Sunday, June 28, 2009

A Small Bite Out Of "The Big Apple"

"Should I not be concerned about that great city?"
Jonah 4:11
On Father's Day Weekend last weekend, we went to New York City. We were invited to a high school graduation party of the son of one of Jim's colleagues (who has become a dear friend) at the ESPN Sports Zone on Broadway. It was our first trip together as a family to The Big Apple. We were able to take a nibble out of the Apple and enjoy a few sites. We took the train out of Princeton Junction and stayed at a hotel in the Financial District on the Hudson River. This is a quiet and pretty part of the city, which we really enjoyed. Here are a few pictures of our Father's Day Weekend...

On Saturday, we walked to Ground Zero, which was just a few blocks from our hotel. We viewed the site from the World Financial Center, which is just across the street. (When Jim has to travel occasionally to NYC for work, this is the area of the city to which he goes.) In the business of the city and the continual rebuilding of Ground Zero with noisy cranes and machinery, there was an overwhelming hush around Ground Zero as people came to look and remember. It was a heavy silence. Tears streamed down my face and a lump formed in my throat as I stared at Ground Zero and remembered the morning this all happened. Joshua had just turned one, and I was playing with him while watching Good Morning America and seeing it all happen live. While at the site, Joshua and Gabrielle had lots of questions, which Jim answered beautifully.

Playground meets Big City.

At the ESPN Zone on Broadway, we saw DOW JONES across the street!
(Daddy works for Dow Jones.)

A ride on the indoor Ferris Wheel at Toys R Us!

Sunday morning.
Happy Father's Day, Daddy!

Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy your Sunday today!
May it be worshipful and restful!


Mich said...

Fun! I have traveled the world, but I've never been to New York. One day, hopefully!

Enjoy your day!

Sarah Dawn said...

Sharon, I too lived in New York, but never traveled to NY city! Ahh, it looks like I missed some joy.

Thanks for splashing me today with your sweet words. God used them to bless me.

Besitos (little kisses in Spanish),
Sarah Dawn

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

Looks like a wonderful Father's Day weekend!

I remember that day 9/11 as well like it were yesterday! I have yet to stand at ground zero since that day. I imagine my feelings would over come me as well.

Big hugs and lots of love!
Who is loving our glorious SONshine this weekend!

Mich said...

I have never been to the outlet, although I hear it is great. I've been to Siloam Springs and my parents live in north west Arkansas. Have you been there?

thanks for your sweet comments and your loving heart.

Chatty Kelly said...

What a wonderful trip! So glad I could "come along."

Hugs - Kelly+

Heather said...

What a wonderful trip! Oh my goodness makes me so sad to think of 9-11. I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing. That week, I found out we were having a baby. So glad the opportunity was there to visit and reflect.

Looks like a super Father's Day filled with blessings, friend and some family love time.

Thank you for sharing!


Truth4thejourney said...

Enjoyed you post. Great insight on ground zero and how it would feel to be there myself.

Enjoyed the pictures. Your family is beautiful. Love how your daughter is always ready to strike a pose.

God Bless,
Sonya Lee

christy rose said...

Sharon, Great Pictures and Post! I have never been to NYC. I would love to go someday! I loved the title of your post! Very cute!