S: New York City July 2011
FC: West Family Vacation July 2011
2: Four o'clock in the morning came pretty early for the trip to the Fresno airport. The girls still got thier beauty sleep on the plane though....but not before they got to check out the Sierra Nevada's.
3: Upon arrival at the Broadway Millenium Hotel, we were really happy with the size of our room....and the view of Times Square 38 floors below. | Amanda didn't care for the 0700 wake-up calls from Dad.
5: Statue Of Liberty
6: It was cool and blustery on Liberty Island. The Manhattan Skyline is behind us.
7: We never could figure out why Amanda's left arm was crooked in all of these photos.
8: Ellis Island
9: The Registry Room at the left. Living quarters were spartan. It was interesting to see all of the old passports.... and the stories behind them. Luggage used in the day.
10: THE BIG APPLE | Andrea the banker lady with: The Bull.
11: While visiting the concrete canyons of Wall Street, we crossed paths with the many "suits" who control the money in this country, | Five Dolla?
12: The new World Trade Center rises above the Manhatton skyline. Bottom Left: A window from one of the two airplanes to strike WTC.
13: This fire station lost 12 men. The posters below represent the search for missing loved ones. A piece of one of the towers.
18: Churches among the tall buildings.
19: St. Patrick's Cathedral
22: All of our dinners were fabulous.....the wine wasn't too bad either.
26: ROCKEFELLER | Building
27: The Top of the Rock was pretty cool. It offered a great view of Central Park. The famous ice skating rink becomes an outdoor restaurant when not frozen over. | Amanda glamming it up at 30 rock.
28: The Subway was easy and fast.
32: The bridge and Captains quarters.
33: At the right is a piece of the flight deck..
34: Time for some New York City Shopping.
35: Wooden Escalators at Macy's
36: We crossed paths with the celebrities....Lou Holtz, Jeff Gordon, Arnel Pineda, the Abercrombie model and a few of Amanda's favorites.
38: The New York City taxi fleet was amazing. They were everywhere......and the way they drove was better than most rides at Disneyland!!!!! | This photo was taken from the top of the Empire State Building. You can still see all of the taxis on the streets below.
39: Back Seat Drivers.
40: We were able to walk to the Today Show studios to check out the show.
41: Journey, Jeff Gordon and Giada DeLaurentis
42: JOURNEY | CONCERT!!
44: There was never a dull moment on Times Square. We were sort of compelled to go walk through it almost every night.
45: Our final view of New York City from Laguardia Airport.