We were able to visit New York City recently. M loves the Statue of Liberty. We introduced her to the Lady a couple years ago with books. She has told us she wants to go since she could talk about it! Of course, it helps that we have relatives in the City, too, so she always wanted to visit them.
We only visited for a weekend, arriving in Brooklyn Heights Friday afternoon and leaving Sunday afternoon. Most of our site-seeing was completed on Saturday, which was exhausting...especially for this pregnant lady!
We began our big day with M and E's first subway ride. (M understood about a subway because we've been reading Cricket in Times Square.) We first went to the top of the Empire State Building. Below is the view of the top of the ESB from the 86th floor's observatory.
M and E are still talking about the trip. Since seeing Lady Liberty in person, E is also fascinated with her and still talking about her. It was a great trip. I'm sure we'll return in a couple more years to see the Statue of Liberty in person. Obviously, we didn't do MANY things that we could have, but that's part of vacation with little ones. We had a great time with Derek's aunt, uncle, and cousins, and that was a huge part of our trip!
You can also see how we prepared the kids for the NYC trip, too!
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