At the end of May I, along with four other librarians went on a trip to New York City to attend the BookExpo of America. The conference gave us a chance to meet many famous authors as well as a few celebrities, such as Kathy Lee Gifford. We stood in many lines to get autographs and pictures of our favorite authors. Some of the more well know ones were David Baldacci, R. L. Stine, Lisa Scottolini, Heather Graham, James Patterson, Ridley Pearson, Nicholas Sparks and the list goes on and on. We were also honored to see and get an autograph from Chesley Sullenberger “Sulley” the pilot who heroically landed a plane in the Hudson River. The whole experience was awesome and sureal.
We did do a little site seeing. We visited Time Square, the Statue of Liberty as well as Ellis Island. We opted out of going to the top of the Empire state building, but we did go inside. We went to Rockefeller Center and several other tourist attractions. We went on a couple of tours that took us across the Hudson river into Brooklyn and then we toured Manhattan and was able to get off in China Town, Central Park and of course Ground Zero where we got an awesome picture. All in all I am very grateful Iwas able to go, but I was glad to be back home.