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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmastime In New York City

 We took a trip into New York City on Monday.  Yes, I drove.  Once we got into the city our friend Denny and I traded places.  He used to live there and knows the city very well.

 Here is the Freedom Tower on the site of the World Trade Center.
It will be a total of 1776 feet when it is completed.

 Lady Liberty...

 The girls shoes with a tiny Statue of Liberty in the background...

 Brooklyn Bridge...

Metropolitan Museum of Art

 Denny had a bit of shopping for his store to do, so Emily and Tim goofed off....

 I had taken Rachel and Sarah to the American Girl Store which is only a block away from...

 Rockefeller Center...Sarah wanted to skate there very badly, but did I mention how crowded it was in the city yesterday?

 Woody was hanging around so I got their photo with him.  We took it for Kyle who spent the night with our good friends the Eldredges! He had a blast!  Thanks so much!

 Watching the skaters at Rockefeller Center...

 The photos do not do justice to the beautiful windows in St. Patrick's Cathedral.

 She had a really great time - fell asleep about 5 minutes after we got in the car to head home.

 They have a cool Lego store right at Rockefeller Center.

 These are bins of Lego pieces.  You get containers and fill them up!

 This mosaic is all Legos.

 I like this photo Rachel got at dusk... 

 There were about 8 of these guys out in front of this place...

 Lindsay is a huge Apple fan...she was happy to see this place...

 Take a look inside - below street level..

 This building was across from Trump Tower and Tiffany's.

 This was at the corner hanging over the intersection...

 The windows at Tiffany's were my favorite - the outsides looked just like parts of a carousel and inside they had these little horses with jewelry on them...

Inside Trump Tower - the tree is huge we are on the street level from this view point.  We went down to where these tables were and had a coke and the younger girls had ice cream.  Very beautiful.

There is so much to see that we didn't get to see - we walked past Central Park, but didn't have time to go in as it was getting dark, at around 4:00 pm.

We walked all over the city and saw Carnegie Hall, The Russian Tea Room, we saw Times Square (the traffic was crazy and so were the crowds of people!), we saw the ball up on the building waiting for New Year's Eve...we walked across the red carpet where Tom Cruise's premier was for his new movie.  We saw Radio City Music Hall, Saks Fifth Avenue.

If I was going to go at Christmastime again, I would go earlier in the month.   We had a wonderful time.  Would I want to live in the City?  No.  I would like to visit again though.  Now that we've been I am sure we'll be going back a time or two.

All photos were taken by Lindsay and Rachel.  Thanks girls for sharing with me!


  1. Wow! You sure packed a lot into one day. Looks like fun and the girls got some great photos.

  2. You fit a lot into one day! No wonder Emma's legs were sore! =) (I saw her comment on FB)

    Great pictures!

  3. A great treat for me this morning, to see NY city at Christmas with you. I am told it is a must see at Christmas! It looks as though it was a great family day for you and your family too, so special, thanks for sharing.
    Wishing you and your family a most blessed Christmas.

  4. Your girls got some fabulous pictures of what looks to have been a spectacular day! (Did you get any shots of the American Girl store?)

    And I (a driving wimp) must add that I am a bit awed at you driving to NYC!

  5. So beautiful! Like everyone else has commented - you certainly packed a lot into one day! Your pictures make me want to visit NYC at Christmas time! Thanks so much for posting all these! I think it's wonderful you and your family were able to do this! What great memories!

  6. I think next year (if our daughter and her family are still living there), we must plan to visit Chicago at Christmastime. It's been years since I've done that!

    Your post of the other Big City is the nudge I need. What a lot of sights you saw! The pictures the girls took turned out great. The shoe shot is quite creative :)

    Merry Christmas, Mrs. Rabe (and family)!

  7. You need to go and spend a few days! What wonderful photos. I really enjoyed seeing NYC through your eyes and Lindsay's. I kept booting myself off trying to get a closer look. I'm still not used to this new "new" system.

  8. Those are wonderful pictures! Looks like a fun day was had by all. :o)

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  9. Oh, I really enjoyed looking at all the wonderful pics! you must have had a wonderful time and you saw a LOT! If we were closer, it would be a fun Christmas trip, but the Midwest is too far! Blessings!

  10. i've never visited NYC so *thank you* for these on the spot pictures! wow! i love that the Freedom Tower will be 1776 feet high. 1776 - Declaration of Independence. love that. oh and, your family is nuts .. in a good way. :o)

  11. Fantastic trip. The pictures are beautiful. I know that must have been a fun time, quick and packed tight with fun and smiles. Thanks for sharing.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.


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