Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas Time in the City

As the semester closes at Rutgers and student athletes are bombarded with finals and prepare to spend their winter break at home, us staff took some time to bond and experience New York City! We hopped on a train in Jersey, and were in the city in about 45 minutes!!

I hadn't been in ten years or so, and Tyler had never been -- needless to say, we were pretty excited! John and Missy played tour guide for us, since they have been many times. We first toured Bryant Park where Christmas music fills the air, ice skating is center stage, and fun little shops line the outer edge.


Then we headed to Radio City Music Hall and were treated to the 85th Anniversary Special of the Christmas Spectacular show! My eyes literally filled with tears while the Rockette's danced in perfect unison. (Many of you probably don't know this fun fact about me -- but I wanted to be a Rockette so badly when I was growing up!) And the Christmas story was highlighted at the end with a live nativity! What an encouragement to see the story of Jesus told in the middle of NYC!

After the show, we had lunch and cheesecake at a traditional NY deli. We then walked and saw many different sights including the Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and Times Square. It was the perfect way to end out the semester together and bond as a staff team.

"...whoever refreshes others will be refreshed." - Proverbs 11:25

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