Busy Easter Weekend
I haven’t been able to post much because I’ve been having too much fun, but I thought I’d take a few minutes now and catch you up.
Mom and Dad and I drove to Weehawken, New Jersey, and took the ferry over to the Mid-Town pier in New York City. It was sunny and warm and the perfect day for a ride on the Hudson. So after we landed in Manhattan we walked to the building next door and took a 90-minute harbor cruise. The cruise was great. The tour guide was not. He spent more time telling us how he knew how to grab people’s attention in the first two seconds than he did telling us the interesting stuff we were seeing.
The interesting stuff we were seeing:
The Brooklyn Bridge –
It took 13 years to build and was completed in 1883
Governor’s Island –
Walt Disney was an AWOL prisoner on Governor’s Island with a view of the Hudson and this is where he came up with the idea for Steamboat Willie
A twenty minute tour of Manhattan is $200.00 per person
The Statue of Liberty –
An amazing thing to see in real life and something pictures don’t quite capture
Ellis Island –
I sure would like to know which of my ancestors came through here
The Manhattan Skyline-
The Bronx is up and the Battery’s down
And that concluded our tour. After that it was back to the cross-river ferry and then a pretty drive home. I had thought to go to our Good Friday service that night, but I was too pooped! Who knew sitting on a ferry could be so exhausting?
I had to pick up a few groceries and thought that Mom should have the Wegman’s experience.
For those of you who are not in the know, Wegman’s is the Disneyland of grocery stores. I think Mom might have been more impressed by the market than the Statue of Liberty.
This morning was a lovely, relaxing Easter morning. Todd and Taylor were working in the Valley Kids tech booth for all four services and Katie was helping with one of the kids’ classes at the 11:00 service (we thought) so Mom and Dad and I went to the 12:30 service. After that we came home for a few minutes and then went to Washington House in Sellersville for Easter dinner.
Late 19th-> Century (front view)
It’s a 30-minute ride through bucolic rolling hills and the warm weather the past few days has caused the flowers and trees to blossom. If I hadn’t been so hungry on the way there and so full and tired on the way home I would have wished it was more like an hour and 30 minutes away.
Yesterday Katie made a chocolate pudding pie and this morning I made a French apple pie. Our thought was that we would be too stuffed to eat dessert at the restaurant so we’d have dessert when we got home. Except I forgot that the Prefix dinner included dessert. The kids and I are off tomorrow so guess what we’re having for breakfast. Apple pie!!! Guess what we’re having for second breakfast. Chocolate pudding pie!!
Tomorrow is also my Weight Watchers weigh in day. I’m totally not feeling it.
I love Wegmans. If we had one here, my life would be complete.
You do get some great pictures. I watched a movie this weekend with the Brooklyn Bridge – Kate and Leopold. "The world has changed all around it, but Roebling's erection still stands! Love that line!
Feel like I've been to NYC with you!And really, I love the idea of second breakfast even more when it involved chocolate pie!
If people were to come visit me I would take them on a tour of NYC. Or Wegmans. Just sayin'.
Wow…your pictures are wonderful!Hmmm…a weekend back east might just have to happen. I might just be inviting myself sometime soon. To see Sookie and have cannolis, of course.
Those are some insanely good NY photos. Amy
I love the history that surrounds you. I'm all for old buildings and spectacular grocery stores. 🙂 Sounds like you had a good Easter, Jenster.