Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A New York State of Mind

My son has been talking about going to NYC for about 6 months now. He was very interested in seeing the Statue of Liberty and Time's Square. He really likes to be able to stay up late each New Year's Eve and watch the ball drop and he was very interested in seeing that in person.

So for his spring break we decided to take him to the big city for a little mini-cation. He had a blast staying in a hotel, riding the train and subway and seeing all the NYC landmarks.

We started off the trip in NJ getting on the Ferry to see Lady Liberty and Ellis Island.





We got to tour the pedestal inside of the statue and was able to see how the making of the Big Lady. It was a ton of steps UP but it was worth the trip. Not to mention it was great for a new vantage point of her.


The next day we started off with wonderful donuts from The Donut Plant and set off for Time's Square. My son was all giddy when he spotted the New Year's Eve Ball.


(this shot taken by the little man who grabbed my camera after spotting this famous landmark)

From there we took him to the Intrepid Air, Space and Sea Museum. He was enjoying being on the aircraft carrier and looking at the planes, touring the sub and seeing the Concorde.


Our last day in the city was started off with a batch of NYC bagels, onion and salt with PB for my son. After a subway trip this is where we wound up:


So he could play with this:


Then another subway trip to the Village to meet up with my cousin who lives near by. We had a great lunch and then took in some street performers.

It was a wonderful break spending it with our son. He is already talking about the next time we plan to visit the city.


DeAnn April 13, 2010 at 4:32 PM  

I am so incredibly, undeniably jealous.

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