Here is more from our trip to Iceland this Christmas....
Our second day in New York started out early. My daughter Svana´s main goal in New York was to go see the Today Show! So at 8am we were walking to Rockefeller Plaza, temperature was only about 10 degrees, brrrrr it was cold. We made it there right after Meredith and her crew went back inside.
The camera guys did come over to our side and took some crowd shots....we weren´t sure if we had made it in there, but a few minutes later, Torir called us from the hotel and told us that we were on national television....Svana´s goal accomplished!!
We did get a little closer to the action, since Svana wanted to see Al and Matt.....A few minutes later, they came back outside with Natalie.
There was no way to get Svana away from there until the stars were back inside....
Back to the hotel we went to warm up. When we (adults) think of hotel perks...we think of comfy beds, room service, glorious bathrooms, spa offerings and so on right? Not so if you are a kid! The main attraction at the Marriott Marquis were the elevators! The elevator tower is freestanding so all the elevators are on the outside, with glass walls so you can see outside.
On top of that, they go super fast so it feels like being on a ride at the amusement park!! At least it did for a ride wimp like me! My stomach hopped up into my throat every time! The kids loved it and could have ridden the elevators all day!!
What do you think was the main attraction in the hotel room?
The Entertainment Center!!!
After warming up, we hopped on the Subway. Very exciting if you are riding it for the first time!! They were even more excited when they saw a huge rat on the tracks when we were waiting for the train! Yuck!!
The limited time in NYC only allowed us to visit one museum and the kids chose the Museum of Natural History.
The favorite displays were the Rose Center for Earth and Space...
...and the African Mammals.
We weren't able to go through all of the displays because we had to get to the airport for our flight to Iceland.
The hardest part about flying to Iceland, is the time difference. It's only a 5-6 hour flight but the time difference is 6 hours. The flight takes off at 7pm and lands in Iceland at 6 am the next morning. We always hope to get some sleep on the plane to make the transition easier, especially for the kids. This time around, the excitement was just too much....
There was no sleeping on the plane! Especially when the airline offered iPads filled with movies and games for rent during the flight!