We decided to spend all of the second day in the city. After eating breakfast, we once again headed into the city by bus - this time with all 5 families. This was the day that we planned to see and experience some things from our Five in a Row books! We all use the same curriculum and have been meeting to do a co-op together with Beyond Five in a Row for several years. This trip came out of our study of A Cricket in Times Square.
We took the bus in and when we saw the newsstand ... we had to have a picture. This is the main scene in the story (Cricket in TImes Square). Though it was in the subway and not the bus station. We thought it was close though.
And there was a lot to see!
Grand Central Station in the background. We were not quick moving through the city with a group our size, but we managed to stay together pretty well.
Our family on the inside.
And there was a wonderful exhibit there that we enjoyed visiting on pushcarts! We read a delightful story (actually listened to it) called The Pushcart War. It was fun learning more about how they were invented and what things were like during that time period.
We sat at a number of tables - and I have pictures of everyone, but since there are soooo many pictures in this post, here is just one. Great service and delicious food!!!
Under the bridge is the Little Red Lighthouse.
Group photo. Families that have loved this book and were all excited to see it in real life.
Daniel and I have read this book since we visited and it was so neat to remember being here. I loved this site!
I was surprised at how small the light house really is.
The rocks at the base and adjacent to the Hudson made a fun place to play and explore.
Schnippers. We should have just waited and eaten here, but we didn't know. Fries were great. I would definitely go back here.
Hope you enjoyed this fun day with us!