I love when people come to visit me. In the last year three of my good friends (that I met on the Camino) from different corners of the world made the journey to NYC and this weekend my dear friend Michael finally came over. He had shown me England last year so I was more than happy to return the favor.
I’ve lived in NYC (and now in the burbs) for nearly 25 years. It’s home and the only place I’ve ever lived so long. For all this time though, I had never gone to the Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island for that matter. Today was a gorgeous day to do just that. Finally!
I can’t wait to go back and bring the kids. These stops are definitely a must see! We were too late to buy one of the limited tickets to climb to the crown but you can walk all around the island, take the ferry round trip and stop at Ellis Island to visit the museum there- all for a $17 ticket. Not a bad way to spend the day! My one piece of advice is to bring your own drinks and snacks- the kiosks on both islands are incredibly expensive. But what a fun day. And so happy with the weather!
Kind of interesting to see Lady Liberty on one side of the building and the Freedom Tower on the other side. Metaphor?
After seeing both of these sites, we made our way to the Freedom Tower. There is still so much construction and it was nearly closing time for the memorial, so we just snapped a few pictures of the building itself.
Gotta love Times Square. Even Pooh looked like he’d had a full day.
Tomorrow we are off to see many other great parts of the city. There is a lot to see in just a weekend!