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Washington, D.C. | Day 7 (and Bonus 8)

4.20.2014
Friday was supposed to be our last day in D.C. I knew I wanted to go see the blossoms again, so we headed over there and had another picnic lunch.

I really tried to relish these last few moments with these amazing blossoms.



We tried really hard to get a good family picture, preferably with Reagan smiling, but she refused. Here is the closest we got.



We were on a pretty tight time schedule, so right after lunch we headed back to the hotel, to catch the shuttle to the airport. When we got to our gate, after checking in and security, we found out that our flight was overbooked. We had always wanted to volunteer to get bumped, and get that free travel voucher, so I went and told the gate agent that we had a flexible travel schedule. She was thrilled. At first, we were hoping that we would still be able to get a flight home later that day, but she told us we wouldn't be able fly out until the next day, and that Delta would pay for a hotel that night. Oh and we would have to fly to JFK (first class!), and have a bit of a layover there and then we would be headed home. Our layover was 7 hours! Essentially we got an extra day of vacation, and in New York City!

Jordan had never been to NYC before, so I started to think about what I wanted to show him. He said mostly he wanted to see Times Square, and go to a Yankees game. Well, one of those was doable.



^^I snapped this picture as we were flying out of D.C. I love it. I'm glad I was on the right side of the plane to get this shot!^^

We definitely hit the ground running. We took a taxi to Macy's, and then walked up to Times Square, with a stop for some pizza for lunch along the way.



^^This lucky baby has been to NYC twice in her 10 months of life!^^



We stopped in Times Square for a little bit, and then headed over to Rockefeller Center. The night before we had purchased tickets for the Top of the Rock Observatory.



By the way all of the employees at the Top of the Rock were SUPER nice to us, with Reagan in her stroller. We got to skip a number of very long lines and go right to the front. It was wonderful!

We had clear air, and wonderful blue skies. What a view!



The whole time we were there we kept saying how it didn't really feel like we were there. I just kept thinking, "How did I get here?" It was so spontaneous.

After Top of the Rock, we went down to see the skating rink and through the NBC Store over to Magnolia Bakery where we were hoping to get some Banana Pudding, but sadly they were out, so we settled for a flour-less chocolate cake for Jordan and a blueberry crisp for me, both of which were very tasty! After Magnolia we got a taxi and headed back to the airport, to actually head home this time.

This trip was completely amazing! It was so nice to spend a week of uninterrupted time with that husband of mine, who I completely adore. It was great to spend so much time as a family, exploring new things together. And it was so great that Reagan slept so well in the hotels, and napped pretty good in her stroller. She's a great go-with-the-flow baby.

1 comment:

  1. Love this impromptu and lucky trip to NYC. Awesome pics of the whole week!

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