NYC Adventures

Today we started our adventure by taking the subway to the Empire State Building to check out the view.  It was a gorgeous, warm day and the 360 degree observation deck on the 86th floor provided some breathtaking views.

From there, we walked and shopped our way up 5th Avenue all the way to Central Park.  Erin enjoyed the shopping, Dan enjoyed the people watching.  Both are pretty solid here in Manhattan.

Along the way we stopped in at St. Patrick's Cathedral, an amazing Neo-Gothic structure.  We lit a candle at the shrine to St. Patrick for Shannon.  Of course we find ourselves thinking of her and missing her as always.  We have lots of memories of our last time here as a foursome.  But, we are seeing some different sights this time and we are making new memories now, just the three of us.

We put off the Broadway show until tomorrow and instead hung out with Erin's cousin Grace tonight.  Taking a jam-packed subway ride 60 blocks from 42nd street up to Columbia University at 116th street was an adventure.  Grace loved showing us around her campus, and Erin was taking it all in.  We talked about Erin's desire to be a part of the Columbia class of 2022.  It's good to have goals.

Time now to rest our tired feet and re-charge for one more day NYC...