Sunday, July 31, 2011

NY Day 6

So some people think I will forget the rest of our trip, so because of their inpatience.

Here is day 6.

What an adventure Jim got to drive in New York City! He did a mighty fine job.

We drove across the George Washington bridge to get out of Manhattan. That began our day of driving about 5 hours to Cooperstown and these are the only pictures I have of that day. So hang in there I really will post the rest of our trip. (even if my BFF has lost faith in me, just sayin.)

Friday, July 29, 2011

More to Come!

I have not forgotten the most important part and reason for our trip to New York. No I have not but this week has been crazy busy with more baseball, the Bandits are playing awesome I might add, and next week is Jonesfest. So my pictures of the day and the remainder of our trip are TO BE CONTINUE..... at a later date and not forgotten! So until then, Enjoy your summer! because it is almost over and that makes me sad.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Yankees Stadium!!!!

One of the most anticipated events of the trip!!!!
We arrived at the Stadium! Easton decided to fall asleep in my arms while waiting for the Subway and slept almost 2 hours in my arms being carried. So I was grateful to arrive at the stadium but still had to carry him 3/4 of the way around it to get to our seats. Jim took the boys to check things out.

Jaxon was just a little excited!

We were hoping Jeter would have a good hitting night so we could see him hit 3000. Unfortunately, He didn't come through for us but the crowd went crazy everytime he got up to hit.

We only got to see 2998. Still cool.

The actual hit.

National Anthem.

Robinson Cano, Derek Jeter, A-Rod

Russell Martin, Catcher

7th inning stretch.

Yankees Dugout.

Easton loved being at the game and cheering!


Jaxon and Carson watching batting practice.

Carson and Jack Rigby

What is more fun than the Yankees game? Being there with friends and family. Most of the Bandits and there families were there and all of our seats were pretty close. So the boys all had friends to hang out with.

We were so excited Sue, Jeff and Mark were able to come to the game with us!

(Grandpa and Grandma Knight, Jeff, Sue, Easton and Mark)

Grandma Jones was even a good sport and got a Yankees shirt.


Easton was excited Mickey likes the Yankees too!

Garrett L., Hayden G., Tate L., Hayden L., Brevon H., Jaxon

We are so lucky Jaxon has great teammates and they have amazing families. We couldn't think of a better group of people to spend our time at the baseball field with as well as most of our vacations.

Even though the Yankees lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1,


Friday, July 22, 2011

Day 5- Part 2- Battery Park & Ground Zero

Battery Park is where you catch the ferry to the Statue of Liberty. We got off the ferry after our visit to Liberty Island and there were some street performers that fasinated Mason and he insisted we stop to watch.

The Positive Brothers

We all ended up being very entertained.

The Positive Brothers were very talented.

They picked Mason to come up and be in their final stunt. He thought it was AWESOME!


The take off!

The flip!

Clear landing!

Easton loved chasing the pigeons.

The boys got to ride in a real NYC taxi. What an experience. Grandma and Grandpa Knight took Jaxon and Carson in one taxi and the rest of us went in another and met up at Ground Zero.

Enjoying the Taxi ride.

Ground Zero is pretty much a construction site. It is fenced off with this blue covering around it. So to get a good view we went into the World Financial Center to the Winter Garden area and they have a viewing area.

Carson and Mason were very interested in what happened on 9-11-2001. So I told them how I had just returned from my morning walk with my BFF Shannon and she called and told me to turn on the news because the country was under attack and for the next week we were glued to the news. I told them how Jaxon (who was only 3 at the time) kept asking why that plane kept crashing into buildings. It is amazing how some events you never forget most of the details. I can't imagine how it would have been to be in that area on that day.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Day 5- Part 1- Lady Liberty

I will have to say this day was long but It was my favorite day in the city. We caught the Subway to Battery Park, picked up our tickets we reserved 3 months ago, went through the airport style security and got on the Statue Cruise ferry to get out to Liberty Island. All by 9:00 am.
The Statue of Liberty was amazing. It was so cool to get off the ferry and get up close to the statue.
Months ago we reserved tickets for the Crown (which just reopened this year since 9-11). There were resrictions on crown tickets (4 tickets per household in a 6 month time period) Though we could have gotten enough tickets to get us all up in except Easton due to his age. The Grandparents and I decided not to attempt it.

We just had a great time sitting in the shade and enjoying the view.

It was a very hot and Humid day. I had heard it was miserably hot to go up in the crown so as we waited I became more and more concerned that I would have a bunch of cranky boys after the experience.

Inside the museum.

Stairway to the crown.

View from the crown.

Much to my relief. The crown, despite the heat, was the highlight of the excursion. Although Mason said it would have been much better had there have been an escalator. I think I might send them that suggestion.

Grandma Jones with Easton

Grandma and Grandpa Knight

Me and my good looking boys!

We decided to eat lunch on the Island due to the long line for the ferry. By the time we got on the ferry it was 1:00 so we did not get off at Ellis Island because we had a very full day.

What a good start to another great day!