Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Times Square

Our train's terminal was right at Times Square so we were there a lot, either to get on/off the subway or just to walk around, eat cheesecake and have fun. Here are some pictures!

You can see how much this little guy loved Times Square!!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

A family favorite

Us in the ferris Wheel inside Toys r Us.

It was a nice ride

Allen loved the Transformer's aisles!

For the dinossaurs lovers: make sure you watch the video.

During our stay in NY we walked around Times Square a lot, but the one store that had us going back every time we were there was Toys r us! That may seem silly since we have a toys r us close to us and avoid taking the kids there unless we are ready to spend money! But the Times Square Toys r us is the biggest one in the country and it has so many attractions that we can easily spend hours walking around and leave the store with happy kids without having to buy anything.

Friday, July 24, 2009

More of our family vacation

The bull, symble of the strenght of wall street.

Lady Liberty from a different spot.

Right behind us is the construction site for the freedom towers, old world trade center spot.

The statue of liberty seen from the bridge.

All of us on a city tour, at the brooklyn end of the brooklyn bridge.

Still by the bridge, behind the boys is where the world trace center used to stand. They were my very favorite thing in NY.

In front of the building where Jhon Lenon lived and was killed.

Strawberry fields at Central Park, it's a memorial to Jhon Lenon made by his wife after his death.

We went on a city tour which quickly showed us the main touristic attractions helping us decide what places we wanted to go back and visit on our own.

Our family vacation

In the subway on the way to Manhattan

The boys riding the subway for the first of many times. To get from Queens (my cousin's place)to
manhattan we had to take a bus and a train.

We got to go on a family vacation to visit my cousin in New York City this summer. We left on the 30th of june and came home on July 11th. I had been to New York 4 times before but it was Chris' first time over there. I was so excited not only about going on a trip, but about going to a place that is really dear to my heart. The very first time I left Brazil, was my first experience when I was on my own for a few months and it was in New York City. Ok, I wasn't completly on my own, I was staying at my cousin's house, she gave me all the support I needed and helped me figure out how to get around, but after all, she had to work and I got to be on my own on most of my activities. Anyway, my experience in NY when I was 18 years old made me fall in love with the US and that's when I decided I wanted to study English. Thanks to the fact that my dear cousin still lives there, I have been able to visit her throughout the years.

Well, we had a great time during the 11 days we spent there we got to see a lot of fun places and we got to spend time with my cousin Marcia and some dear friends, Magali, Aline, Mayra, her husband and their dautgher Isabel. Because we visited so many places and took so many pictures I'm going to try and space it out in several postings. As we all know I'm not very good at finding time for blogging so good luck to all of us, maybe in the next several months I'll post all of our trip!