I’m sorry if I’m boring you all. All the commenters said they’ve enjoyed the posts, so I’m just gonna keep going!
Day 2 of New York started at a fun Bagel Buffet which wasn’t a buffet and sold a lot more than Bagels.
Took an Uber Downtown
Walked to the Empire State Building (Guys its so tall but SO TINY INSIDE)
Then of course we went to Time Square (When in New York….. go to Time Square? Also much smaller than I thought.)
Grand Central Station. Small, but there’s where the giraffes head goes.
Trump Tower with this crazy three (or four?) story waterfall going down the wall. Security everywhere, everything was gold colored. Crazy.
Central Park. We didn’t get good photos at Central Park. Moods were down because we were very hungry, hot, and our feet were dead. We walked for another hour in search of someplace to eat and finally found a Dunken Donuts. It was food, and we ate it. And then we got back and back and back and got caught in New York rain and I so wish I had gotten a picture of the boys huddling together under my sweater, but I was too busy trying not to get my phone wet XD.
The next morning we had chocolate chip muffins again and then drove to South Beach.
The beautiful Atlantic Ocean. Always I’ve been told that the Atlantic is freezing, windy and unfriendly. The beach I met was not any of those things. Having been to the Pacific Ocean several times myself, since it’s the place the boys are from and the ocean nearest me, I expected the Atlantic colder and less friendly.
It was amazing. The water was warm, waves were calm and serene and the sand was soft, hot in the sun, cool at the waters edge, and littered with tiny shells and smooth beach glass.
Gordon was especially proud to have touched two oceans. It was gorgeous. We spent an hour just walking up and down the beach collecting green and white beach glass and pretty shells and walking in the sunshine and soaking up the few hours we had on the other side of the continent.
We got on the road and drove to Philadelphia,
We stopped at Independence Hall. The place was amazing to see. This was where the Declaration of Independence was signed. Such a huge part of our nation’s history took place.
We had to stand in a long line to get inside, and because of big families slyly cutting in line, we got left outside the group (the groups are let in by number of people) to wait twice as long as we should have BUT not complaining. We got to sit. And…
It was so worth it. Amazing. To stand in the courtroom of that era and to listen to the guide set the stage. It was unreal. But no, this wasn’t the room the Declaration was signed in…
This was. the huge green room full of chairs, and full of history. We stood in the same room as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin franklin, as well as so many other monumental people. It was so crazy.
The chair (Which in this picture is conveniently right behind Virgil’s ear) was the original from when the Declaration was signed. The original that George Washington sat in and I might be getting a little carried away but UGH it was amazing!
We stood in the exact place where Abraham Lincoln stood, and not far away John F. Kennedy too.
Then we crossed the street and got to see the Liberty Bell. Philadelphia was crazy cool to visit.
Visitors center with plenty of souvenirs.
Signing our own Declaration. Then we got back on the road and drove loooong hours to get to… Washington D. C!
I’ll probably post more this week, because these are getting long, so keep an eye out for our D.C. trip soon!