Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Memorial Day {Late} But not a Dollar Short

Memorial Day weekend has always been the unofficial kick-off for Summer, and we had quite the weekend! My friend, Ashley, came up to NY for the weekend to work on planning a mission trip for the Fall. We initially planned to meet up in the city but quickly decided the History nerds within would love to take in Hyde Park!  

After a quick pickup at the train station, Jeremy and I took Ashley to one of our favorite diners for breakfast and then headed to Hyde Park. Hyde Park is where FDR lived, so we were able to tour the Vanderbilt mansion, FDR's Home, AND The Presidential Library. 

Ashley and I in front of FDR's Home. We both thought it looked quite California-ish considering it's location right on the Hudson.


Why hello there FDR and Eleanor. It was a hot day folks! In fact, my behind was burning all of the 10 seconds I parked it on this bench.

A copy of FDR's inaugural address and the famous line - "We have nothing to fear but fear itself."

Ashley brought me all kinds of treats from the NC - including Kroger chocolate chip morsels which are THE best and this book by the Bush ladies. It was autographed by Laura Bush and Jenna Bush Hager. Thanks to Ashley, I am now a Passport Book holder and am becoming slightly obsessed with getting stamps!

We squeezed a little bit more into the day and were able to take Ashley around West Point. This is deemed "the million dollar view"!!

Memorial Day!

On Sunday, Jeremy and I decided to ride the train into the city and explore Central Park. That was our only objective, and we accomplished it pretty well!

This area is called the Sheep's Meadow. Fun story: When I visited NYC in the 6th grade, I purchased a touristy book with a scene from this very area in Central Park. I knew I wanted to one day see that spot in real life .. Twenty-some odd years later, we are making things happen.

Now as an Army wife, Memorial Day has taken on an even greater meaning than before. I am thankful for those who have faithfully served our country and died in service defending our freedom.

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