Sunday, August 9, 2015

Lady Liberty on Day 22, Part 1

On our second day in NYC, we got an early start. Breakfast was at a little place we found around the corner from the hotel. Everyone enjoyed the meal, and it wasn't fast food!

One of the most exciting things to see in New York was the Statue of Liberty. Even with all the research we did, we did not do enough. We arrived with the idea that we would be going inside. Boy, were we wrong. Things have changed a lot over the years. Did you know that you will need to reserve tickets three months in advance if you want to go inside? We didn't even know three months ago that we would for sure be taking this trip. G was quite an unhappy camper about that one. He would not have been able to make the climb, but really wanted the rest of us to do so. He did it a couple of times, back in the day. Even with such a let down, we had a nice time. 

Jack was especially thrilled to be on a boat again. This kid loves boats and being on the water! 

She really is lovely.

The New York skyline.

A view of Ellis Island.

The kids were all exited to be in NYC.

We rode the ferry over to Ellis Island. It wasn't quite what I expected. The main building has been turned into an information center. Not what I would call a museum. There were no artifacts. Just photos and information. There was a place to look up your genealogy, but it cost extra.

A very big check mark on the bucket list for this day! More to come for the rest of the day in another post.

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