Earlier this fall, my daughter got a letter from Seton Hall. We weren't really familiar with the school so you know what that means, right? Yup, road trip!! Since the school is only about 30 minutes from Manhattan, we decided that we would spend one day in the city and the next day at the school's open house. We also thought that it might make more fun if we brought along a couple of my daughter's best friends (we were right about that one, we had a blast!). As we driving on 95, my daughter was telling her friends about a statue at Yale that supposedly brings you good luck if you rub his toe. The girls wanted to check it out and since it was just a little ways off the highway, we made a little detour to the toe. We also had a special guest with us on our trip, Flat Stanley. My friend's first grade class is doing a unit on Flat Stanley so I offered to bring him with us. Not only did he have a blast too but he also got to rub the toe for luck, and hang out with 3 of my favorite seniors.
After our Yale detour, we headed into the city. We decided to take a walk up to Times Square and since Macy's was on our way, we couldn't resist stopping in. Stanley was a big fan of the opulence and decorations of Macy's. By the way, we may or may not have threatened Stanley with a trip in the mailbox if he didn't behave.
After Times Square (and lunch, of course), we hopped on the subway to the 9/11 Memorial.
The one thing that we all wanted to do while we were in New York was to visit the 9/11 Memorial. All I can really say is wow, what a powerful and incredibly moving experience.
On our way back, we saw a park that was very prettily adorned with Christmas lights so of course, we took full advantage of the opportunity to take some pictures before heading back to the subway.
On our way back to the car, we got to see Times Square, Macy's and the Empire State building all lit up and looking pretty.
The next day, we had a lovely visit at Seton Hall. We all liked it but I think that Stanley was the one that appreciated it the most. I think that he may even be considering applying there (the commute would be pretty easy, he could just hop in the nearest mailbox).
What a fabulous trip we had, one that was filled with special moments, lots of fun and many laughs. Hopefully this trip will be something that all 3 of the girls remember fondly in years to come (I know that I will). Happy Tuesday, everyone, have a great day!