Family time

10.27.2011

This trip to New York was much different than past trips. Not only were we in the city longer than usual, but we also spent most of our time hanging out with the Ratto clan, which I can never complain about.

The week consisted of first and foremost beautiful weather, celebrating Kaylen and Martin's engagement, seeing the musical "Newsies" in Jersey, relaxing (& listening to the amazing Bluebrain Central Park app) in the park, cooking at home, visiting the 9/11 memorial, meeting the USA soccer team at the memorial and then, navigating the terrible directions given to us to get to the USA vs. Ecuador soccer game at the Red Bull Stadium in Jersey. Twas a fulfilling & eventful trip to the city.
 
[We were pretty sick of flying at this point, but that view made it worthwhile.]
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[Hello again, Central Park. I've missed you!]
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[We got 7 glorious days of sunshine :)]
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[Picnic in Bryant Park]
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[Delicious french toast for breakfast almost every morning]
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[On our way to the engagement party]
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[Mark & Pops]
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[The view from Kaylen & Martin's party]
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[On our way to the 9/11 Memorial]
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[USA Soccer Team]
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[Sam with the coaches]
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[Mark and Oguchi Onyewu go way back ;)]
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[At the game]
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As you can tell by the pictures, we did a lot. And although we were exhausted by the end of it, the trip was so satisfying in so many ways. Not only did we get in lots of family time, but I also got to check out four potential grad schools. Through those visits, I eliminated all but one. And I would not have known that I didn't like the other schools had I not visited, so thank God we did! 

Feeling productive, satisfied and truly content, we boarded our FIFTH and final plane to California (minus the return flight to Seoul), where we spent time the next two weeks catching up with friends, hanging out with family and lots of wedding planning. 

Up next: California...

1 comment :

Tony and Julee Huy said...

Yep. Your life is an adventure! I do so love NY and your pictures are so cool!