Day 66 - Rockefeller Centre
Trip Start Sep 01, 2010
120Trip End Jan 04, 2011
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We had a stroll around the concourse level and had lunch in the food court area beside the skating rink. After lunch we had a further look at the skating rink from street level. Max and Sienna have put it on their list of NYC attractions to do….should be interesting.
We then walked to 5th Avenue to check out St Patricks Cathedral, a circa-1879 neo-Gothic Church, and the famous bronze statue of Atlas carrying the world
We then headed to the grocery store to pick up some supplies and on the way there we ran into a number of animal characters, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Winnie the Pooh and Sponge Bob Square Pants. The innocence of childhood…..the kids had no idea these characters appear on most street corners and generally you have to slip them a dollar bill for the photo privilege!!
After a few hours of rest (Nanna naps all round) we headed out again. We checked out the Toys R Us store in Times Square, a 4 level monster with its own internal ferris wheel. This place was amazing. There was staff demonstrating various toys and there was a Willy Wonka corner, Candy Land corner, Barbie/Lego/Transformers corner, etc. etc. We liked the Jurassic Park corner with the massive dinosaur. A little disappointing that you couldn't get a photo of the dinosaur with your kids unless you opted to have the photo taken by Toys R Us for a fee. The big highlight was the ferris wheel. Max’s highlight of the day was meeting Spiderman. He had a constant smile on his face and wouldn’t let go of his hand. We were in hysterics because Spiderman had a strong New York accent and was a real hip cool dude. Brett jokingly asked him if his muscles were real or padded. He replied “Come on man, this is the real thing, no padding here”. Sienna was not too keen on Ironman. Max was in a complete trance.
We slowly strolled home with the kids enjoying their Candy Land selections.
Dinner in tonight with some planning of the activities for tomorrow (i.e. how to avoid NYC marathon crowds).