Monday, June 2, 2008

NYC -- The "Times Square Shuffle"

I'm very late in posting photos of our trip to New York City. Sarah and I tagged along with Kevin and his students when they visited the Big Apple at the beginning of May for a Finance Club trip. This was my 5th or 6th trip to NYC and Kevin's 6th or 7th trip (he's gone once more than I have). We stayed right near where the World Trade Center Towers were which is on the lower portion of Manhattan right near Wall Street and just a quick walk to Battery Park where you can see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. We took the subway up to Times Square, Central Park, FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) and Chinatown.

It was a bit cold while we were there so most photos look like we are always wearing the same clothes! And we stumbled upon a Romanian Street Festival on Wall Street which was an unexpected treat and we enjoyed some new foods and Sarah LOVED looking at all the booths full of jewelry, purses, etc. Her souvenirs from the trip are items from the festival.

This photo is of Sarah in front of the NY Stock Exchange on Wall Street.

We Kevin in front of the Wall Street Bull. (You actually have to wait in line in the middle of a street to have your photo taken with this bull as so many tourists want the same photo!)

One of the very few times you'll see Kevin in a dress shirt and tie!

In Battery Park.
The Romanian Street Festival on Wall Street -- Kevin enjoying some new foods and Sarah shopping at the festival.

Central Park -- Sarah's FAVORITE part of NYC! We bought a salt-free pretzel for her to feed to the squirrels and birds.

We took our budding fashion designer to see FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) and we toured their permanent clothing museum on the first floor as well as the ultra cool bookstore. But the closest she got to any fancy clothing stores was standing outside -- like in front of Hermes!

And after a few days in NYC with tons of walking and subway riding and loud noises and different food and tons of people and lots of rain and cold -- it was SO FUNNY to me when we saw this sign in Central Park. By the time we saw the sign, Kevin and Sarah were too tired to honor my request for them to dance in front of the sign while I took a photo, but you get the idea. Okay, maybe it's just me, but a sign telling me to "Use The Times Square Shuffle" just sums up the trip -- we came, we danced, we got all pooped out!

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