Elijah in the Big Apple

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My grandson, Elijah Rowe, developed a keen interest in New York City and the Statute of Liberty and Central Park, reading everything he could find and studying all the locations on his Google map. He knew the Big Apple like a local guide. So a few days ago during his Spring Break, we flew up for a couple of days. We stayed at my favorite spot, the Hephzibah House on West 75th. It was a short trip — Monday through Wednesday. We let Elijah set the agenda and he took us all over Manhattan. I’m posting a lot of pictures here, but they’re all for Elijah. Hope you enjoy them too.

Elijah's first glimpse of the Statute of Liberty
Elijah’s first glimpse of the Statute of Liberty

 

Elijah's favorite form of transportation in New York
Elijah’s favorite form of transportation in New York

 

He became quite proficient at hailing cabs
He became quite proficient at hailing cabs

 

Our Room
Our Room
A Boy's Paradise
A Boy’s Paradise
Rock Climbing
Rock Climbing
Tree Climbing
Tree Climbing
Father and Son
Father and Son
We ran into the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Fifth Avenue
We ran into the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Fifth Avenue
Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller Center
"The buildings are bigger than I expected"
“The buildings are bigger than I expected”

 

Rockefeller Plaza
Rockefeller Plaza
At Lombardi's for Pizza
At Lombardi’s for Pizza
He almost at the whole thing
He almost at the whole thing

 

A new experience
A new experience

In the SubwayIn the Subway

 

Calling his mom from Times Square
Calling his mom from Times Square

 

Running into friends in Times Square
Running into friends in Times Square
Lady Liberty
Lady Liberty

 

"I lift my lamp beside the golden door"
“I lift my lamp beside the golden door”

Ready for a ClimbReady for a Climb

The View from Inside
The View from Inside

 

In the Crown
In the Crown

 

View from the Crown
View from the Crown

 

On a clear day you can see forever
On a clear day you can see forever

 

Not every boy gets this view
Not every boy gets this view

 

Lunch stop - Sushi on Wall Street
Lunch stop – Sushi on Wall Street

 

 

Joshua explaining 9/11 to Elijah
Joshua explaining 9/11 to Elijah

 

Trying to see & understand
Trying to see & understand

 

A Better View
A Better View

 

Love amid the Loss
Love amid the Loss

 

Last but not least... the Empire State Building
Last but not least… the Empire State Building
To the top
To the top

 

Gazing down on millions and millions of glittering lights
Gazing down on millions and millions of glittering lights

 

Last morning, last romp in Central Park
Last morning, last romp in Central Park

 

Time to head home
Time to head home

 

Goodbye, New York, until we meet again
Goodbye, New York, until we meet again

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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