Coney Island: A NYC last hurrah

Life is moving once again.

Currently, I'm back in good ol' Columbia, Missouri. Contrary to popular belief, I have not graduated. I am taking staff photo at the Columbia Missourian at the moment — I have not taken it before. And I am super excited to be back with my friends, closer to my family, and in the part of 'mericuh that I recognize.

Before I left New York, though, good ol' Tyler Jackson, my boyfriend, came to visit me. Tyler had never been to New York, so he had a laundry list of things he wanted to see — and there were some things I hadn't seen, either! So we spent the week he was there running around sightseeing. One of those places was, of course, Coney Island.

After an insane subway ride to Brooklyn that included breakdowns and crazy people in our car (naturally), we made it to Coney Island. We immediately ran to get some food — not only were we starving, but had been saving ourselves for theme park food, and, of course, Nathan's Famous.

Both of us had a fantastic time on Coney Island. I have a sort of carnival fetish and Tyler really loves carnival food, so it was perfect. Plus, Coney Island is the most ideal spot for people watching in the world, I believe.

It was a great last hurrah for New York City. And after driving 21 hours straight, starting at 5 a.m. on Long Island and ending at 12:30 a.m. (with the time difference) in Columbia, Missouri, I am finally back in the Midwest where I may or may not belong.