Wednesday, June 03, 2009

New York Day 2

First off question from Lesley: "How did you even decide what you wanted to see in such a short space of time?" I did a lot of research online and in books about New York and made a list of things I thought would be cool. Then asked Susie and Ryan what they would do. And they made a list of what we should do and when. They were our travel guides. They had already been there for two months and done a lot of the touristy things already. So they knew what to avoid and what to do in the same days. It was very handy!!

On to Day 2.
Started out taking family pictures for Susie and Ryan in central park. Seriously a dream to shoot here. I could have spent days finding new spots to take pictures.
Two of my favorites...
(okay technically this is three in itself, but whatever....)
There are more over here if you wanna see more from our shoot. (Thanks to Ryan and Regan for indulging Susie and me on this :) )

Sus took a couple for us too...

a bit more central park

(i LOVED central park!!) it was sooo cool.

Then on too FAO Schwartz. A rocking cool insanely huge toy store where we got something for our three kiddos.
Alden loved this picture of lego Batman!

Then we walked around a bit and saw LOTS of cool churches.



St. Regis :)

Hello 30 Rock!
(we love 30 Rock!)

We went up to the Top of the Rock.
It is way faster than the 2 hour wait at the empire state building AND you can SEE the Empire State building AND you can get a special pass so you can go up twice in 24 hours. So we did it during the day and at night.

See there it is!

In all it's glory.

THEN we did a boat tour of the harbor.
(I say that like it was no big deal, where we actually walked ALL day. From one place to another. The boat ride was a GREAT relief of the heat and my aching feet!)(and it was cool!)

I collect Sailboat pictures I've taken. This can go with my Nova Scotia ones...

The boat ride took us right out by lady liberty

Which was coool

And we got good views of all the cool famous bridges


And great views of the skyline

And we ended the day going back to the top of the rock at night.
Which was COOL.


Seriously we walked a LOT.
And tried tons of different enthic foods. Which was cool.


The Bing's said...

looks like such an amazing trip... I want to go to central park right now... the pictures you took there are so beautiful... you are just so talented!!!

Heather M. said...

i don't think i've ever seen so many photos of regan! :) :) :) good job!

looks like a great (and tiring) day!

how did the kids do while you were gone?

Jess said...

Looks like you guys are having so much fun!!!Central Park looks so amazing I want to go.

The Blakeney's said...

regan looks just like his friend the batman wouldn't you say?!
you just don't make him wear spandex and rubber :)

Amy said...

Wow, even MORE great pictures, you are so talented. I love the ones Sue(is it Sue ha ha, can't remember?) took of you and Regan. Lovebirds still haha! There is so much to see in New York I hear, and I'm enjoying seeing it through your photos. Brett's sitting on my lap, he liked the "castles" (churches).

Christal said...

what a fun trip love your pictures!! Susie has probably had more visitors then ever before in her life eh! When we lived in florida it was pretty much the same thing! What fun!!

Connie Nichol said...

wow, I am SO jealous. I'd love to go here some day. Looks fabulous!!!

Crystal said...

I love your new header!!! And your pictures of NYC are awesome too. It sounds like you had a marvelous time. It's inspiring me for whenever we go to see DD and her family.

KellyLady said...

WOW! What great memories!

Alysha said...

awesome pictures!!!! love the pics of ryan and susie and sadie!

Susie said...

umm i want your header, you know that's like our backyard right. I just love all your pics and I feel like we hardly talked about what you did everyday. Thanks for the new book, it's nice to have a new bedtime story to read.

Lora said...

Love the new header!! Loved the pictures, makes me want to go there even more. Glad you had a fun trip.

Mary MacAskill said...

*SQUEAL* Seriously Rhonda, I HAVE to go there. Looks like you guys had SO much fun. (And great photos of your man!) Oh and I just love that one that Sus took of Reg dipping you - super adorable, you two! (And I love your shoes.)