NYC, Philly & Pittsburgh

by Nicole on July 7, 2009

in news,travel

We still have a few spots left on our road trip to share with you! We had a great time seeing two great games and the sights in New York City, remembering fondly our last trip there with good friends the Dears. This time we got to go up in the Empire State Building (and quickly too, thanks to my aunt and uncle’s generous upgrading of our tickets to Express- the way to go for sure!).

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We stayed in a little hotel right off Times Square and enjoyed our fair share of people-watching/-dodging and bright lights. Something that was new for us there was the closing of a section of Broadway for cars. They then had lawn chairs set out and a big staircase (lit up and red, above) simply to let people ooh and ahh at the lights. Pretty cool. We had a lovely lunch with the family at Cafe Lalo, which you might recognize from one of our favorite movies, You’ve Got Mail– the scene where Kathleen takes her book and rose in hopes of meeting NY152. Look at the yummy strawberry lemonade I had!

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After NYC, we headed to Philadelphia for some more American History. We did think the Liberty Bell was a lot smaller than we expected, but it was very cool to see all the same. We also got some American Food Culture in Philly in the form of an authentic Geno’s cheesesteak (including fries “wit whiz”).

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We had a rain delay that night, but the game was fun, especially because the Red Sox were in town. Gigi fell in love with the Philly Phanatic. She still talks about him being funny and how he drove a quad across the field (“He drove it– his truck! He was funny!”). That night we drove to Harrisburg to stay the night and along the way we saw an Amish horse-n-buggy, with headlights! The next morning it was on to Pittsburgh for a Pirates game (the post below about this game is one of David’s best pieces).

You can read more about the games and see the photo albums:

P.S. This might be my favorite photo from the whole trip: it was super foggy at the Mets game and this was taken at their new stadium after the game.
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