And, we've been behind... yes, very behind. So, a quick catch up, although not comprehensive.
We went to New York City one Saturday to test out an efficient way to get there. There really isn't a truly efficient way to get there, but we wanted to find the least stressful and least expensive way to get there. Well, based on information from a friend we drove to a bus station in New Jersey that was easy to get to with little traffic, free parking (yes, free!) and only $8 round trip right to basically Times Square.
We walked around for as long as our feet could take it and then went home. The experiment was successful. Now the next time we go, we'll be sure to plan more than just seeing if we can get there easily.
Regardless, there are always sites to see in NYC.
You see a lot of street performers in New York City--from dancers, to musicians, to statues and people in extremely random costumes. I swear you can see anything in New York City. This was probably the oddest I have seen. The whole time we stood there this girl held this guy up with her legs as he moved around into different poses. I actually saw this girl on the subway to this location, but didn't think anything of it until I saw her laying on the ground holding this guy up. I wonder if Adri and I could do this and make a little extra money on the side... ?!?
Shortly after going to New York I headed out to California for a work conference and Adri's mom flew to PA. They ran around for a couple days until I got back, and sadly I don't have any of those pictures. I think they are all on their phones. But, when I returned we headed to Valley Forge and got a great history lesson.
And, lastly, just some architectural shots that I like of doors and stonework and such. All around a very beautiful building, with a TON of history. There was a guy inside talking to us about all the symbolism of different pieces of the chapel, as well as the history in general and how old some of the different pieces are.