Aliens in the Apple

A visit from the Baneks

Franci 25 Jul 2014 Being tourists Family NYC

In June, we had a lovely visit from Ben’s Uncle Walter, Aunt Nelda and cousin Alexander from Texas. They were here for 4 days and we got a really good amount of sight-seeing done with them, balanced by a nice lot of calmly visiting at home.

We took them to our favourite touristy spot near our house where you can get a fantastic view of Manhattan from across the river.

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The girls enjoyed rolling down the little grassy bank there.

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There is a war memorial near the look-out and it tickled my funny bone that it had been yarn-bombed, quite likely for Memorial Day or the 4th of July (we were sort of in-between both).

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We took the Baneks to see a few NYC sights, and of course the Brooklyn Bridge featured on the list!

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Lunch at Le Pain Quotidien was delightful, followed by a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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From there Ben and Uncle Walter took the kids home and Aunt Nelda, Alexander and I went to see St Bartholomew’s Church where there were stained glass windows she wanted to see.

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Then it was on to Times Square and to see Once on Broadway!

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Thanks for making us one of the stops on your roadtrip, Baneks! We really enjoyed our time with you.

Comments (3)

hannahholder 25 Jul 2014 at 10:16am

Great one of all of you in front of the Manhattan skyline. And the first of the Brooklyn Bridge cables. Eva and I loved looking into a couple of the Le Pain Quotidien; I can’t remember if we ever bought something there, but I think so. How was Once? Sounds like a wonderful visit.

Alexander, SMILE!

Ellisa Hoyt 25 Jul 2014 at 11:02am

Looks like you all had a fun time! What did you think of “Once?” It’s coming here next season to our performing arts center and I was wondering if it would be worth seeing?

Franci 25 Jul 2014 at 9:21pm

Once is a cute love story, and I liked that. I also really liked the bluegrass music. What I didn’t like was the overuse of Jesus’ name as a cussword. It was so unneccessary and really spoiled an otherwise fun show for me.