Note: I hate to post one of these in back-to-back days, but I have to catch up on some of them and I needed a post today! I have something else I’m working on for Friday!
A Day Zero Project goal of P.J.’s has been completed!
Goal completed: Visit the Empire State Building.
Date completed: May 7, 2011.
Number: 18 (remember, these goals will not all be done in order. It’s a random list where the numbers actually are).
Description: To visit the Empire State Building — and go to the observation deck. It’s pretty simple on the description.
Why I wanted to do it: Growing up in New York (the state, not the city), I always knew about the big places in our state — two of them being the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty. And even though I’ve made trips to New York City, I’ve never been to either. (Hint: they are both on my Day Zero list). I just figured it’s one of those things I needed and wanted to do.
How I did it: While on the trip to visit with some former co-workers, three of us thought it would be well worth the $21 to get to the top and check things out. We went at dusk, which had turned to night by the time we reached the observation deck. No monopods or tripods were allowed, however, so the photos I took — well some came out better than others with not being able to be steady or have a long-exposure shot. Anyway, the wait wasn’t bad and we were soon to the top and checking things out. It really is nice. And at night, it was really wild. What an amazing view. I’m sure during the day would be awesome and I wouldn’t mind checking it out again sometime.
About P.J.’s Day Zero Project: Day Zero is a project where people come up with 101 things to do over 1001 days. I started the project on Oct. 10, 2010 with an anticipated finish date of July 8, 2013. Goals will not be revealed until they are completed. A private list is at the Day Zero website and the list will be made public upon completion of the project. It’s my thoughts that if things are kept private, should I not do them, change or find a way around it, I’d only be cheating myself.