Every Thursday evening my sister, Tina has dinner at her house for all her kids and grandkids and whoever else can make it. That’s A LOT of people in her house but what a GREAT idea to be able to see your family at least once a week. Everybody is always so busy with work and kids activities it can be hard to make time for the rest of your family. This way the meal is prepared and cooked so all you have to do is show up. I’ve seen this “happening” on Facebook for quite sometime now and was always jealous of the family time. This time I got to participate!! THREE TIMES!!!
It really does get crowded but everybody just picks a spot and doesn’t move! Clockwise from me, Rick, Joyce, Josh, Jim, Janel, Tina, Rod, Megan, Colleen, Andrew, and Shannon. There are more in the house but it was much cooler outside on the porch.
Johnny and Abby
GG is learning how to use Aunt Joyce’s camera
The next day we drove over to Tina’s early in the morning and piled into the van for the drive to New York City. Jim had taken the day off so he got to go with us too! We were planning on taking the double decker bus around and then getting off where we wanted afterwards. Well, with that famous New York City traffic it took us almost 2 hours just to get to our first stop. Needless to say, we didn’t get off anywhere. That’s okay though. We still got to see most of the city from the top of the bus.
Going into the city through the Holland Tunnel
Empire State Building
Rebuilding the Twin Towers
Sad place to be…
Rockefeller Plaza (much smaller than I thought)
Radio City Music Hall
Apollo Theater in Harlem
The Dakota building where John Lennon was shot
I love the Brownstones
They brought Tina’s van back from somewhere in the parking garage
Then it was time to fight that famous New York traffic back to Philadelphia
Where did all these people come from???
Tina did a fantastic job of driving and got us safely home.