Locals take in the sights during New York trip
Posted: Friday, July 24, 2009 1:12 pm
The Messenger 07.24.09
The highlight of spring break for three Obion County students was a trip with adult family and friends to New York City.
Kacee Warren and Alex Harrison, who will be juniors at Obion County Central High School this year, and Ali Adcock, who will be starting seventh grade at Hillcrest Elementary School in a few days, were a part of the adventure.
The tour was organized by Tina Harrison Osborne, OCCHS librarian, who has made several trips abroad with local tour groups through the years.
“The view from the Empire State Building was amazing … and the guided tour through Greenwich Village was also very fun. I loved the ride in to New York from our hotel in New Jersey and the ride on the ferries between Ellis and Statton islands because the view of the New York skyline is breathtaking. I have to say, though, the biggest highlight of the trip was when we just walked and took in all the sights, sounds, smells and everything and immersed ourselves in the city,” Miss Warren said.
Harrison said there were many surprises on the trip for him, but one that stuck in his mind was learning that the tour group they were paired with for their big city adventure was actually from Paducah, Ky.
“I made some good friends that turned out to be somewhat local,” he said. “Group travel was quite a bit easier than any other trip I’ve experienced and the people in our group were very nice. We enjoyed sharing our favorite parts of the trip.”
Accompanying the students and Mrs. Osborne were Sherry Johnston, Jayne Adcock, Brian Osborne, Walt Lawrence, Steve Adcock, Becky Caldwell and Mary Ann Lawrence.
The Obion County travel group also visited Ground Zero, the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, St. Paul’s Chapel, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, SoHo, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Majestic Theatre, where they enjoyed a performance of “Phantom of the Opera.”
They also had the opportunity to visit “The Today Show” and speak to anchor Ann Curry and experience rides on the city’s famous subway system, as well as pedal-driven jaunts in special bicycle carts.