Thursday, November 20, 2014

NYC Sibling Trip #6--New York Public Library Children's Room

On our last morning in NYC,
David and I took the subway
to the New York Public Library's
Children's Room.
I was captivated by the  displays and 
murals on the walls
that showed so many of the
places we had visited.

I hope you enjoy!

Welcome to the Children's Room!
The original Winnie the Pooh!

The Hundred Acre Wood


Christopher Robin


Oh, how Winnie the Pooh loves his honey.



Times Square and the Theater District

What a special Green Space Central Park is!!







Books, Books, and More Books
I was in Children's Lit heaven


We enjoyed a young man singing Beatles songs
in Strawberry Fields in Central Park, built
by Yoko Ono to remember John Lennon




I loved seeing newer books like
Scaredy Squirrel along side the classics.


We spent some time at the Guggenheim Museum

Thanks for sharing some memories with me on my
posts of our NYC Sibling Trip!

How blessed I am to be able to share
such special times with my family.




Wednesday, November 12, 2014

NYC Sibling Trip #5--Random Ramblings

The following are just some random
pictures from our NYC Sibling Trip.

In front of the fun Ferris Wheel in the world's
largest Toys R Us.  Terry and Gail and David and I
agreed that if we had had our grandchildren
with us, we would have never been able to leave
this store (at least with our pocketbooks intact.)
A blurry picture of Van Gogh's Starry Night
Loved this picture of Randy taking a photo
on the Top of the Rock.
I was hugging the inside wall because
heights are just not my thing.
I absolutely loved the Broadway play
Matilda.
Of course I did.  It was set in a school
and was based on the children's book
by Roald Dahl.
We ate very, very well.
This was a picture of our last breakfast
together in NYC.
Even grown-ups like to play.
Largest peeps and largest peep collection
I have ever seen.
No, we didn't stay here, but we stayed
at a very nice hotel thanks to Adrian's prowess
at finding good deals.
The United Nations as seen from our tour bus.
LOVE--Randy and Kim
LOVE--David and Karen
LOVE--Lynn and Terry

LOVE--Sisters

Don't know where my love picture of Terry and Gail
went, but I love them too.
Dinosaurs at the Museum of Natural History
near Central Park
(no I'm not saying David is a dinosaur)



Monday, November 10, 2014

NYC Sibling Trip #4--Guilty Pleasures

I must admit that we did a few
non-cultural things while in
NYC.  
Showing the power of Social Media,
Lynn and Terry had posted
something about being in NYC
and a friend contacted them, told
them they were in town as well,
and had extra tickets to a
Broadway show.

While they were on the cultural
side of town, the rest of us
visited Madam Touseaud's Wax Museum.
I had never been to one before,
and if we hadn't bought the
NYC Pass and been able to
get in free, we might not have gone.
But it was actually a lot of fun!

See if you can guess some of the
famous people we hobnobbed with.

Some of the "people"
were amazingly life-like.












I think Queen Elizabeth was the most
realistic looking of all.
Every time I caught a glimpse of her
out of the corner of my eye,
I did a double take.  








This one if for you Sweetie.
Terry's favorite singing group
Superman #1 and #2

A fun night out on the town!



Friday, November 7, 2014

NYC Sibling Trip #3--Statue of Liberty

We were not wimps on this trip.
We traveled the subways like all good
New Yorkers.  Well, except when we got
lost and had to be rescued by cabbies.
(But that's another story and it only
happened to two of us--the two
whose last names are Gibson)
The boat ride to and from the
Statue of Liberty offered spectacular views.
 
If you've never been up close and personal
with Lady Liberty, you owe it to yourself
to see her.
Terry and Gail
Kim and Randy
Just a wee bit of commercialism,
but it was still inspiring.
More views of NYC



Lady Liberty's original torch
in the Statue of Liberty Museum
Sisters
Lynn and Terry 

Even being close to the statue, you
don't appreciate the size until
you see life-sized replicas in the museum.
A life-size mask of the Statue's face
...and her foot. 
A very large ear
My travel partner 
Isn't the sky spectacular?
Except for the first day of our visit,
we had amazing weather.
Lots of students touring
By the time we had toured the Statue of Liberty,
we were so tired that I don't think we
got the total impact of the
Ellis Island Immigration Museum.
It would be nice to visit there again
and spend more time.
How amazing to think of all the people
who chose America as "the home of the
free and the land of the brave" and passed
through these halls.
Thank you Lady Liberty for what you have meant
to so many.  May our nation always be a beacon
of hope because we are "one nation under God."