Friday, August 8

Destination: New York

This display is in a 4 story Toys R Us in Times Square. I know, we can't help it! Mason needed some souveniors. This is made completely of legos!

Can you guess what movie this flatiron building is from? You guessed it...Spiderman!

We ate dinner at Pier 17 where the view of the Brooklyn Bridge is unbeatable!

We were riding the Staten Island Ferry when this shot was taken.

This is Rockafeller Center where the skating rink and beautiful Christmas tree will be in just a few months.

To make a long story short, Mike had to fly to New York city for a last minute flight and I got to go with him. It was our 6th year anniversary weekend and we had already made plans to do something else, so we cancelled ours and headed to the "Big Apple"! We left Friday morning and returned Sunday night. We were only in New York for aproximately 48 hours, but it was enough for now.

You see, it was the first time I have ever left Mason to head out of town. He stayed with Nonny and Poppy (Mike's parents) on Friday and part of Saturday, then Grams and Pops (my parents) picked him up and kept him until our return on Sunday night. We thought about him a lot, got him souveniors, and prayed for him each night. When he is alittle older, I'll be able to leave him and not worry as much.

Times Square reminded me of The Strip in Las Vegas...people everywehere! We did lots of walking in Times Square on Friday night. Then Saturday was our big adventure. We took a sightseeing tour, which I highly recommend. I knew this would be such a short trip, but I wanted to see everything. The tour company was "On Board Tours". Our tour guide was Awesome!

Some of the sights: Macy's, World Trade Center Site, New York Stock Exchange/Wall Street, St. Paul's Chapel, Trinity Church, World Financial Center, Madison Square Park, Flatiron Building, South Street Seaport (Pier 17), 5th Avenue, Rockefeller Center, NBC's Today Show set, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Plaza Hotel, Tiffany's, David Letterman, Rupert from Hello Deli,Brooklym Bridge, Strawberry Fields, we even rode the Staten Island Ferry to the Statue of Liberty, and our tour ended at the Empire State Building, so Mike and I went up to the observatuion deck. Take this little suggestion: Buy your observation deck tickets online and print them off ( We bypassed about a 2 hour wait to buy tickets because I already had printed them off.

I can now say that I have been to New York, but I still want to see it at Christmas time! So, I know eventually, we will go back for a longer stay and do more shopping, sight seeing, and Broadway shows. For now...I'm happy!