“App Snapshot” of our Family Trip to New York

We’ve taken quite a few summer road trips this summer and made some great family memories. Of course I took tons of pictures to chronicle those memories, but as I’ve mentioned before, one of the other ways I capture memories is with some of my favorite apps. I thought about how I’d share our trip with you and decided to give you an “app snapshot” of the fun. Here are my social media shares on Foursquare, Facebook & Instagram. Travel vicariously through us and hear what I had to say about some of the places we visited.

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Foursqure “App Snapshot” of our Trip to New York

So yes, we ate a lot while we were there (and spent way too much money). At the bottom of the list: Brooklyn Diner, which was way too expensive and Fraunces Tavern, which is a historic location where we had historically bad service. At the top of the list: Astro Diner, which is a cute little diner with great food that my husband and I found on our first trip to NYC and New Wonjo, where we all tried Korean Barbecue for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Instagram “App Snapshot” of our Trip to NYC

We walked a lot! I don’t know how you New Yorkers do it. We all managed to survive it, but the 8 year old didn’t enjoy that at all. That’s actually one of the reasons we didn’t brave the crowd for the Macy’s Fourth of July event. I had a great view from the TV in our room though (we stayed at the incredible West 57th by Hilton Club) and there were no crazies to contend with (unless you count my kids). Everyone chose one “must-do” and that’s how we landed in Korea Town. My daughter is a major K-Pop fan and is also determined to be the first African American K-Pop star (I’ll keep you posted). Did I mention that someone didn’t like the walking? Here’s how I shared that on Facebook…

All in all, we had a blast. We hit FAO Schwartz to satisfy my son and enjoyed a neat (but long and HOT) Wall Street walking tour for the hubs. I had to hit the Central Park Zoo and enjoyed our first time even though many of the animals were playing hide-n-seek. Of course, Times Square was calling our names for opening weekend of Despicable Me 2 (and yes, we shopped!). We pretty much strayed from the beaten path with this trip. We’d planned to visit the Statue of Liberty and do some of the other more popular things to do, but we opted for giving everyone a chance to choose something they REALLY wanted to do. We’ll save the beaten path for next time and of course, they’ll be a next time! We enjoyed our vacation and can’t wait to visit again soon. What are some of your favorite things to do in New York City?

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Balloon Sword Fighting in Central Park


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  • Karen

    So far I've only ever been to the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the 9/11 Memorial, but now that I live within 3 hours I'm hoping to get back there someday. I'm honestly not sure what my to-do's are. I'll have to check out your restaurant recommendations for sure! I love good food. Who doesn't?!

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