Wow!! It's been over 3 months since I posted anything, I'm very slack I know, but we were very busy enjoying some visitors over the Xmas break. Lots has happened so lets see if I can do a quick catch up!!
First stop was Philadelphia where we did some American history.....we saw the Liberty Bell and the Independence Hall where the Constitution was signed, and of course had a Philly cheese steak for lunch, YUM!! Plus lots more.
Check out the line to get into the Liberty Bell, thankfully it didn't take too long :)
Next stop was Boston, what a great place!! Again a lot of American history, we did a walk through the city called the freedom trail, it took us a lot longer than they suggest (stopping to feed small children and change them etc takes time!!), but it was a great day. We even managed to use the metro in and out of the city, the girls loved that :) One of the first stops on the walk was Boston Common, and there was the best duck statue in the park, apparently the lady that made it wanted it to be fun for kids, I think Charlotte approved, she didn't want to leave at all :)
We also saw some real ducks and swans in the pond, check out how close I got for someone who is not a fan!!
And look they started fighting, told you birds are evil :)
Anyway, moving on we saw lots of stuff like the Boston State House and the Old State House, the site of the Boston Massacre, Quincy Markets and of course Old Ironsides (USS Constitution). Can you believe they still take her to sea, glad I'm not posted there, I thought Navy ships these days were bad enough!!
So after Boston, we were off to New York City, and after an interesting drive, straight through the middle of Manhattan on 34th street we finally made it to our hotel in New Jersey. We tried to see a few different things this time, and also braved the subway (it was actually ok, a little interesting with a stroller but ok). So we got to Grand Central Station, the United Nations Building, did a ride in a horse and carriage through Central Park, walked down Wall st, saw the Brooklyn Bridge and lots more. Ted an I also got a night off and had dinner child free while Dad looked after the sleeping girls, Thanks again Dad, it was a great night :)
So after a long drive home from NYC we were back in Virginia Beach. All in all we added another 7 states to the list of "we have been there states", (plus we got to see a little more of New York State). Maryland, Pennsylvina, Delaware, New Jersey, Massachuttes, Rhode Island and Connecticut all done!!
After Dad went home we had a few weeks before Mum arrived, but before that was Halloween, what an awesome party....check out the photos!!
Thats about all I have time for tonight, next up will be Mum's visit!! :)