We’ve been more than busy lately–we’ve been out of town! Friends invited us to join them on a trip to the Big Apple. WOW~seriously, that’s all I can say. W.O.W.
Here’s a smattering of photos of our highlights:
Catching the ferry. This is the view from our hotel room, too. Gorgeous!
Humor me here. I loved the pigeons. I know, I know…flying rats. But look!
Okay, indulge the homeschooler in me. LOOK at this public library. Can you imagine the magic behind its walls?
The kids loved the ferry,
particularly the revolving door into the building.
My kids loved being on a bus. The only bus they ever ride is the parking lot shuttle at church a few times a year.
I noticed girls and boys even wait differently for buses.
Breanna spent most of the time looking up at magnificent things
One night the girls scooted off to American Girl store
while the boys played at FAO Schwartz. This, of course, is where they puchased their souvenirs.
The funny thing is I never even thought to buy myself a souvenir. Maybe because I was so content with the abundance of excellent foods.
We ate at this landmark restaurant one evening.
The food was absolutely yummy! Breanna didn’t want to leave til she’d gotten the last drop.
One afternoon we ate at Isabella’s, which celebrated its 20th anniversary with caps for the young’uns. I loved that there was white bean puree in the macaroni and cheese, and zucchini shavings in the hamburgers.
We spent most of one day touring the American Museum of Natural History.
We were a little disappointed to not find Teddy, Rexie and Jed just as they were in the movie Night at the Museum. But we got over it quickly.
90% of the bones on this guy are authentic!
These are some amazing rocks!
This was one of my favorite rooms.
This was my other favorite room.
My kids think this was the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.
“Mom, I saw a nak-d monkey!” Brian squealed. Because we haven’t yet discussed the theory of evolution, he was completely stunned.
THIS tree was stunning! About 15 feet tall and completely covered in origami decorations, it was magnificent.
By the end of our visit we were completely worn out, and we still had twenty blocks to walk back to catch the ferry bus!
The kids love staying in hotels. And after full days of holding our hands tightly on crowded New York City streets, and having to walk and sit and be quiet in so many places, they cut loose back at the hotel.
We finally did make our way home, though it was hard to say goodbye. We hope to go back in the spring to finish up the museum, visit the former WTC site, and tour the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building. I wonder if our friends are up for another trip…