Sunday, October 14, 2012

9/11 Memorial

After the Blue Sky Girls event the Brooks', the Dalton's and the Shuberts took a field trip to the 9/11 Memorial.  We started affectionately calling ourselves the wheel chair brigade since it's pretty difficult to navigate through a very busy NYC with three wheel chairs.  And it is quite a process to get in there.  Even though we had tickets to get in at a certain time, the line was ridiculous.  So we discovered THE ONE AND ONLY benefit to having Rett Syndrome and a wheel chair is that you totally get to cut the line.  We went straight to the front.

It is truly an amazing sight.  Liv kept asking me what this was and why we were here.  I'm not even sure what I said to her but a stranger, that was apparently listening to our conversation, said "that was a perfect explanation." 
 Lucky that we got to cut the line because about 20 minutes after we got in, Juliana started crying.  I think it was her tummy, so off went the Wheel Chair Brigade in search of restrooms.  It took us some time, but we finally found some decent bathrooms in the Winter Garden Atrium. 
 This cute chick next to me is another Emma and she also has Rett Syndrome.  It's really cool because Emma can walk!  So Juliana and I were sitting on the steps and Emma got out of her seat and came over and sat next to us.  She is incredible.

 After that adventure we headed to The Stand Four. If you don't know about this place, they were on some foodie network for having the BEST Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake.  We had the pleasure of coming here the last time we came in with our good friends Gina and Rob, but Jen had never been.  It was her dream to have the mystical milk shake (and yes friends, you can also get them "adult style" with vodka!)  So finally her (and Mark's) wish came true!  And yes, it's every bit as delicious!

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