Monday, August 01, 2011

Family Trip to NYC

A quick collection of snaps from our family trip to NYC.

We stayed in NJ and took public transit into the city. We arrived on Monday afternoon and headed straight for the bus stop.

Then to Times Square...
After a delicious dinner at Carmine's, we took a late afternoon tour of the Observatory Deck at the Empire State Building, once again the tallest building in NYC.

We all loved it! The audio tour was excellent, a perfect combination of informative, educational and entertaining. There are about 6 posts around the rim of the deck. They are each numbered and you can choose the portion of the audio tour that matches the post and the view by which you are standing. Then the character points out specific landmarks that you can see and tells you about the neighborhood.

It was a great way to begin our NYC trip since it literally gave us an "overview" of all we could see.

Jeff and the kids splurged on bulk M&Ms at M&M World. Peanut Butter and Pretzel were the favorite flavors.
Benjamin loved the tiny rolling cart at the convenience store where we stopped by buy bottled water.

We took a double decker bus tour which allowed us to drive all through Manhattan. It was a great way to get from here to there which listening to various tour guides tell us about their city.

The next day we headed to Battery Park to board the ferry to see the Statue of Liberty. I was really impressed with this beautiful urban garden and it's dynamic fence.

Long line to the ferry...

Did you know she is striding forward?
Beautiful lines, colors, shapes...

Benjamin loves to "surf" on the subway by not holding on to the bars.
More later!


Kristin L said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! Of course you told me that already, but the photos sure show it. :-)

Joanna Stein said...

Love it!

I have great memories of your trip to visit me when I lived there.