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