The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World

I thought I would do the rest of our NYC trip in a second blog post but looking through our photos I’ve realized that’s NOT going to happen haha. There are waaaaay too many photos to include so I’m going to have to write another post after this one.

On Thursday morning Uncle John and Aunt Jenny took us around Central park for a bit. Some of it was already closed off (thanks to the Pope). Uncle John and Bryton were always trailing behind Aunt Jenny and I. When I started to walk with them I realized why. Uncle John knows so much about everything so he would stop to explain things to Bryton. It was actually really interesting!! Aunt Jenny also knew a lot but she is such a fast walker and a great multi-tasker that she can walk and talk all at the same time.

While we were in Central Park we also came across a horse racing thing going on. These were pretty cool. They made horses out of grass and I loved it! The bridge in the picture below is apparently very popular and has been in several movies. It reminded me of Mary Poppins when Burt draws the chalk pictures on the sidewalk. Nerdy – I know.

Had to get a picture in front of the iconic Plaza hotel. Those barricades were up because of the Pope 😦


My husband geeked out at the big Apple store.

And then I geeked out at Tiffany’s πŸ˜€
I told Bryton that I really wanted something from Tiffany’s. But I totally forgot. We were walking along Fifth Ave to Rockefeller and Tiffany’s was right on the corner! Thank goodness otherwise I would have left NYC without something from Tiffany’s! I didn’t want anything expensive but when we walked through the doors I just thought, gosh, everything looks so expensive! Well one of the workers told me there were 4 other floors haha. Wow. So we headed up to the floor with all the silver (because silver suits my skin better). I fell in love with this dainty silver bracelet and it was super cheap so my cute husband bought it for me! #relationshipgoals

Well we finally got to the Rockefeller Centre and it was pretty cool. I’m not sure it was worth the walk though and I think Aunt Jenny would be disappointed I said that hahaha. In the centre they also have a Lego store. I think my brothers would LOVE so much about this place!

Afterwards we caught the subway down to the 9/11 Memorial. By this time we were getting really good at the subway thing! We got to the memorial and it was really… sad, for lack of a better word. It was kinda awkward taking photos because it’s not the kind of place that you really want to be smiling at because it’s so sad! We had passes to get into the memorial museum but lo and behold it was close. Why? Guess. The Pope. Urgh. By this time I was REALLY mad at him!

Then we headed down to the ferry to go to the Statue of Liberty. My feet were so tired we stopped along the sidewalk and my sweet husband massaged my feet! I’m so lucky!

The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the world was a gift from the people of France to the U.S. as a symbol of freedom. It was dedicated in 1886. I was glad we didn’t spend the money to go up to the statue. We got such a good view from the bottom that it would have been a waste of money to get a limited view of the statue from directly underneath it.Β 

That night we did a session at the Manhattan temple. It is so tiny!!! They have one endowment room that fits 45 people and you move to a different room during the session. I really loved how small it was though! It was easy to find your way around and the session went really quick because there weren’t many people there.

Uncle John has been following the Rugby World Cup pretty closely and has even written up a schedule of the games he wants to watch. When we got back to the apartment after dinner, Aunt Jenny was already in bed and Uncle John was up watching his rugby so Bryton joined him. What a couple of nerds haha.

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