- NYC is HUGE and yet felt oddly quaint and small-town-ish.
- No one attempted to mug us, yell at us, attack us or trample us. In fact, everyone was remarkably friendly. Of course, we were quite a spectacle.
- Listening to my 3 year old say, "Stand clear of the closing doors, please", almost every time the subway departed never grew old.
- Spending time with our dear friend and tour guide was wonderful rewarding.
- Walking and riding mass transit everywhere should have made me lose weight. However, all the lovely eating we did made that quite impossible.
- American Girl with your 10 year old daughter is a memorable experience. Though we had been to AG in Chicago, AG in NYC off of 5th Avenue took it to a whole 'notha level.
- Seeing Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty again, this time with the kids was really meaningful.
- Standing at Ground Zero with our friend who was there on 9/11 was very humbling. Seeing all the places we had watched on TV that day really brought to the life the horrific events of that day. It was a very solemn experience.
- Attending our friend's 50th birthday party in a pub on Times Square was something we'll never forget!
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Musings on the Big Apple. . .
We got home late last night (after enduring a 15 hour drive home with all the kiddos) from our fabulous trip to New York City. I am too tired to write much, so here are a few reflections.