Saturday morning, after the popcorn selling, we started our drive up to Hartford Connecticut. Along the way we stopped to see the Statue of Liberty. It was fun to take the ferry out to the Island. We did not go inside the statue, but it was beautiful to sit and remember all that it stands for, the freedom and liberties we have in this country. We drove thru NYC and it took us an hour and a half to cross about 20 miles to the other side. The traffic was crazy, even on a Saturday, and reminded us how blessed we are to live in Idaho without the crazy congestion of a gigantic city. The kids loved looking at all the tall buildings. We crossed through 5 states to get to Hartford: Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut. We paid about $30 in tolls to drive there.
We made it to Hartford, and the kids had a blast playing with their cousins there. My brother Aaron and his wife Rachel have 3 cute kids. Annaliese, Beckum, and Aiden. Their oldest is a few months older than Isabel, and the girls had so much fun being together. They have a beautiful home with a fantastic view of the tree filled hills of Connecticut. We were able to attend church with them and just spend a relaxing Sunday there.