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Friday, January 6, 2012

A day trip…..

TGIF!! Hope everyone had a great week and is looking forward to the weekend. I know I am. I swear, I feel like the weeks are going by faster and faster. Does that just mean we are all getting old quick?? LOL!

In my post the other day I mentioned that we tried to take advantage of the nice weather on New Years Day and so we headed to NYC. I had originally wanted to go earlier in the month of December to see the Radio City Christmas Show and to take the kids to see the Christmas tree but it just didn’t work out that way. 

We hadn’t taken the kids to the Museum of Natural History ever so that was going to be the plan. I thought the kids would love to see the large dinosaur bones. And I haven’t been there since I was a kid and I was looking forward to it too.

Well, I guess everyone had the same idea because the place was packed!! And did you know that most museums are really free and the the prices listed are just a ‘suggested donation’?  I just learned that….lol.

Getting out of the car and ready to walk up Central Park West….

Christopher and I in front of the museum…..

Some inside shots…..



Now, remember, my kids went to bed at 1:30am the night before so they look exhausted….lol. Well, they really are exhausted. Anthony was great. He sat in the stroller the whole time. I think they were getting a little bit bored. They are probably too young to appreciate what the museum is really about.

After we packed it in from the museum, Christopher decided he wanted to go to Times Square to the Hershey’s store. Now, many of you do not know, but parking in NYC, especially Times Square, is a nightmare. But, since we were already int he city, we attempted to drive over there. We actually lucked out and got an awesome spot. Then of course the kids we hungry for dinner. And where do the want to go? McDonald’s!! We are in the best city in the world and we eat McDonald’s for dinner. Nice.

Here is the calm after the storm of Times Square…..

Can you imagine the millions of people that packed the streets just hours before?? LOL. I ventured to Times Square on New Year’s Eve once in my life and I would never do it again. It was nice to say that I did it once, but that was enough to last me a lifetime….lol!

My boys….

Now, hopefully our next trip to NYC will be just me and the hubs and we can enjoy a ‘nice’ dinner and a few drinks!!
Have a great weekend….


Gina said...

LOL - my children would pick McDonalds too!

I did not know that the entry fees for museums were suggestions - good to know!

Happy Friday!!

Carol said...

Fun! I hope I get to experience NYC on's on my bucket list!