We finished up rowing the Beyond book, Cricket in Times Square, and then set off on a field trip. It started with me hinting about it to some friends in the co-op. One then told me later that if I was serious, that she was in. Soon, it grew and 5 families were in!
I bet you are already guessing our destination, right? I wondered if it was crazy. Not sure how it would be to take my younger ones, but knew that this would be a great experience! We decided to go for it. I would not have done it on my own, but with friends going, it seemed manageable. Then Roger decided to join us too which made it even easier. Well, maybe easy isn't the right word. Doable.
We have studied so much about this site this year. Really delving into the history, sites and locations. This was a natural way to end the book in so many ways. (Not that we have done this in the past, but the timing was good.) I'm so glad we did this!!!
So have you guessed? Or maybe you have seen the pictures already?
I've been wanting to post more about this, but since I was late in my posts, by the time I got close to being ready to post, disaster had hit and it just didn't seem right to post anything then. We were so thankful to be able to visit and our hearts were so touched by all that went on there since we had just been there too.
You've probably guessed by now.
New York City!
We headed out to see Times Square. To look at the subway station where the story takes place. To explore the city.
We drove to NYC on a Friday morning. When we arrived at our hotel and got settled, we were ready to do some exploring. We stayed in NJ and there was a bus stop right in front of our hotel. Very convenient!
We hopped on the bus and headed in.
Here is a link if you want to see a picture.
Daniel nudged me when we were walking outside to show me what he had found just across the street from the church. Do you see it?
Its the statue of Atlas. Just like the one in the Lego store! He was so excited. I thought it was pretty neat too!
We loved our visit there. We were there just two weeks before Sandy hit the area. We are still praying for the many affected by this storm.
I'll post more tomorrow (or soon) about our next day in the city!