Mark and maps

When the New Yorker arrived in the mail yesterday, I wondered if Roz Chast had been on our family vacation. Mark had studied copious maps before our arrival in Manhattan, but when called upon to use his knowledge amid the towering infrastructure with testy family in tow, well, he choked. Poor guy. This is Mark navigating Manhattan–seems Roz just can’t cut the poor guy a break!

the big apple

We just got back from our first family road trip. To New York City.

It was great fun. In four days and three nights, we took on Manhattan Meyer-Turner style.

This was Zoe one minute after arrival. arrivalShe was a natural.

Other highlights pictured below are:

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The “whispering corner” at Grand Central Station…Central Park…Mary Poppins on Broadway

our tour guide at the Central Park Zoo…Harbor Tour…NBC studio tour

The New York Public Library…the mineral exhibit at the Museum of Natural History

and my new friend Steve Carell.

Rabbit’s favorite part?

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The luxurious transportation and…reuniting with the people who gave Zoe her best friend.

Scott and Kelly, thank you for being our gracious hosts before and after NYC. And Mom and Dad Turner, wow, what a gift! We’re almost ready to hit the road again! Well, after my blisters heal, that is.