First things first we stopped to drop thier classes a post card.
Then we visited the New York City Library in the heart of Manhattan.
The detail that went into the ceilings
And arch ways was amazing.
We visited the main reading room
The children’s floor
We spent just an hour walking all over the library and would have stayed longer had daddy let us!
This would classify as movie history right?
Can’t pass up F.A.O on 5th ave and dancing on the BIG piano.
Then it was on down to Battery Park to catch the ferry over to Liberty Island.
Not sure if the Coast Gaurd boat and machine gun made me feel any better.
We spent three hours on the island
And learned more about the Statue of Liberty than I ever dreamed of.
Walking up to the platform I was able to get a view straight up inside her.
Did you know that she is made of copper and is just a bit thicker than a penny?
The weather was fabulous and we got to see all the great views from her pedestal.
This is where ships that came to America entered and the first thing they would see was Lady Liberty.
After many long days of walking this sign was so much funnier at the time!
Having spent three hours on the Island left us with about 45 minutes to tour Ellis Island.
I know that the kids would have stayed three hours here too, if we didn’t have a Yankee’s game to catch.
But the highlight of the day was taking the ranger oath and becoming National Park Jr. Rangers.
Gabe was so proud…only 400 more parks to go!
On our last day in town we visited the National History Museum…all four floors of it.
The kid’s main goal was finding Dexter, T-Rex and Dum Dum form the movie Night at the Museum.
It felt at times they had two of every animal on earth, and I would almost venture to say somewhat like Noah’s Ark. Sadly the underlining tone of evolution was prominent everywhere and we by passed a lot because of it.
That evening Ryan took Gabe back to catch another Yankee’s game
And I took Hannah to her first Broadway show
The Lion King
She LOVED it and can’t wait to see more.