Friday, June 19, 2009

Just a Little About New York

This just happens to be my favorite picture from our trip to New York City. It was taken the last night we were there in Times Square. The column of lights between my older son and husband's head is where the famous ball drops to welcome in the New Year.

We took this picture across the street from where the Letterman show is filmed. Of course, this was before all of the commotion with Letterman's comments about Sarah Palin's daughter. Therefore, I'm not endorsing the Late Show but just like this photo of Johnny and me on Broadway.

This photo was taken at the top of the Empire State Building. We went at night because we heard that's when there's not a line that's hours long to go to the top. It was about 11:00 pm and it started to rain while we were there. The view was great, though.

This 9/11 memorial was probably one of the most moving things we saw while there. Where the twin towers once stood is now a construction site so there wasn't much to see there. This is several blocks away, near a hospital where people left notes looking for their loved ones. The fence is now full of tiles that represent people who were never found.

Me & my man in Central Park.
Of course, I could add several more pictures and go on and on about all we did while there. We took a boat tour out to see the Statue of Liberty. We went to Battery Park. We found a charming place to eat in Little Italy and chatted with the owner, while our older son got escorted to a private room upstairs to look at knives.
We went to see Shrek on Broadway which turned out to be really, really good. We went to China Town but didn't buy anything. We walked our legs off and finally got a subway pass the last day because it was raining and cold. All in all, it was a fabulous trip and I am so thankful that we got to go. We definitely made some great family memories!
And that's what I did on my summer vacation.
Serving the King,


Sue said...

I love New York and it looks like you did too! You got to all the great sites it seems :-) I can't get over how much your daughter looks like you - wow! She's a beauty ;-)

Thanks for sharing your pics. One day hubby & I will get back there! It's only about 8-9 hours from Toronto so we really must do it again soon!

Have a great weekend!

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

HOw completely fun! I've only been there once and it was all work no play. I'd love to go back and sight see. So glad you had a great time! :)