“Should I not be concerned about that great city?”
On Father’s Day Weekend last weekend, we went to New York City. We were invited to a high school graduation party of the son of one of Jim’s colleagues (who has become a dear friend) at the ESPN Sports Zone on Broadway. It was our first trip together as a family to The Big Apple. We were able to take a nibble out of the Apple and enjoy a few sites. We took the train out of Princeton Junction and stayed at a hotel in the Financial District on the Hudson River. This is a quiet and pretty part of the city, which we really enjoyed. Here are a few pictures of our Father’s Day Weekend…
On Saturday, we walked to Ground Zero, which was just a few blocks from our hotel. We viewed the site from the World Financial Center, which is just across the street. (When Jim has to travel occasionally to NYC for work, this is the area of the city to which he goes.) In the business of the city and the continual rebuilding of Ground Zero with noisy cranes and machinery, there was an overwhelming hush around Ground Zero as people came to look and remember. It was a heavy silence. Tears streamed down my face and a lump formed in my throat as I stared at Ground Zero and remembered the morning this all happened. Joshua had just turned one, and I was playing with him while watching Good Morning America and seeing it all happen live. While at the site, Joshua and Gabrielle had lots of questions, which Jim answered beautifully.