We began our journey to New York City on Sunday, March 11th.
This was our mode of transportation!
Tons of characters on Times Square.
The Brooklyn Bridge
Then we headed over towards ground zero. I had forgotten that in order to see the memorial, you have to get tickets because they only allow so many people in a time. When I looked, it was a 2 hour wait, so we decided not to go. However, we walked around the area and saw the new buildings they are building
When completed, this will be the tallest building in New York - higher than the Empire State Building
We also walked around 5th Avenue. This is where the Rockefellar Center, NBC Studios, FOX Studios, and the shopping district is.
American Girl Doll Store
Just riding on the subway
We headed over to China town for lunch.
We ate at this restraunt!
On Tuesday, we began our day volunteering at a local soup kitchen. This paticular soup kitchen in in the Catholic Church. We got there around 9:30. By 10:15, we were given our assignments and at 10:30 the doors were open. Halee and I were in charge of drink refills on boiling hot tea. Ed and Hannah were at the dish scraping station. That day they fed about 940 people. Some days they feed almost 1,200! Anyone that comes will be fed, no matter the situation. It was a great experience to serve those in need.
This is the hangar deck inside where they stored and repaired the airplanes.
This company, VA95, is the company that Ed's dad was a part of. This is the actual ship he worked on.
Halee is navigating
Hannah is steering
We also toured the Growler submarine
This is a piece of the World Trade Center.
Then we took a bus (we actually rode only 2 busses) over to FAO Schwarz and did a little shopping.
We ended our day with Halee loosing her tooth!
Wednesday the weather was beautiful! It was a great day to visit the Empire State Building.
The Flatiron Building
The Chrysler Building (from the ground)
Then we headed over to Central Park where we took a short carriage ride.
The flowers and trees were budding out. It was beautiful!
We stopped at the Chess & Checkers House for a game of checkers.
This is an obelisk that was gifted to NYC in 1881.
Then we took a subway ride up to the Bronx to check out the Yankees Stadium. Here we found a Jamacin restraunt.
Thursday we made our way to the Bronx Zoo. This was actually the coldest day we were there. The sky was overcast most of the day.
Friday was the rainiest day. It was just misty in the morning and then cloudy the rest of the day.
Walked on the boardwalk
(Well, I think I have maxxed out the picture number for this blog - only 80! I will post our final day on another entry.)