Sunday, June 30, 2013
This Stuff is Made In New York City
After we dropped the big kids off with their grandparents we hit the skies with Rosebud who still gets to come, mostly because she flies for free. Taking an infant around the city was a hassle but probably ended up working to our advantage because she would turn on the charm with her blue eyed stare and melt the hearts of even the toughest of New Yorkers.
Rosy thought the planes were a lot more interesting when she was looking at them from the outside.
We saw all the usual tourist attractions and crammed ourselves into the masses at Times Square. We were there before dark on a Wednesday night and it was overwhelming. I can't even begin to imagine what it would be like on New Year's Eve.
Since the trip was officially for study purposes Rosy and I had quite a bit of time to wander while Brandon was working in libraries.
We rode the ferry to see the Statue of Liberty. Because of the amazing zoom on our camera you will just have to trust me that this is her. You might not want to, now that you know that the Rigbys have secret underground dealings in New York. It could all just be a cover up.
One time she smiled at the crazy guy that everyone else was working hard at avoiding and it turned out that he was a prophet. He told us that he doesn't usually share his prophesies but he wanted to let us know that because we were taking good care of our baby that she was going to bring us thousands of dollars. He emphasized that it wasn't one thousand dollars, but that it was for sure going to be thousands and thousands of dollars. I didn't want to be rude but I sort of wanted to ask if he was sure he was reading his revelation correctly because I'm pretty sure that she is going to cost us thousands of dollars. But then again, there are tax returns. She is already starting to pay off.
We stopped in at the FAO Schwarz to play the Big piano but there were a bunch of kids using it. Instead we had to be content seeing the Newborn Nursery that Elna Baker told about on This American Life. If you haven't heard her story about Nubbins you should find it. I would put a link but it is already way past my bedtime.
And that, my friends, was our trip. If you made it to the end of this post you are truly a friend indeed.
Posted by Marci at 9:46 PM