Sunday, July 24, 2011

New York City, 4 months later...

So, I am finally getting around to all of these posts. Maybe I shouldn't curse myself-maybe I should just say, I am finally getting around to the NYC post...there. Less pressure. Ahhh...

Anyhow, the first day started off with a beautiful view of the city at night.

NYC skyline

Our friends Jared and Alina started a new habit for of him licking my forehead (if I can find the original, I'll post it here sometime). So of course, this happened several times on the trip *sigh*

mara and jon

Have I mentioned how much I love my job? This trip was just one more of the great perks of what I happen to get paid to do...escort this lovely group of people around for a week.

group shot

We did lots of sight seeing, including a brief visit to Times Square...too many people for my tastes but I'm glad I got to experience it!

times square

Jon and I, being the Metho-dorks that we are, did lots of old-church sightseeing too. I could probably create 5 posts with all the pictures I took in the churches and cathedrals, but I'll save you all that's just one of my favorite shots from Trinity Cathedral.

altar piece

On Friday, our free day, much of the group did the Liberty Island/Ellis Island tours. Jon and I joined in but for the sake of time, we didn't get off the ferry at Liberty Island-so I have a picture of Lady Liberty's backside.

statue of liberty

Let's just say that visiting the Statue and Ellis island is something that apparently every tourist wants to do, especially on a Friday, so Jon was a little ready to be done standing in's the best shot I have from Ellis Island :)



After our dutiful patriotic tours, we moved into the city for some real fun, including F.A.O Schwartz (yes, I'm still kicking myself for NOT playing on the BIG piano...)-this one's for you, Jared.

lego c-3po

We spent some time wandering around outside (and inside) Rockefeller Center/Plaza, and I won't lie-the whole time I was on the lookout for Tina Fey. I also expected to see Will Ferrell, thanks to the movie such luck.

rockefeller center

The day ended where else-on the subway. A very late night before a very early morning, including quite the eventful travel time to the airport-but that's a story for another day.

mara and jon

Well played, New York...well played.


  1. By the way, I have the "original" and I will send it your way. Also, I would like to say that YOUR husband started the licking, I just happened to catch it on my camera...

    So glad you're blogging!!

  2. I know he started it...but I think when Jared put up an 8x10 of that photo in the guest got Jon on a roll :)