(so after I wrote that last post about all the polls? The next day I found $20 in the bottom my purse. Argh. We're choosing to laugh about it. :-)
The primary purpose of this trip is to see people, not places. We've passed up a lot of great landmarks, and that's okay, because that's not why we're doing this. But we decided that we couldn't come all the way to the east coast without visiting NYC and DC, so we gave ourselves two days for each place.
New York City truly is as fantastic as the movies make it out to be. It's an amazing blend of history and modernity, and is unlike any place I have ever been. The people, the streets, the noise...it really is remarkable.
Empire State Building
NYC is also incredibly expensive. Which is why we drove past a lot of places without going in.
eating world famous gyros from a world famous street cart (it's true!)
Where else can you go to find Elvis as an M&M?
Touring in a double-decker bus
I cannot resist Broadway shows. How could I possibly come all the way to New York and not take my kids to see Broadway?
There's something really special about watching Annie with former orphans.
We made it to the Atlantic Ocean!
The Statue of Liberty is back there. But I figured you'd more likely want the see the kids in front.
the world famous toy store
Name that movie. Anyone? Anyone?