Sure, everyone has heard of New York City sometime in their life. Maybe your friend is telling you about celebrities there, or maybe you’ve heard about the grand Empire State Building. But to some people, New York City is an example of what all of New York is like. Honestly, I myself thought that New York was made of bright lights and glamour all over the state. In fact, whenever somebody mentioned New York, Times Square popped into my mind. But I was wrong about that. In reality, when I went to Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, I was speechless. On the way there, we saw rows of corn already harvested and wilting. It was something that I expected to see in Kansas, but never in New York. Everywhere I looked, there was farmland with horses, goats, and cows roaming about. On the way to our hotel, I was even more dumbfounded. We were in a complete wilderness with, worst of all, no wi-fi! It was as if our only connection to the real world was ripped away and we were left stranded. My point is, that every time I go to New York, I discover something unexpected.