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Wednesday, July 25

City sights and a birthday...

We are back. The main reason for our trip north was grandbaby Winston's 1st birthday celebration in NJ, but we also made a surprise side trip to satisfy a long-held "wanna do" of grandsons Christopher and Michael. They had both expressed a desire to see New York City and the Statue of Liberty and since we were going to be up that way anyway, we planned accordingly.

We got into Jersey Friday evening, stopped at our motel to check in, and then drove into NYC just so the boys could see it. They were tickled. Saturday, under the guise of more sightseeing, we drove to Liberty Park and surprised them with a ferry boat ride to Liberty Island. After spending most of the day with Lady Liberty, which, by the way, was a first for all of us, we then drove back into the city for more sights. We weren't able to stop and go inside buildings... parking is a bear!... but for the time being, just being able to see the Empire State Building, Times Square, Broadway, Central Park and some of the other places they've always heard about, made them happy.

Sunday we enjoyed Winston's birthday with delicious food, family time, gift opening, and yummy birthday cake. It was good to see extended family that we don't get to see that often.

We had a wonderful time, made more enjoyable by an entire weekend of spectacularly beautiful weather.

Empire State Bldg
United Nations
The Birthday Boy

There are lots more photos at my photo blog.

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At 7/26/2007 10:00 AM, Blogger Debi said...

Oh, aren't you guys just the best grandparents?!!! You gave them a gift they'll never forget! And what fun!

And by the way...that is one adorable little birthday boy!

At 7/26/2007 2:51 PM, Blogger Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Wow, these pictures are awesome! So glad you guys got to go and have such a wonderful time :)

At 7/29/2007 8:37 AM, Blogger Nancy Maxwell James said...

what an adorable little birthday guy! Loved the photos of Miss Liberty - I want to see her one day! Hope you are well!

At 7/29/2007 7:52 PM, Blogger KKT said...

awesome!!! i'm jealous... i hope you all had an amazing time. happy bday to winston!


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