Time for Roan Mt. again! This year we were very excited because we had all been watching the weather and knew to expect snow! ALSO, this year we had Oscar for the very first time! This was Oscar’s first Christmas and first time at Roan Mt. We had all the usual fun, getting the tree, making decorations, home cooked meals, walks, sledding, puzzles… it was all good! Here are some pics:
Saturday, February 20, 2010
When we returned he was almost done and we watched him for a few minutes. He did a really great job and was very nice.
At that point we high-tailed it back to the hotel, running most of the way. We ran up to the room, grabbed our stuff, and made it back to the lobby just in time to meet our town car. He took us to the airport and the end of our trip. Goodbye, New York!
After we sat down, I realized I had forgotten to put ketchup on my burger, so I took my bun with me to get some ketchup. When I returned, all of two minutes later, Alyssa was running around the table frantically waving her arms. Her chicken strips and fries were scattered all over the table! I asked her what happened and she said the seagulls attacked! She had been taking a picture of one seagull when she felt a rush of wind and her food spilled all over the table as a gull dive bombed her food trying to steal a piece of chicken. As I laughed at her I reached down to put the bun on my burger, but the burger was gone, the WHOLE BURGER! Now she was laughing at me! Fortunately, they gave me another burger free of charge.
After lunch, we walked around the statue taking pictures. On the other side of the island, we stopped to feed the gulls some of Alyssa’s leftover fries. It was such a beautiful day. After returning to the mainland, we took the subway to the Empire State building. We reached the top just before sunset. It was beautiful.
Did you know that the spike at the top was built to be a landing platform for dirigibles?I had never heard that. It was only used once because it was deemed too dangerous. I recently watched the movie ‘Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow’ (really good, you should watch it) and noticed that at the beginning of the movie, they disembarked from the top of the Empire State Building.
After another fun-filled day, we went to bed. Tomorrow we are going home. Only one thing left on our agenda….
Monday, February 15, 2010
There were also some guys singing and they had gathered quite a crowd as they were really pretty good. We even bought their homemade CD as a souvenir.
After the MET, we walked back across Central Park and took the subway to Rockefeller Plaza. We saw the ice skaters and the site of the huge Christmas tree (although it wasn’t up yet) then walked up 5th Ave. for a while. We went into Tiffany’s,a Lindor’s chocolate shop, Trump Tower (just the lobby), the Apple Store (very cool) and FAO Swartz. There, I saw ‘Ugly Doll’s’ for the first time and fell in love with them. I took a picture so I could later make one for my nephew, Oscar, for Christmas.