Sunday, November 21, 2010

New York City!

So I seriously have the world's greatest best friend!! Sorry for the rest of you that don't have her as your best friend because she honestly takes the cake. (And it just so happens to be her birthday this very Happy Birthday to you my friend!!) A couple of months ago she flew out to New York just to visit me for a week. I had really been missing home and feeling awfully lonely all the way out here so far from everyone, so her visit couldn't have come at a better time. She put up with my boring life, brought me some new killer music, gave me an excuse to eat massive amounts of raw cookie dough and helped take care of Corbin so I could do simple things like get a hair cut (which seems to be so hard to find time for once you have a tag along with you 24/7). But we did get to break away and head down to the city for the weekend. Casey was good enough to let us have our girl's weekend and Corbin got to have a boy's weekend with his Daddy.

The trip was eventful to say the least but we had an awesome time ignoring the street vendors, waiting in long lines, attempting to figure out the subway system, getting lost in Queen's at night, and eating WAY too much!

Time Square-

Here we are on our rickshaw ready for our tour of Central Park-

Us in front of the "Friends" looks a lot smaller in person-

Our rickshaw driver (who was taking the picture) told us to jump at the same time...he even counted to three for us and everything...but for some reason we just couldn't get it...-

Here we are on top of the Empire's State Building-

The view from the top-

They were doing construction on some of the subway lines so they weren't running like normal. You had to get off and transfer and all kinds of crazy stuff. We had a bit of a hard time figuring it all out. We did get a little suspicious that we had made the wrong move by staying on the train when EVERYONE got off and left us on a completely empty subway car :)...good times!

Dazed and confused all alone on the subway-

Sadly, right after this last photo my camera battery died...leaving the rest of the trip to be documented by a lame disposable camera. :( but much more fun was had I assure you. It was so great to have my friend here and we had a fantastic week! Thanks again are the best!

Niagara Falls!

So this post is WAY overdue but I wanted to get some pictures from this trip posted on here. So a couple months ago we made a short weekend trip over to Niagara Falls, which is only about 4 hours from where we live. We spent a couple of days there and had a really great time. Corbin was a great sport for about 97.2% of the trip. We are really enjoying living so close to so many great places to visit.

The falls from the viewing area-

Casey and Corbin in front of the falls both looking quite happy to be there-

The three of us after our 'Cave of the Winds' tour where you go down on a walkway right in front of the falls. We got super wet despite the generous (super thin) ponchos they provide for you that we are all so wonderfully sporting in this picture.

We went to an aquarium and saw lots of things that Corbin would have enjoyed-

If he hadn't spent the whole time like this-

Our last day we went on the 'Maid of the Mist' boat ride which takes you right up next to the falls. Casey and I really enjoyed...Corbin wasn't the biggest fan-

Here he is all ready to happy and unsuspecting-

The three of us before the boat ride started-

The view of the falls from the boat-

Us after, soaking wet and Corbin looking less than thrilled-

It took him a while to get over the shock of it all...poor boy-

But Niagara Falls is an amazingly beautiful place and all in all we had a wonderful trip!