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