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.
Be nice or leave in Stamford, Connecticut.
Ceiling at the Palace Theatre in Stamford, Connecticut.
9/11 exhibit at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
Sweet graffiti van in New York City.
Social book time at the New York Public Library in New York City.
The tile at the Staten Island Ferry is everything.
The Strand has a kiosk in Central Park!
Flowers at Niagara Falls.
The Daily Herald on the monitor at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
A Hillary Clinton sticker stuck to the sidewalk in Washington, D.C.
Love is love in Stamford, Connecticut.
Fountains in front of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
Bridge to Niagara Falls.
I found the New York Public Library.
The cutest baby ducks in a pond in front of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
Sunflower garden in Washington, D.C.
Part of the 9/11 exhibit at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
Love is love in Times Square.
Canandaigua Lake in New York.
Statue of Liberty from the Staten Island Ferry.
The Northshore Concert Band performing at the Palace Theatre in Stamford, Connecticut.
Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.
Atrium of Grand Central Station in New York City.
Me in front of the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
The view from the Empire State Building in New York City.
Tyler, me, and Mom in front of the White House in Washington, D.C.
A love lock at Niagara Falls.
Me and Tyler at Niagara Falls.
On the Maid of the Mist at Niagara Falls.
Inside the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
A sweaty walk through Central Park in New York City.
And yes, I did have “Empire State of Mind” stuck in my head the whole dang time.