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New Jersey – Going into Manhattan

August 14, 2012
New World Trade Center

New World Trade Center

While visiting Jenny and Jake we decided to take a day trip into New York City.  Our goals – visit the World Trade Center site (see above) plus shop and eat in Chinatown.  We would end up the trip visiting the Folk Art Museum and maybe pick up some Indian food at one of my favorite places.  While at the World Trade Center we visited the church nearby.  This is where George Washington went to church to pray after being sworn in as the first president.  It is also the location where New Yorkers placed all the flowers and photos after 9-11.  It was a sober reminder of that day.

Annie eating broccoli in Chinatown

Annie eating broccoli in Chinatown

We took the subway to get around town.  Calla and Annie were good about going down underground and hearing the noisy trains.  We caught a train down to Canal and roamed through Chinatown.  Our stop at a Malaysian restaurant was well-timed.  Everyone was ready for a break, something to drink and some food.  Mary had Mango Chicken and I had Pad Thai.  Mmmmmm.  Calla and Annie shared Sesame Chicken with broccoli.  They really enjoyed it (see photo above)!  And shopping for Hello Kitty back packs went over well with Calla and Annie. 🙂

Calla playing in a water fountain near the World Trade Center

Calla playing in a water fountain near the World Trade Center

While trekking through lower Manhattan, Calla enjoyed playing in a water fountain.  It was lots of fun!  Several other kids also liked to stick their feet in the water.  I also got a great photo of the gang in front of a blue hydrangea.

Posing in front of a beautiful hydrangea

Posing in front of a beautiful hydrangea

Later, we caught the train up to mid-town to visit the Folk Art Museum.  The museum was small but the exhibits were great.  I liked the large painting of Coney Island,  but there were not many things to see.  It was just as well, the girls were tired.  We made a quick trip over to the Indian restaurant and boo-hoo, it was not open.  😦  Oops.  It was Saturday.

Even with no Indian food, it was a GREAT day.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    August 15, 2012 6:20 am

    Sounds like you had a great time. I like this stories.

  2. August 15, 2012 6:30 am

    Thanks for your comment. Glad you like the story.

  3. Nancy Moon permalink
    August 16, 2012 6:44 am

    Brad, looks like you had a wonderful day. Makes me long to go back to NYC. The surgery must have helped your back!

    • August 16, 2012 8:40 am

      Nancy, thanks for checking out the blog and your comment. We actually went to NYC prior to my surgery. I paced myself. We would have a busy day, then an easy day where I could rest. The visit was good therepy and lots of fun. I will have more posts on the trip soon… I hope you can come back and read them and send more comments. 🙂 Thanks!

  4. June 23, 2015 12:48 pm

    It’s been 45 years since I’ve been in Manhattan – used to enjoy going back then. I guess I chose this post ’cause I’m finally feelin’ homesick.

    • June 23, 2015 3:40 pm

      Thanks for the comment. I suppose the city has changed a lot in 45 years. Even when things change, there’s a place inside us that hangs on to memories that are uniquely ours. Every now and then we are reminded of that time and place. I hope my post brought back some happy memories.

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