|Getting ready to board Amtrak to NYC|
|At Penn Station in NYC|
|Still hanging on to Daddy!|
|We have arrived!|
|Literally... people everywhere!|
|We were like ducks in a row following our leader to find our hotel.|
|Grand Central Station beside our hotel.|
|We stayed at the Hyatt Regency at Grand Central Station|
We headed straight to find 5th Avenue for Emilee so she could do some "window" shopping. Then she spotted the Sephora store and had to check it out.
|Found Sephora... I'm going in!|
|So much makeup... so little time!|
|Daddy found a window seat in Sephora!|
|Ashlee would love to get her fingers on this organ.|
|Radio City Music Hall in the background|
|They were posting "with" the FDNY |
(Fire Department New York)
|Ash is reading Karen Kingsbury's Redemption Series, which talks|
a lot about NY's Fire Dept, so Ash was a bit excited to see this.
|And Em was a bit excited to see this! :-)|
|This particular couple was really, really good!|
|Standing on the half wall while performing for the restaurant.|
|My $14 cheeseburger & fries|
|"Mary Poppins" on Broadway. We had just seen|
Broadway's "Wicked" at a theater in Raleigh, so we
didn't feel like we needed to see a play while we were in NYC.
But it was fun seeing all the advertisements for them.
|Sitting on the bleachers in the middle of the street|
looking out into Times Square. So cool!
|In Times Square|
|Papa Smurf! La-la-lala-lala la-lala-lala!|
(Can't you just hear the Smurf theme song in your head?)
|Mickey & Minnie!|
Just like Philly, it was really, really hot here. We hadn't wanted to take a cab yet to get to our destinations, so by this time we had done a ton of walking. We were hot and sweaty and tired, so we decided to stroll back to our hotel to take a break and clean up a bit before heading back out for dinner. We had wandered quite a ways from our hotel, and at this point in the afternoon, it was scorching hot, and we needed a place to cool down before the trek back. Daddy found us a quiet spot in an air-conditioned building, and we took a load off!
|Stopped to take a rest here, but it wasn't cool enough!|
|Daddy spotted a building...|
|...looked public and air-conditioned, so we followed him in|
|Nice and quiet and cool!|
|I felt underdressed!|
|You should have seen Ashlee's face as she turned|
around to look at us when this girl
walked past her. Looks like Julia Roberts
in "Pretty Woman." I'm thinking she was off
for a dance audition. :-)