In July I traveled to New York City for the first time ever, to attend Laracon US. I arrived at La Guardia airport on the evening before the conference. I immediately had to get accuainted with the public transit system to take the subway from the airport to Hell's Kitchen, which was home away from home during my stay.
I had the pleasure of finally meeting some folks from the MegaMaker club. It was nice to see some familiar faces. At the conference the talks were great and I learned a thing or two from them. But the thing I liked the most about being there, was the opportunity to meet and hang out with so many people from the community. I got a chance to meet so many of the people whose work I've followed online.
I reserved one day to do some site seeing in NYC. I started by crossing the entire length of Central Park, from south to north. I visited the Empire State building, Heartland Brewery (had some brews, of course), The Financial District in Lower Manhattan, the 911 Memmorial, and the Brooklyn Bridge.
All in all it was an amazing experience, and can't wait to attend Laracon again.