In June 2011 Sam's mom spoiled us by taking us on a week long trip to the Jersey Shore and New York City. This trip was our first time to the East Coast together (we had both been with our families before) and my first trip to New York City. We especially enjoyed this trip because it was so different from our typical road trip/western U.S./camping/outdoors type vacations.
Our trip began with several days on the shore. We stayed right on the beach and spent hours playing in the waves, building sandcastles and lounging in the sun.
Then we headed up to New York City for a few days. I was amazed by how tall the buildings are and felt like I was in a canyon when standing on a narrow street surrounded by skyscrapers.
Traveling with my soon-to-be mother-in-law means lots of awesome photos of us taking in the sights. We love seeing the pictures she takes of us on all of our trips together. It's really interesting to see someone else's perspective of the same sights and adventures.
A lot of our time in New York City was spent walking around Central Park. We walked from end to end and back again and ended up walking a total of 14 miles.
We, of course, had to take pictures of "my" avenue and square garden.
One day while walking all over the city we went into the huge Macy's and ended up looking around the bridal salon inside the department store, Sam sat patiently on his phone while his mom, his mom's cousin and I oohed and aahed over wedding dresses. We also happened upon this quote about teachers in Central Park and took this picture because I was studying elementary education at the time. These two pictures are especially interesting over three years later now that we are engaged and I am a sixth grade teacher.
Do you ever look back at old pictures and realize the relevance years later?