Anyway, we met up with many of our California family members who made the flight across the country to be there for Josh's graduation ceremony. It is always a challenge to coordinate any type of activity with 10 adults and a baby and being in one of the busiest cities on earth only helps to escalate that problem. But all things considered, the trip went really smoothly and everyone was able to do the things on their NYC bucket list.
New York City is unlike any place I've ever been. And I've been to some big cities, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Rome, Barcelona...just to name a few. It was certainly fun to be there and there is no end to the things that you can do, but man is it overwhelming. The buildings are massive, the streets are crowded, it's not overly baby friendly, an'd I have to wonder, where do people go to get some peace and solitude? I guess that's why NYC'ers head to the Hamptons? I would love to visit again, but I don't think I'd ever want to live there. It's like Vegas...on super steroids.
So, what did we do?
On Thursday, we did one of those hop on hop off bus tours, which was a great way to see a lot of the city and most of the major attractions, which would be near impossible to do on foot in just a couple of days.
|Did you see that Mom?|
|Little Statue of Liberty behind us|
Then we took a river boat cruise along the Hudson and East Rivers to see a close up view of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, and the Empire State Building. Oh, and Ryan got to have a few bites of ice cream and she was THRILLED.
|Most of the gang!|
|On 53rd and Broadway!|