Since a shit-ton of wrong went down this summer – in Israel and across the world – I’m going to dedicate this post to the happy, quirky, tiny moments of the trip I took with the kids to visit family in New York this month.
On my first day in Ameeeerica, I have now seen EVERYTHING. Liz OUT.
One of my favorite things to visit. Couldn’t keep my hands off.
Ok, sorry, I lied. But I couldn’t help it. I, on the one hand, hate the sensationalist news in New York, and on the other hand, can’t be there without breathing it like a true native.
A pride and a privilege to see this happen for the first time. My brothers and I ate slept breathed the New York Public Library growing up (thanks mom).
Found an old friend. Put on the big cushy headphones and hit play for kicks… and it played… played and played some obscure teenage song… from my old mix tape collection. For the, um, record, I made some pretty good ripped-off-the-radio mixed tapes.
The kids met their cousin. Bebe was quite taken.
We broke the rules a few times.
It’s not New York without a visit from the FDNY.
‘And did you hear the Rosenbergs are down in Fort Lauderdale this month? Oh can you just imagine?’
Bebe was taken with a lot of new things… and a particular uncle…
We wrote to ‘our’ congressman to try and save the elephants… the 96 Elephants Project at the NY Aquarium.
You know you’re getting older when…
The mother ship.
The Big Green Lady.
So when we arrived at Newark, Koala kept asking me who the green man holding a book was. Lucky the border control takes so long because I could not figure out what the eff he was talking about. Then I looked up at one of the monitors and saw the Statue of Liberty imprinted… then I did that dramatic movie turnaround and saw she was everywhere… so I taught him about the Statue of Liberty. Sure enough, as we got to the elevators, there she was, a real statue, and Koala – who happened to be in his, yes, green jumpsuit, stood proudly imitating her.
So we went. She was kind of a theme of the trip.
When you have a Grandpa from Florida.