Sunday, July 22, 2012

One Last Summer Getaway

This week, Victor started "Comms" school, AKA his training for his job in the Marines. On Monday, I start working. So we thought it would be fun to go on one last mini vacation before the summer ends. And it also worked out nicely that our friend MaryAnn decided to visit us as well. MaryAnn was one of the missionaries who taught Victor right before he got baptized, so it was fun to take her back to her mission, and also have some fun in NYC, since that was a no-no when she was a missionary!

We took a stroll through Liberty State Park with the fam Sunday evening.
The next day we started out at the World Trade Center Memorial. The construction of the new buildings there is incredible. The new WTC is huge. The memorial was also very nice.

that one broke my heart
Then after some lunch, we strolled through Washington Square Park, and that fountain saved me from the excessive heat. I love that area of NYC.
After a nice wait in the sun for TKTS, and a visit to the Museum of Natural History (not pictured), we stopped and had din din at the Carnegie Deli. This place has been on my list of places to visit, but it was a tad disappointing.

But they did have good pickles
The evening was my favorite part, because we went to the theater. I was really excited to see "Peter and the Starcatcher," and it did not disappoint! This show was fantastic. It's a play about how an orphan boy became Peter Pan and how he came to live on the island called Neverland. And I can't praise it more, except to just say to see it if you have the chance. 
And then on Tuesday, before heading home to Virginia, we visited the temple, and it was a great experience, like it generally tends to be. And what's a temple trip without stopping to get a treat afterward? I feel lucky that Victor is willing to indulge my macaron cravings. This place is seriously the best.

We also spent the next two days seeing stuff in D.C. with MaryAnn before she left, but unfortunately, no photos were taken, and true to D.C. fashion, it involved very high heat and humidity and bad traffic, so we just won't talk about that part.

But other than that, it was a great couple of days. Can't wait for our next round of visitors!

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