About a week before, we started mapping out our path. We knew that we didn't want to drive to the city so we planned to drive to New Jersey, stay at a hotel (with a pool) and then take the train into the city. We figured this would make the most sense with the family. We set off on our journey once Jason got home from work on Friday (4pm). The kids weren't thrilled to be in the car but we packed enough entertainment for them to keep the peace during our two hour drive.
We got to the train station with plenty of time to board the train and to get good seats. The kids were in heaven. They were so excited, they couldn't hardly sit still.
I was expecting Rockefeller to be at a dead-end, to be grand and to be so amazing that it stopped traffic. That wasn't necessarily the case. If Jason wouldn't have pointed out the tree, I would have walked right past it. Do you see it nestled in between those buildings?
We left Rockefeller and our kids decided that they had enough of the city and they were exhausted.
We left the toy store, walked by a few more stores and then decided to catch the 3:45pm train back to New Jersey.
The train ride home included a lot of snacking, sleeping and giggling. I'll let you guess who was doing what....
New York City was so enjoyable to see during this time of year. I'm not sure that it's the ideal place for two little ones in 40 degree weather but we made the most of it and we came out on the other side a little more determined.