As I mentioned, Maxwell read 100 Books this summer and earned a fun surprise. I decided to combine that surprise with an early birthday present and took him on a trip – just the two of us – to New York City! We left on Friday and I didn’t tell him we were going until that morning. His reaction was very reserved – not surprising at all! ha! I could tell he was super excited though!
At the airport, ready to go!
Maxwell learned a lot of things this trip starting with the joys of flying Delta through the Atlanta airport! Our flight was delayed 1 hour because of air traffic issues then delayed another 2 because of a mechanical issue! Arrgh! After getting a new plane and a complete terminal change, we finally took off to NYC! While we waited Maxwell spent the time with his new favorite hobby – putting emojis on pictures on my phone! ha!
We landed at LGA around 8pm. Welcome to New York! 🍎
Maxwell then got to take his first taxi ride!
We got to our hotel (which was right in Times Square), threw our stuff down, and headed out to see the sights! I forgot just how insanely crowded and overwhelming Times Square is!
We had planned to go eat at Ellen’s Stardust Diner but, since it was so late, the wait was way too long. We decided to just walk through Times Square and grab a piece of NY pizza instead. Perfect!
We also stopped into the M&M store (crazy crowded) and then got Maxwell a giant pretzel!
We made it back to our hotel just before 10pm to finally eat our pizza. It had been a LONG day but Maxwell was so hyped up and excited (as was I!) I wasn’t sure we were ever going to be able to go to sleep. But, we had to get some rest because we had a FULL day planned for Saturday! Details tomorrow!