Early Wed. morning saying good bye to the children we left at home to hold the fort. And hold the fort they did. Thanks for taking over and looking after the things that needed to be done while we were gone.
We traveled with Ben and Lisa Krahn friends from our church. They were the ones that had booked all the tours and sight seeing events. You did a great job and we enjoyed getting to know you guys alot better!
The front of the White House in Washington DC.
The Capitol Building.
The Jefferson Memorial
The Washington Monument.
Downtown in New York city. Wow does a person feel small when you are standing on the street and looking up!
Having a blizzard break. We had wonderful weather so a cool treat was enjoyable.
Yes,the buildings were very high.
Walking along the streets in New York city. There are more taxis then other cars. We drove to a parkade and took the Metro or underground train to the downtown area. Then we did lots of walking or rode the taxi.
The street signs and building say it all.
There was a tour of New York and it took us out on a little cruise boat where we got a view of things that are very hard to spot from on the land because of all the tall buildings.
The Statue of Liberty. We actually got a pretty good history lesson out of this tour.
Our tour guide and the Brooklyn Bridge in the back ground. This bridge was built in the 1800's with very little engineering compared to now adays.
This bridge still gets used,we walked over it and enjoyed seeing the massive amounts of cable that they had used to construct it even back in those days.
Ground zero. Here they were working on constructing another huge building. One World Trade Center at a height of 1776 feet. It is still a few years away from completion.
The night life in New York was something else. When we would think it was time to "turn in" this city would start living. The logo on some t-shirts was "The city that never sleeps".
Driving through Pennsylvania,a much slower pace lifestyle (more my type) The scenery was so rolling and beautiful.
At the Resort in Bushkill Penn. where we spent 5 nights.
Lisa and myself were in a predicament. The men thought it was hot and had the air conditioner going. We were so glad to have gone to a place where we could warm up and then we sat under the blankets to keep warm because the air conditioner was on :)
No,they aren't doing the dishes. Just leaning over the kitchen sink to eat some juicy fruit we bought at a roadside stand.
A view from the top of the Empire State Building.