Everywhere Else We Visited

While we were in NYC, we did a lot of walking. And while we were doing a lot of walking, we saw a lot of cool things. We walked on Wall Street (which the kids wanted to do because of this video).

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And we saw the New York Stock Exchange.

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We walked in Central Park and took pictures with this statue.

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And we took pictures of us on the rocks, (no, Fletcher is not about to fall off, that’s the pose he wanted).

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And we took pictures on the playground.

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And we took more pictures on the rocks.

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We stopped at FAO Schwarz and met this Tin Soldier,

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And played on the Big Piano (made famous by this scene).

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And we took pictures with the Lego figures,

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We went to Rockefeller Plaza, 

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And we saw where they film The Today Show, which we’ve been on, though we didn’t get to go to NYC for that.

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Then we stopped by the New York Public Library, and we were all kinda disappointed in it, (“Where are all the books?”) but we had fun taking pictures by the lions.

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We stopped by Grand Central Station and visited the “whispering gallery”, a way to communicate in whispers across a crowded station. (It’s really cool, and you can find out a bit more about it here.)

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We also stopped at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, which was under construction, but we could still sit inside. We saw the UN from a distance – as we were walking down there, several emergency vehicles were there.  They also didn’t have the flags up, so we didn’t go any further. We stopped at the American Girl store for the little girls, the Lego store for the boys, and the library for me.

We got to see so many things during our five days in NYC –  the 9/11 Memorial, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, three Broadway shows, the TV studio where we filmed The Huckabee show, and all of the things I’ve mentioned above.

We got to meet so many great people, eat a ton of great food, and we truly had an amazing time doing amazing things. It was such a jam-packed trip! As Grandma said, “I’ve seen more in New York in these five days than I’ve ever seen before.”  And that’s saying a lot because Grandma has lived most of her life in New Jersey.

We’re so thankful that we had the opportunity to go to New York!  The kids are already talking about what we’re going to do if we get to go back!




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  • Sadie

    Wow – that is a great vacation in NYC. There are so many place to visit in that area.

    • goatmilkstuff

      There are – much more than we could do in 5 days. But I’m so proud of how well the kids did. It enabled us to see a LOT! PJ

  • TrishFr

    Sounds like you had a great time. I’m sure it is a trip that the family will remember for a long time.

    • goatmilkstuff

      It is – we talk about it a LOT! 🙂 PJ

  • Susan Pertierra

    I was a chaperone for a high school drama trip to NYC and we walked a lot. We saw some great things, got tours the drama teacher arranged to Radio City Music, 30 Rock and NBC Studios and the students had a workshop with choreographers from Newsies. We saw 5 Broadway shows and loved NYC!

    • goatmilkstuff

      That’s so awesome!! You picked a great trip to chaperone! LOL PJ

  • Adele Jeff Rhymer

    The large keyboard is on my bucket list 🙂

    • goatmilkstuff

      You know I had to play them the youtube video from the movie before we went. LOL PJ

  • Christina Sherwood

    Glad that you enjoyed your time in NYC…it is a place on my bucket list to visit one day!

    • goatmilkstuff

      Definitely a good item for the bucket list!! PJ

  • June Nicholle Navarro

    Happy birthday Fletcher!

    • goatmilkstuff

      Thanks, Mrs. Navarro!