We went to New York on Thursday and came back Friday. It was Chloe's first trip there. We had a great time!
We went to the Empire State Building (#1 on Chloe's list of things to do) where we had to wait in the most enormous queue. Finally, after 2-1/2 hours we were at the top. It was spectacular, as always, although I must say that we won't be doing that again any time too soon!
We went to Central Park next, and then Times Square in the evening. Chloe had read books featuring both the Guggenheim and Central Park, so those were also on the list.
On Friday we walked from our hotel in the Bryant Park area (Chloe and Philip spent the morning saying "Thank you, Mood.") Then went to the Public Library, Rockefeller Center, and, of course, FAO Schwartz. Couldn't leave the toy store empty-handed, so now Chloe has a new stuffed dog, named, creatively enough, Fluffy.
Then on to Central Park again - this time to climb rocks and go to the zoo. Chloe was disappointed that there are no lions, giraffes, zebras, or hippos. Madagascar truly qualifies as fiction.
Now home for a quiet Saturday. Baking an apple cake and beginning a new book, Drood.