Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday:
"...it’s what we all carry with us on this trip we take"

"Their story, yours and mine -- 
it’s what we all carry with us on this trip we take, 
and we owe it to each other to respect our stories and learn from them."
—William Carlos Williams

This week I am excited SC and I are travelling along with AC to New York City.  I have been to NYC twice - once in 2005 when AC proposed, and once earlier this year when just I tagged along for a quick weekend.  However, many of the things I am going to be doing with SC will be things I will be doing for the first time.  It is disappointing that AC will have to be working during the days and miss experiencing many of these places with us, but I am thankful that we get to go with him and that it is much less expensive for us to take this trips since he will be working.

SC and I have prepared for this trip by reading From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg, which won the Newbery Medal in 1968, and I have reviewed on my latest What 2 Read Wednesday post.  We have also read a number of picture books, which you can see a list of here.  Finally, we watched Night at the Museum, Muppets Take Manhattan, and Ghostbusters, all of which take place in New York City and have places which we will be seeing while there.  Here is a list of ten places we will be going to while in NYC this week.

1. NY Public Library - Children's Book Exhibit 

2. Central Park (SC really wants to ride on the carousel)

3. FAO Schwarz 

4. Guggenheim

5. Metropolitan Museum of Art


The Cloisters

6. American Museum of Natural History

7. Cinderella (on Broadway)

8. Bronx Zoo

9. Museum of Modern Art

10. Empire State Building

We will also probably attempt to get a view of the Statue of Liberty, but will not travel over to it and Ellis Island this trip simply because they recently opened it back up and I think it will just be too busy and take up more time than SC has patience for.  Most of the places we will be going to we will spend just a couple hours before moving on.

Finally, after SC saw pictures of our having tea in London, we decided we are going to go to a special place for her to have proper tea while in NYC.  We found this cute little place called Alice's Tea Cup and have made reservations for a late afternoon tea.

What are some of your favorite places for families in New York City?  Leave a comment, and then check out more Top Ten Tuesday posts here:

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