Saturday, July 21, 2012

New York, New York!!!

Our trip to New York was AMAZING!!! Even though at times it was warm, no, it was downright HOT all of the time, we still managed to have fun. We rented a penthouse apartment for the week which we found to be a bit less expensive than a hotel room. There were five of us so we had plenty of room to spread out and not be stepping on each other, plus we had two bathrooms, an absolute must with that many people. On our second day there we walked across the Brooklyn Bridge with Riley's class, in fact we walked a lot with her class that day, just don't remember a whole lot of what I saw because we were going so fast and they didn't stop much. Not Fun. Our feet were not the same after that day.

Ground zero, where the towers are being rebuilt.

After our long walk with Riley's class, we went on a harbor cruise with them and got to see some beautiful sights and have a nice dinner.

Empire State Building seen from the Hudson River while on our cruise.

On Sunday, on our way to Central Park to meet up with Riley, we just happened to walk by The Dakota apartment building where John Lennon was living when he was shot. It was at this very entrance that it happened. I will never forget where I was at that very moment I heard he had been shot. It's like when Kennedy was shot, we all remember where we were when it happened.

For a moment please try to IMAGINE that you're seeing this turned the other way. This Imagine memorial to John Lennon is in Central Parks, Strawberry Fields, right across the street from The Dakota. 
 Oh, and Central Park, let's just say I could live there, just beautiful!

Times Square, of course. Spent way too much time here. Just set me down and let me watch the people.The first time we walked into Times Square was at night and it was completely overwhelming. We just wanted to stop and take it all in. There were so many people that was not an option, we had to keep on moving or get run over by the masses of people. New York is everything that you have ever seen on t.v. We had such a good time and would love to go back someday in the spring or fall when it is not quite so hot. We have so much more to share about our trip to the big apple,so we will be posting more over the next week or so. Really, we will! I know we have been a bit slow at times, but we promise we will be back with more adventures from New York soon!

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