Day 2 was a very long day! After dinner, we had reservations at the Empire State Building at 8:30pm. It was 8:00pm and I was getting worried about our reservations...along with the fact that it was still raining/cloudy...and traffic WAS NOT helping!
We finally determined we were going to have to walk/hurry the last few blocks. Hahahahahaha...I had my walking app on the whole day and I was, at that point, at 35 miles! By the end of the day it was at 45.17 miles! Even if I take off 20 miles for the bus/ferry rides, 25 walking miles is A LOT! Had I zoomed it a little closer, you would see the back and forth all over Manhattan that we did! THAT was walking!
So it was decided...we could either sit on the bus, going nowhere, or we could walk/hurry the last few blocks to the Empire State Building. Hmmm, we were all exhausted...except the kids, of course. So off we started...
This was where we were going...looks pretty close, right? Uh huh. It sure was...not.
I have to say, had we not had to hustle/walk, I would not have seen Macy's. Granted we didn't get to stop, but still pretty cool to walk by it.
We finally made it! And wouldn't you know it, the bus pulled up right as we walked in the door. :/ Up, up, up we went...less than a minute to go up 80 floors. As I walked around the observation deck, I started to get disappointed that the clouds were not going to clear. And then this happened...
Slowly, the just started dissipating.
I tried to get to each side...some clearer than others.
Rockefeller Center right in the center!
Probably...no IT IS my favorite shot!
My last shot before the clouds/rain returned. I now know what it feels like to be in a cloud when it starts raining. It's an immediate downpour! We had a great 30 minutes where the skies cleared. Thanks God. What a view!
I had heard of "the church on the hill" in our area. I had seen a few pictures and Sunday was just the day to go find it. After losing the $100, (see previous post) it was just our day to go exploring. We didn't want to go far, but we needed some "us" time. The New Hope Chapel was just the ticket. What an amazing view that congregation gets to see when they worship.