while we were up in jersey for our friend's wedding we fit in a few other things as well. while papa and much of his family were at a phillies game on father's day, she and I took a ride over to Howell Farm, a place we go to at least once every time we're up.
a couple days later, we woke up and got ready (papa and I) to head into NYC for a day and a half. it was a quick trip, but we had a ton of fun basically walking all over and eating our way around lower manhattan. we ate leisurely, walked wherever our whims took us, explored the high line and the waterfront, watched the president's motorcade pass by, checked out the world trade center museum (free on tuesdays and, as one would expect, quite intense) and got somewhat acquainted with the subway system into brooklyn. below is a photo of Claire's bed at nana's house, and of her and nana watching our train pull in to take us to the big city.
and from here on, way more photos than you'd likely care to see of our NYC explorations. the clock in the chelsea market, part of the high line, buildings old and buildings new, a far-away statue of liberty, a few glimpses in and around the WTC museum and memorial (massive fountains at each building's footprints- wow) the view from the roof of the apartment we rented for the night (which we later learned we weren't really supposed to go up on..... we country mice have no clue about NYC roof access rules, and luckily it wasn't a problem, our host through airbnb just said 'let's keep that to ourselves' when I asked about whether or not I should mention the awesome roof in my review). we also walked around the union square market on wednesday morning before heading over into brooklyn for breakfast. breakfast and pie. lots of food photos in the last post, if you want them.