Looking Back a Few Weeks to NYC

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I can’t believe it’s been a month since we went to Philly and NYC.  In some ways it feels like it was longer ago than that, but in other ways, I can’t believe it’s been a month and I am yet to post any photos of our NYC adventure.

It’s actually random how we ended up there for a few days.  We were in the middle of planning a last minute trip to Philly when one of my coworkers sent an email out to the company offering up a free night stay at the Ritz Carlton Battery Park that she wasn’t going to be able to use.  The catch was that the gift certificate expired in less than 3 weeks.  And it was only valid for one night.

Who plans a trip all the way to NYC for one night in less than a 3 week period of time?

Well, us of course.

I jumped at the opportunity and we added the extra little adventure into our Philly trip.  It’s a short train ride over to the city and with two toddlers we figure one night (two days) was plenty for this time.

I have to add, that Jim and I absolutely love New York City.  There is nothing about it that I don’t enjoy.  I love the craziness of it.  I love the food.  I love the shopping.  I love the sight seeing.  I love just walking around with no direction and no plan.

Well, I loved all of that prior to traveling there with toddlers.

Don’t get me wrong, it was still a blast and we enjoyed every minute of it.  However, with toddlers you can’t wander aimlessly because their little legs get too tired.  They don’t enjoy shopping unless it involves toys.  And with so much craziness and having to hand hold every second, it wasn’t so much fun for them.

They were troopers though.  Amazing little troopers!

We did all the fun kid things you could do in NYC.  We rode the ferris wheel at Toys R Us Times Square.

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We hung out and played at a small local park near our hotel.

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We climbed the rocks in Central Park.

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And played at the playground.

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We played on the big piano at FAO Schwarz.

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We watched the ice skaters at Rockefeller Center.

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The boys had picked out little Matchbox cars at Toys R Us the day prior and every chance they had they would plop down and play with them. They zoomed those cars all over NYC and were as content as could be.

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We walked around down by the Statue of Liberty near our hotel and watched the water, boats and people.

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And we did some of the regular site seeing including Times Square.

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The new World Trade Center.

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And when little feet got tired, we rode the subway. Owen was a true New Yorker and would just push his way onto the train regardless how many people were coming off. Ryan always had to sit near a map so that daddy could point out where we were and where we were heading. Ryan would count the stops and announce with each stop how many we had left until we would be at our destination.

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My little New Yorkers.

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It was a blast. It was absolutely exhausting, but such a blast.

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