Tuesday, May 31, 2011

New York City

For Memorial Day weekend we headed to New York City for the annual Fleet Week. We rented a hotel on Staten Island and our first stop was to visit the USS New York. Josiah wanted to see this ship the most because he had read about it and knew it was made from the steel from Ground Zero. The kids had a ball climbing on the the tanks and trucks and sitting in the helicopters and holding the guns. Saturday we took the Staten Island Ferry over to Manhatten and did some exploring of the city. We hit Chinatown, Grand Central Station, Fao Schwartz, Central Park, and had lunch in Little Italy. I think the kids favorites were the toy store and riding the subway! Sunday we checked out of the hotel and headed to Liberty State Park to catch the ferry to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. I found Ellis Island to be extremely interesting. While the kids liked it they weren't interested in staying quite as long as Kevin and I could have. It was a great trip, one we would love to do again. So much to see we couldn't do it all in one trip.

                                                On the USS New York

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