Saturday, September 5, 2015

New Jersey 2015

This past week we have been in NJ visiting my parents. It turns out we need a US bank account for convenience and what bank do you suppose we chose? TD Bank. They are everywhere. It was super easy to do, too. "The most convenient bank in America". So far, we agree. 

The puzzles came out during the week. Peter worked pretty much alone on his puzzle.

Gaëlle was also working on a puzzle. She had a bit of help. I think Grampy did more than half of it. 

Gaëlle and I went into NY one day. Waiting for the bus.

Gaëlle was on the lookout for photo ops. This statue is in the bus terminal in NYC. 

Outside a knick knack store. 

A pretty cool fountain.

This was a display in a store window. 

Rockefeller Center. See, I was there too. 

A turtle statue. 

Finally, inside American Girl Place. Gaëlle used her money to get her doll's ears pierced. 

Mom didn't have to hold the doll in the bathroom. There were doll hooks on the walls. 

We had a reservation for lunch. It was packed and so the excitement was high. 

Don't worry if you don't have your doll; you can have a loaner doll for your meal. 

We loved the lights decorated with pink flowers. 

Our appetizer. The cheese dip was devoured by both of us. 

Gaëlle ordered the Bitty Bites Meal. Little samples of everything. 

Our dessert. Isn't that cute? 

There is a new historical American Girl. Maryellen lives in the 50's. Her outfits were super cute. 

After hours in American Girl Place, we walked up 5th Avenue. We stopped in St. Pat's Cathedral. Gaëlle was pretty confused by all of the people there and the candles. 
So, we went to the Apple Store.  

We loved the round glass elevator. 

Instead of going up to the store, the elevator takes you down below the ground to the store. Very fun. 

We walked to the Plaza Hotel where the Eloise books take place. We went in the lobby and had another picture taken.

Not quite sure what this is but we took a picture. We had a great day together and I'm glad it worked out that we could go to NJ and go into the city. 

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