At this point I'm positive I'm adopted.
After muffins and juice (because no respectable place is open this early!) We hop on our little Bus-O-Fun and head toward the most famous place in all of New York
And here is my group of Morning Ghouls (i'm still mad it's so early) on the ferry, headed to see the big lady!
Now you gotta double click on this picture. You'd swear this was a post card...but truly this was taken by my SIL Jody...dang that woman can work magic with a camera!
Aren't they cute! A trio of Country gals standing in front of the BIG City. I just love this picture.
And check out that gorgeous blue sky......Now I don't know about you...but it looks like Miss Liberty is mighty PO'd about whats happening to this fine country. She looks like she'd like to kick some serious Politician A@@ right about now.
And there it is!!!!! The reason why I love the Statue of Liberty more than anything else on this planet...why you ask....because she is the only woman around that has a bigger butt than me!
Farewell Miss Liberty....you're being tossed aside for a tall building with a killer view. We're off to the Empire State Building.
And I gotta tell you another true story. The observation deck is on the 80th floor. The elevators take you to around the 72 or 73 floor and then you switch elevators to go the rest of the way. Well the wait for the second elevator was about 20 minutes. My dear family didn't want to wait and asked if they could just go up the rest of the way on the stairs. Some totally clueless (and soon to be sorry) lady says sure to my SIL's ...but then looks at my mom and says "dearie you should wait for the elevators...thats a big climb) My mom, being the sweet person she is, gritted her teeth and said "really I can go up the stairs" ...Clueless says "no dearie...you really need to take the elevator" My mom proceeded to tell Ms Clueless that she climbed up 46 FLIGHTS OF STAIRS JUST THAT MORNING AND SHE WAS PRETTY DAMN SURE SHE COULD HANDLE A MEASLY 8 FLOORS WITHOUT EVEN GETTING WINDED SO GET OUTTA HER WAY ...AND BY THE WAY MISSY I'LL BE HAPPY TO RACE YOU TO THE TOP!!!! Suffice it to say my mom can be a wee bit "spunky" when her abilities are in question.
Now at this point I'm done in....okay honestly I've been done in for days. But my feet have gone on strike and they refuse to move...ever! So I let my three unsuspecting family members off at Central Park...because of course THEY want to go for a walk, or a jog, or HECK a MARATHON SPIN through the largest park on the planet. I figure...hey they can get back on the bus and find the hotel...piece of cake. Probably not the nicest or most responsible thing to do....but my feet frankly didn't care one whit about their personal safety. I however felt a bit apprehensive and guilty until they got back....well after my nap I did!
So we're done with our trip to the big city. I'm pretty sure they all had a really good time. New York is a totally bizarre experience when you live in a little town your whole life. I'm sure New York left a big impression on my family....and my mom of course left a pretty large impression on New York!