sort of theme for my trip. I wanted to fill that map with so many memories that would make the map full and interesting. I didn’t want to let you down. [<—you definitely didn’t. thank you!]
This extra paper will act as a kind of “key” to the map of some of the highlights.
#1 —> [roller skate] -> I danced at a disco roller skate dance party in Central Park for about an hour. Apparently it happens weekly. Dancing with me was a guy in a fruit costume. He had big fake boobs and a parrot.
#2 —> [smile] —> I ran into a friend from New Mexico. Neither of us knew the other was in New York. His name is Dylan.
#3 —> [$] —> I went to Occupy Wall Street twice. The first time I walked from the protest to actual Wall Street and started crying after seeing all the men in suits and ties. The second time I got to hear the protesters speak. It was pretty inspirational. Now that I am home there is an Occupy Albuquerque. It’s interesting to see how the protest has spread.
#4—> [water] —> I sat on the dock for the boat that takes people to the Statue of Liberty (it was late at night so we could get away with it). I sat there with a good friend from from art school and totally geeked out on life.
#5 —> [boxed star] —> Me and my friend were dressed up like lizards. We painted our faces and put on loads of glitter. At Times Square we tried to get into other people’s photographs. We got into probably 50 photographs. Eventually tourist families from all around the world started asking us if we would get into their photographs.
#6 —> [<—>] —> My sister was staying in a super fancy hotel. She had a ladies’ night. We learned how to do the sissy brunch [?] and put good smelling herbs into pouches for the wedding.
#7 —> [pink, green, red stripes] —> In the fashion district, I went to an incredible store called Evolution, where they have loads of skeletons and [?] and weird things. Also saw one of my favorite bands at Errre [?] play.
#8 —> [purple and red hatching] —> Tried to find Williamsburg. Found the wrong part and later returned to an amazing art opening to see a friend and go to the closing of an art collective.
Thanks for the map. Enjoy!
P.S. My geography is prolly kinda off
New York City is sorta the opposite of New Mexico