We decided that being so close to New York we had to hit the city. A 40 min train ride into Grand Central Station was fun. Finding the subway line that would take us to Battery Park for a boat tour of the Statue of Liberty. We swung by the 9/11 Memorial and wanted to go into the actual museum but it just wasn't going to work. The day was fleeting fast so we had to dredge on. We detoured Canal Street where I thought I might fall prey to something counterfeit but nothing blew my socks off. We headed back up to Central Park where the kids wanted to play and climb on rocks. A train ride home and kids were ready to swim and we were ready for a cocktail .... 15,000 steps for the day made a drink ok.
|The underground world|
-105.00 Train ride into the city
- 48.00 in Subway fare for 8
-155.00 for lunch in lower Manhattan (TGI Fridays)
-30.00 for an ice cream break mid day
- 90.00 for tickets to ride a boat to see Statue of Liberty
-Sales Pitch for carriage rides through Central Park for 180.00 but Dave Mott was not falling for it.
Saturday was graduation day and required all of us to be up and out the door by 7 am to secure our places on campus for the big day. Graduation promptly at 10 am and by 11:30 am we were on the field greeting Michael and congratulating him. One of the West Point traditions is for the kids to line up and after the cadets throw their hats the kids run to collect them as their souvenirs. The cadets often put money and notes in the hats. David took the triplets down early and they all scored a hat. 2 of the hats had 20.00 and Colin got a note and 5.00.
|A campus walk with Dad|
|Enjoying the cool campus|
|The Triplets couldn't get enough of cousin Michael|
|Last Picture with The Hudson River in the back|
It was just 10 years prior that we came to West Point for yet another Mott. Kevin Mott graduated in 2007 and with a little uniform differences everything else seemed to be the same. What an honor it was for us to attend yet again for another Mott.
|Kevin Mott with his parents - Kevin and Kathy Mott|
We all enjoyed a big pizza party that evening after all the graduation activities were complete and the Mott's all slowly checked out the next day and headed back home.
We were one of the only ones who drove so we began our 7 hour drive back through Canada with a stop in Niagara Falls.