Ahoy Lady Liberty

Sunday, September 11, 2016

I have probably said it a dozen times but one of the absolute coolest things about our Bermuda cruise was sailing in and out of New York City. The final morning I just happened to wake up at the exact right time and looked out our balcony window to see the Statue of Liberty welcoming us home. 

Disembarkation was easy and we were off the ship in no time. We had an evening flight home so we had the larger portion of the day to explore a little more. Luckily the Eckleys were staying in New York City for a few days after the cruise so we were able to follow them to their hotel and leave our bags with theirs for the day and we were not stuck dragging our suitcases around. 

It was a Sunday morning which meant the city was a little sleepy not everything was open. We decided to go explore Times Square though, which pretty much never sleeps.

The kids highlight was the mammoth, 3 story M&Ms store that just oozed chocolate at every corner. Once we were able to drag the kiddos out of there we went in a few more stores like Disney and Lego and then walked over to do some window shopping along fifth avenue.

We ended up in Central Park for just a little bit while we meandered our way over to a NY style pizza place for lunch. And we took our last "big family" picture of the trip.

After we ate lunch we parted ways. Our crew headed back to the Eckley's hotel room to relax a couple hours before getting a cab to the airport and the Eckleys went back out into the city to keep on vacationing. 

It was a long day of travel and it was well past someone's bedtime when we eventually touched down in Huntsville. Perry made it awake pretty much until the descent into Huntsville (though he should have given up and taken a nap hours before...would have made it more pleasant for everyone...lol). But once he was out he was out. He slept the whole way home and into Granna's house where he spent the night. We wisely thought he should be allowed to sleep in the next day and not be hauled out of bed and to preschool early in the morning. And sleep he did. If I remember correctly it was fully noon before he was woken up the next day. Ha.

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