Friday, December 05, 2008

Start Spreadin' The News

There's something really fabulous about New York City. Maybe it's because my roots are so close to there. As I mentioned in my last post, I lived just across the river from there in a small town called Hoboken. Yep, Frank Sinatra was born there, the first game of baseball was played there, and it's also the home of the largest slice of pizza you can acquire at a place called Benny Tudino's. 

When I was in college studying to be a chiropractor, I worked in NY and would take the PATH train everyday to get there. My sister, April, worked with me, but she had a tough time waking up on time most mornings to join me on the train ride. She loved to sleep. I think maybe she stayed up too late the night before watching old movies or something. But back then, I'm sure I took New York for granted. Since I have been away from it for so long, we just had to take the trip to show the kids what it's all about. They really enjoyed it. 

Have you ever done that? You live near great places and think to yourself, I'll get there sometime. Since moving to England, Shawn and I have both had the realization that we need to see our own country for all that its worth. America is amazing and it seems that day to day, week to week, and even year to year, we go about living in our own little world never seeing all the beautiful places that we can. With that said, I sure hope we travel like we talk about when we get back home. 

This was cool for the kids to see. It was displayed on the Macy's building. 

There's Shawn (above) leading our family down the streets of NY and the kids standing in front of one of Macy's windows.

You just have to go in one of those souvenir shops for a t-shirt or something. And here's Shawn and I in front of the other Statue of Liberty; another great place to visit. The real one, of course. 

The incredible Empire State Building. April and I passed that everyday in our journey to work. We tended to stop in a coffe shop for a toasted roll with butter and coffee to go with it. Yum.

In my next post, I'll tell you about my extended family. We had a great visit that evening after we went to New York. 

We had so many great adventures during our trip, including meeting one of my dear bloggy friends, Pam. I have a great picture to post and I can't wait to tell you all about it. 

God is so good, all the time and I love sharing how he blesses us.


Pam said...

I posted about our meeting today!!

Love the pictures of NY... have never been there... but my mom and dad went a few years ago and mom loves it... they went again this past fall. I finally did chicago! So maybe some day soon!!

steffenboysmom said...

Wow! To go shopping in New York! very cool! Glad you got to come home and meet Pam. I live 15 miles away from her.

Great photos!

JottinMama said...

I've never been to NYC and I am going real soon! It sounds fabulous!

Thanks for sharing!

Kate :)