Thursday, October 13, 2011

heading back

It's been six years since the older kids have been back east (and since I was a blonde ;-), and in a few days we're taking the whole crew.  We were looking at some pics from the last trip and can't believe how much Ryan (then 10) and Caroline (then 8) have grown and changed over the past few years - they were so little, and the same size to boot!

What we are looking forward to the most:
  • Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square (especially the "Hershey Store"), FAO Schwartz, Museum of Natural History, MOMA, Rockefeller Plaza, American Girl Place, "Top of the Rock"
  • Indian dinner and Ukrainian dessert in the East Village, breakfast bagels downtown, pizza in Soho, hot dog vendors, Serendipity frozen hot chocolate
  • Knock-off purse shopping in Chinatown, browsing Tiffany's, wooden escalators in Macy's, the Apple store on 5th, Lincoln Center fountains, the Dakota and Strawberry fields, playbills!
  • New England fall foliage, biking the historic Minuteman trail, Walden Pond, Louisa May Alcott home, Plymouth, Cape Cod, THE NO NAME, regatta on the Charles, the Freedom Trail, Italian in the North End, Cambridge, the Co-op, the Back Bay, Fenway.

some favorite pics from 2005 . . .
Times Square (on our way to see "Hairspray")
Rockefeller Plaza
Quintessential NYC
Caroline in heaven at the American Girl Place
The Lion King!
Central Park
heading out to Ellis Island via Statue of Liberty
walking the Brooklyn Bridge
gotta play on the FAO giant piano!
The Mayflower
chatting with the Pilgrims at Plymouth Plantation
Lexington Green
 Louisa May Alcott home in Concord, MA
 The Old North Bridge
 celebrating Chris' 40th at the No Name in Boston
 gearing up for the Red Sox game . . .
 Ryan hoping to get his ball signed
  future Harvard students?
The Old State House - walking the Freedom Trail

Well, it's back to work to get the house in order and start packing . . . here's to our adventure and creating memories for the little girls who had to stay home last time :-).


cher said...

I love the pics of little Ryan and Caroline!! You're gonna have such fun! I've heard the Tenement Museum is an incredible experience, especially for families. They have tenement apartments set up as they were when immigrant families lived there so you (and the kids) can really get a feel for what life was like back then. Some of the tours also have living docents.

Have a blast making memories of a lifetime!

Kristi said...

Have a blast! We did the East Coast a few years ago and loved it - so many great memories. We went about this time of year, and the fall colors were gorgeous (though Boston was freezing!).

Nici said...

When do you guys arrive? And will you be spending any time in PA?