Once upon a time, my brother had a Northshore Band concert in Connecticut, and Mom and I decided to go along with him for the road trip and stop at Niagara Falls, New York City, and Washtington, D.C. on our way. We came, we saw, we did the speed tours of the big sights. Then we drove 14 hours back to Chicago. It was a lovely and sweaty week.
Sunflower garden in Washington, D.C.
Love is love in Times Square.
The view from the Empire State Building in New York City.
Flowers at Niagara Falls.
A Hillary Clinton sticker stuck to the sidewalk in Washington, D.C.
I found the New York Public Library.
The Strand has a kiosk in Central Park!
Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.
Part of the 9/11 exhibit at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
Me and Tyler at Niagara Falls.
Me in front of the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
Social book time at the New York Public Library in New York City.
Ceiling at the Palace Theatre in Stamford, Connecticut.
Fountains in front of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
Bridge to Niagara Falls.
9/11 exhibit at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
The tile at the Staten Island Ferry is everything.
Statue of Liberty from the Staten Island Ferry.
Inside the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
Love is love in Stamford, Connecticut.
Atrium of Grand Central Station in New York City.
Be nice or leave in Stamford, Connecticut.
The cutest baby ducks in a pond in front of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
Sweet graffiti van in New York City.
On the Maid of the Mist at Niagara Falls.
Canandaigua Lake in New York.
A sweaty walk through Central Park in New York City.
The Northshore Concert Band performing at the Palace Theatre in Stamford, Connecticut.
The Daily Herald on the monitor at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
Tyler, me, and Mom in front of the White House in Washington, D.C.
A love lock at Niagara Falls.
And yes, I did have “Empire State of Mind” stuck in my head the whole dang time.