Monday, August 25, 2008


This last weekend we went up to visit Nick and Lindsay. They just moved to a town about an hour and a half north of NYC so Lindsay can go to grad school. On the way to their apartment I noticed they lived really close to Hyde Park, NY, where FDR was born and is buried, and had a home. So of course we had to go visit. We also went to see the Vanderbilt Mansion, which was huge. Both houses are on the Hudson River, with beautiful views.

On Sunday we went to NYC. We did everything you could think of to do in one day: Ferry to Statue of Liberty (we skipped Ellis Island so we could do everything else), Rockefeller Center, Central Park, Empire State Building, Times Square, World Trade Center (Ground Zero), and we even hit a few places we weren't planning: M & M world, Radio City Music Hall, Letterman's studio, and even the Apple Store. We walked all day but it was so fun to finally see "The City."

M & M World.

Ferry to Liberty Island

Vanderbilt Mansion. It was huge!

At FDR's house.


The Bros and their wives


Late Night with David Letterman

Rockefeller Center

Riding the subway


Vanderbilt gardens

Ground Zero (I had to take the picture through the fence.) It was crazy to see this place and realize it's already been almost 7 years since the attacks. You would almost think it was just a construction site if you didn't know any better, and if you didn't notice all the memorials around.

Tomorrow we head to Washington D.C. Yes, we are trying to fit in as much as possible before we leave, one week from Wednesday.

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