We took a four hour train from Boston to Penn Station in New York on July 2nd. Waiting for us in New York were Nona, Papa, David, Valerie, and Dave T. We even got to see Mike and Elizabeth Dougherty! We had a great trip! We love New York!
On July third the whole group of us, Guy, Layla, Nicole, My Dad, Donna, David, Valerie, and I went to the Statue of Liberty. We took the ferry to Liberty Island and got the opportunity to go inside of the Statue of Liberty, a rare opportunity only available to those with pre purchased tickets. It was amazing!
Layla’s peeps! Most of the core group all together on the other side of the country!
Layla and I on Liberty Island.
Lady Liberty’s original torch which is kept inside of her base.
Up the stairs inside of the statue.
A beautiful view of Manhattan!
Another amazing view rarely seen!
What a wonderful experience to share with family! Thank you for getting the tickets Donna!!
Guy and the Ladies, Layla, Lady Liberty, and I!
After a long hot day at The Statue of Liberty we went to Little Italy to have the world’;s best pizza! Lombardi’s Mmmmmmm! It doesn’t get any better!
After Lombardi’s, because we didn’t have a full enough day, we took Layla to American Girl Place! Layla got her very first baby doll, a Bitty Baby. She pointed at the box our personal shopper picked up, the doll was taken out of the box and given to Layla. She instantly hugged the doll and patted her back. It was the cutest, sweetest thing in the world. So cute it made me cry! She loves her Bitty Baby! We had to also buy baby some extra outfits, bibs, and a burp cloth! I think Nicole and I had more fun than most of the little girls in the store!
Gathering up outfits and accessories at American Girl!
The Toy soldier at FAO!
On the train to Coney Island on the Fourth of July!
Layla and Guy in front of where the Nathan’s Hotdog eating contest takes place!
The girls at Nathan’s
On the boardwalk at Coney Island!
On the Cylclone with my dad. He grew up going on this roller coaster. It was the first one my Grandma ever took him on. We both love roller coasters and used to go to Magic Mountain together the two of us every year so it was a blast to be able to share this experience with my dad! What a coaster too, it beats the hell out of you!!
Waiting for the Nathan’s Ht dog eating contest to begin!
Joey Chestnut and Kobayashi on the big screen powering down hotdogs during the contest!
On the Wonder Wheel ferris wheel with my dad, Guy and Layla. I hate Ferris wheels but again my dad grew up going on this with his dad because my grandpa wouldn’t do the Cyclone roller coaster. Another experience I was happy to share with my dad, my husband and my daughter! What a view the Atlantic and the boardwalk and in the other direction the Manhattan skyline! Wow!
Times Square on the Fourth of July! I love New York!
Mimosas on Sunday morning in a bar in SOHO, everyone in the bar, waitresses and bartender loved Layla!
Our picnic in Central Park – The Rambles. Guy, Nicole, Layla, and I went to Dean and Deluca in Soho and spent a ridiculous amount on delicious goodies for a picnic in Central Park with my dad, Donna, and Mike and Elizabeth my dad’s best friend from High School and college and his wife! It was a beautiful day for an awesome picnic!
Daddy and Layla in Central Park
chillaxing, Layla passed out in the park after a very full day!
So tired, such a little trooper!
The Girls relaxing in Central Park! To bad we had to get on a plane the next day!! I love NYC, can’t wait to go back!!
We all do!! We can’t wait to go back!!