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Monday, April 16, 2012

Spring Break in Photos

Happy Monday!

Warning this is a photo heavy post this morning.  I finally got a few of our photos from our spring break edited to share with you.  This is seriously only a few of the many photos we took.  It was such a fun trip and we really did do so much during this one week.

Our trip started at Niagara Falls.  Thanks to my father-in-law we changed our trip a bit to make sure that we saw the falls from the Canada side.  The falls are gorgeous no matter what but the view is definitely better in Canada.

It was a bit rainy our first day a the falls and so we changed our plans a bit.  We had planned on taking a helicopter ride on that first day and then leave early the next morning.  Instead we went up on the morning of our second day there and then got a few more pictures (like the one above) and then left.

The helicopter ride was amazing and such a wonderful way to see the falls.  The girls LOVED it.

After seeing the falls we found a restaurant on the Canada side called Margaritaville. Such a fun place. This sweet women was our entertainment. She made quite elaborate balloon wings for the girls but not without first having some fun with L's hair. LOL

After we left Buffalo we headed to New York City where we did some of the main touristy type stuff.  (wish we would have had more time there).  We took a boat out to Ellis Island and Liberty Island.

Isn't she beautiful?

We went up in the Empire State Building and got some cool pictures of the city.

And of course we saw Wicked on Broadway.  DH and I love musicals and have seen a fair share over the years but this was by far one of my favorites, second only to when we saw Mama Mia in London.  It was amazing and as you can guess, the girls LOVED it!!!

We followed the show with dinner at Azalea. YUM

We left NYC and headed to Philadelphia.  We got to tour a few older homes.  This is Bishop Whites' house.  It was part of a tour with the tour of the Todd house (Dolly Madison's house before she became Dolly Madison) :)

We also saw Betsy Ross' house (no photos allowed inside) but we did get to see a demonstration of how they used to make chocolate. Not as yummy as what we have today.  :)

You can't leave Philly without seeing Ben Franklin's print shop. Very cool!

And of course, we HAD TO visit the "Rocky Stars" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

We took the coolest carriage ride around town. The driver was fantastic.

And yes...we definitely made sure to see the bell.

I can't leave you without sharing my latest creation.  I created this layout for the Challenge Me Happy Blog.  For Challenge #21 we given an awesome photo inspiration.  You can find the photo and details about the challenge here.  Please think about joining us.  There is a great prize from My Little Shoebox up for grabs!

Have a fabulous week!!!


Lisa Rukin Swift said...

You took some amazing photos, Lisa! Love the shot from the helicopter of the falls. We never got around to doing that ride when we were there. We saw Wicked in NYC a couple of years ago. Nothing like NYC theater (well, except for London which is amazing too, LOL!) :)

Lynn Murphy said...

Wow! what fun pix and fun times. You have awesome photos. The views from above are amazing (I have issues with heights). Love the page.

Debby said...

What great memories and fun. I love Broadway. I can't wait to go back. I love your layout. Good luck.

Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

so fun! We love niagara falls, but we are always going over to buffalo to shop, so that is why I love it LOL.

Pamela said...

Fabulous photos!!! Looks beautiful! And looks like you guys had a lot of fun! Makes me long for vacation. :)

Connie Mercer said...

what a great vacation!!! Have been 3x's to NYC and loved it everytime~Your photos are great!!

pattyo said...

Great photos, Lisa! You look like you could be the girls' sister! Love you layout. Looks like you have many wonderful photos to choose from for future layouts.

Linda Beeson said...

What an amazing trip, I have done some of those things but not all. I would want to do all of that again.

Sarah Webb said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun! TFS!

Terri Davenport said...

Wow! It looks like such an amazing trip; the helicopter ride over the falls is such a cool idea! Love your layout!

Christa said...

Awesome layout!
Looks like such a fun spring break-love your photos!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You went to all my fave spots (an my home too!!) Loveeeeeeeeeeee all the pics!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

*and my home too* I meant!!!

Charlene said...

WHAT FUN PICS!!!Looks like such a great time!!! I want to see NYC just once!!! Love the falls and the view from above and all that history WOW!!!!

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Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, you guys had the most amazing trip! What wonderful memories you have created! Thanks so much for sharing your photos! I always love to travel along. :)
Adorable page, too!