Tales From the Back of the Pack

Tales From the Back of the Pack

Friday, November 27, 2015

NY Day 4

Our day started verrry early because we had Statue tickets for the first boat of the day. We rushed around the apartment getting ready, then took a stressful cab ride to Battery Park and were the last passengers to board the boat.
The NY view from Liberty Island was beautiful. We had tickets to go all the way up to the crown and got to see even more incredible views. It was a bit claustrophobic all the way up the spiral staircase but soo sooo worth it. We were lucky to have been able to go all the way up the crown.  

After strolling around the Statue, the boat took us over to Ellis Island. We were only there for a few minutes before we headed back to Battery Park and walked over to Ground Zero. The last time I was here, there was still building debris everywhere.  The images of that devastating day were visible in the piles rubble and it was difficult to look at. 
Today the fountains sit exactly where the awful debris had been before. This is my first time seeing the fountains now and it was an entirely transformed place. We made sure the kids understood the importance of the memorials. 
 After Ground Zero we went back to our apartment to rest for a bit. We were pretty exhausted from our early start.

Later we took a crowded subway to Grand Central Terminal and got off there for a few minutes to snap pictures. There was a lot of military presence here. We got back on the subway and went further south into Little Italy to eat pizza at Lombardi's--NYC's first pizza place.
I was surprised the Puff ate two whole slices of Marghertia pizza! 

After walking through Little Italy and deciding it was too cold to see the Brooklyn Bridge tonight, we hopped back on the subway and went to the apartment for a relaxing evening of TV and Chinese food  delivery (this was on my bucket list of NY things to do!). 
It was really nice to have an  entire apartment to stretch out & relax and eat chinese food sitting on the floor around the coffee table. 

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