August 7, 2012

Summer Road Trip [in instagram photos]

My family goes on road trips almost every summer. This year, we decided to drive all the way from Minnesota to New York, which is probably the longest drive we've ever made. We passed through seven states and spent about five days on the road. Just call us crazy! ;D It was totally worth it, though. We met up with friends, explored new places, and most importantly -ate great food! Here's a look at our trip.

The great thing about being the road is seeing these cool sunrises...
...and warm sunsets.
We made a stop in Chicago to see the shiny bean! And Philadelphia to try Philly cheese steaks.
We did all the touristy things we could think of in New York -Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge.
Top of the Rock gave us a great view of the city and Central Park. I was amazed by the amount of buildings there were. I definitely underestimated how big the city is. My sister and I at Grand Central Station.
Charging Bull and Times Square.
I was humming the 30 Rock theme song in my head when we were at Rockefeller Center. Lady Liberty made out of legos at FAO Schwarz; I think I was more excited about the toy store than my little brother was!
Had the chance to go to the Met as well. I love how these frames add to the grandeur of the paintings. Saw many famous paintings, but this portrait by Chuck Close was by far my favorite! Can you believe it's a painting?!
Took the subway for the first time and guess what? It's not that bad! We also had to do a lot of walking when we weren't taking the subway. So how do you get a tired and whiny 4-year-old to keep going? Bribe him with a rainbow popsicle is what you do! :)
Fun sighting -saw a model in action while walking around. I'm also pretty sure I saw Kelly Cutrone in Soho. I think that pretty much completes my New York experience ;)
Chinatown was also one of my family's favorite spots. We were there almost every night for dinner! #typicalasian
Had to try some New York pizza since people say it's the best. Shake Shack burgers were pretty good too. My favorite thing, though, was a gyro from a food truck on the street (not pictured). That was the best!!
Okay, maybe I have more than one favorite... My picks: Mocha cupcake from Sprinkles Cupcakes; Lime and Basil macaron from Laudurée.

I hope you are all having a great summer too!

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