Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Seeing New York-Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

When we first moved to New York City, we didn't really take a lot of time to be tourists. (Unless you count the trip to Baja Fresh at Times Square...)

So when my sister visited a few weeks ago, it was the perfect time to do all the touristy things we hadn't done yet.

Enter Lady Liberty!

We booked our tickets online and headed down to the ferry to go and see the Statue of Liberty. The nice part about seeing the Statue of Liberty is that the tickets include a trip to Ellis Island! So for $13 you can visit Liberty Island AND Ellis Island.

Bye bye Manhattan!

 Ferry ride

Hide and seek on Liberty Island

Fun with the Lady!

We only got tickets that allowed us onto Liberty Island so we didn't actually get to go to the pedestal or the crown. But it was really neat to see the Statue of Liberty up close.

Our next stop was Ellis Island.

Blake was clearly done with the trip.

Tori thought she could use her debit card to donate some money. Rejected!

Just making sure no one sneaks in (ahem...Tori)!

This picture was so striking. I couldn't walk away from it.

I actually enjoyed Ellis Island more than I did Liberty Island. It was amazing to see the process of entering the United States and how much people went through. I can't imagine being so close to freedom only to be told you couldn't enter the United States.

After a full day of being tourists, we definitely came home and crashed.

But not before we witnessed this:

 I'll take credit for that.


Losing Brownies said...

One of the things I want to do before I die is go to New York and see the Statue of Liberty in person.

Claudia said...

Who's taking credit for that kid's moves??!! You totally know he got his sense of rhythm from me. What an absolutely fun blog and chronicle of your life in NY! Love you guys!

Tori Wilding said...

wait...there's a Baja Fresh in NY!?!? And how come we didn't go when I was there? I guess I'll just have to come back!! And...I love that kid.