We usually are up bright and early on vacations, ready to go; but these mornings have been a little more lazy, with us lounging in bed and the kids watching an episode of Gilmore Girls before we head out.
We made our way to the subway and headed all the way down to Lower Manhattan.
There we wandered around and looked over the river at the Brooklyn bridge (next time we will walk it), walked on Wall Street, and then snacked at Battery park while admitting the Statue of Liberty. There we enjoyed some street meat:)
We spent some time at the 9-11 Memorial site. Line ups everywhere were long (I guess it’s Columbus Day in the US so everyone headed to NYC!), so we didn’t go in the museum. Next time for that too….
We headed up to Soho and strolled around and made our way to the Village, where we had an amazing Pizza dinner at John’s Pizzeria on Bleeker Street.
We continued on our stroll, with the kids still playing this crazy “line” game, where they have to follow each other in a straight line. People thought they were crazy, although I did catch a guy chuckling at a light! We found the Highline and walked it; I can imagine it is beautiful without the crowds of people. We ended up at 34th Street, where we caught the subway and headed back home for a little siesta before dinner.
We decided to go local and went to the Harlem Shake for burgers, jerk fries and various shakes. Yummy. But with a price tag. We had a strict cash budget for this trip, so we splurged, but tomorrow will have to compensate!!
NYC is such an awesome city. We really had an amazing time…and our bodies are feeling all the walking…
A little sum of our weekend (which includes some pics from my iPhone too:)
So long New York… we will be back…