Saturday, April 11, 2009

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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.




8 comments:

esque said...

Sounds like a great trip! I love Central Park, so pretty! I missed going to the zoo, though, and it's a bummer they don't have the crew from Madagascar there!

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Parallax said...

That sounds like a wonderful (and busy!) trip

kim* said...

sounds fun, now i want to go on a trip out of town :)

SleightGirl said...

New York is my favorite city! I'm so jealous...I want to go!

Piggy said...

Sounds like you guys had a great trip! I love love NY :) Didn't go the zoo though.. but love the central park :)

Elena (Tickled Pink Knits) said...

Sounds like you had a pretty jam-packed NYC visit. Having taken visitors there, I know how exhausting Empire State Bldg lines can be. I hope you got the needed respite in Central Park :)

Andrea said...

Thanks, everyone! We did have a wonderful time. And it was so easy on the train - under two hours. We'll do it again after we save up our pennies!

Lampwork Treasures - Enjoying the Journey said...

Ooh I hope to go there someday! But I will have to save up my euro's also :) Looks like you guys had a wonderful trip.