Sunday, January 22, 2012

Mom's New Year's Trip to NYC

After being home for Christmas for two weeks, Mom and I (and Otis and Sam) flew back to NYC on December 29th. The cats were PERFECT on the trip back - our plane was delayed about an hour due to mechanical difficulties, and then we flew into Newark and it took us an hour and a half to get from the airport to my apartment (traffic). Otis and Sam were quiet the entire time - they have gotten to be good travelers.

On Friday night we saw the Radio City Rockettes. The show had a lot of new scenes added this year, as well as some of the same.

We stopped by the Rockefeller Center tree. It is not as exciting as it was my first time seeing it.
On Saturday we went to Gaga's Workshop at Barney's...Mom's idea of course.

Everything in there was so strange.
We also went to the 9/11 Memorial.

For New Year's Eve, I was so happy to NOT be in Times Square this year. We did the New York Roadrunners Emerald Nuts Midnight Run.

It was a 4-mile run around the inner loop of Central Park. The fireworks in the park were awesome. Champagne (sparkling cider, actually) was served at mile 2.
I ran it, and then walked back to find Mom and walked with her to the finish.
On Sunday we went to church and then to see Follies on Broadway. Not one of my favorite Broadway shows.
On Monday we took Amtrack to Philadelphia for the day. Mom had never been before and she has been wanting to go for a while.

This is Congress Hall, The House of Representatives Chamber
Congress Hall - John Adams took the Oath of Office here.
Congress Hall - George Washington took the Oath of Office for his second term here. He took the oath for his first term in NYC (Wall Street).
A red, white and blue Christmas tree
The Betsy Ross House

Ben Franklin's grave
Historic Philadelphia

Signer's Hall - all the Signer's of the Declaration

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
We were on a 6pm train and back at my apartment by about 8pm.

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