Okay, I'm sorry this has taken so long to get some of our New York pictures up. This is going to be a long post but it will be good, I promise.
Museum of Natural History - for those of you that have seen Night at the Museum, this is the museum they filmed in.
World Trade Center - we did a walking tour with a guy that worked on the 82nd floor of the first trade center that got hit. He shared his personal story with us. They are rebuilding the block, 16 acres. They are going to put reflecting pools where the orginial buildings were. Then, a few more towers and a really big one called the Freedom Tower. It is going to be higher than the orginal. It will be 1776 feet, symbolic of the year our country declared independence. There will be a memorial building built between the reflecting pools.
Empire State Building - we took a tour that goes all the way to the top. It was an amazing view up there.
Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
Time Square, 5th Ave, Broadway, & David Letterman Show - we went to the Letterman show. They didn't let us take any pictures, except on the outside. It was fun to be that close to David and the band. We were about 10 rows from the band. Debra Messing was one of the guest stars.
Yankee Staduim & Fun with Andy & Stefany
Phantom of the Opera - My parents bought us phantom tickets for Brad's birthday. We were twenty rows from the stage. It was so amazing. We got all dressed up for a night on the town. Thanks mom and dad!
Central Park Zoo - it was an interesting zoo experience. I was very disappointed that I didn't see zebras, hippos, lions or giraffes. I was basing my expectations from Madagascar (the cartoon movie). They were from the New York Central Zoo. I assumed it was Central Park but it really is the Bronx Zoo. Sad! We also saw monkeys eating off each other, turtles doing turtle things and our trip would not be complete with the homeless.
A special thanks to Andy & Stefany for letting us crash on their living room floor. You guys helped make this an awesome trip!