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