After recovering with tons of sleep over the course of the last week, I’m now ready to share day 2 of our New York City trip.
We got very lucky that the weather held out for us on our second day! It was pouring when we woke up, but a quick breakfast at the local diner by our hotel gave us enough time for the rain to cease. Off to the Statue of Liberty, which G has wanted to see for as long as he can remember. I was about 7 the last time I was there, and we took the ferry over to Liberty Island to see the majestic statue. We had a bunch of family fun (and goofy times) on our way. It was windy, chilly, and just so worth it!
Following Lady Liberty, we toured Ellis Island, which was such an intense and robust history lesson for all of us! Knowing G will have “Immigration Day” in 5th grade, we wanted to introduce him to the process. While there, we were able to see our ancestors’ names on the wall and identify the processes which immigrants went through in order to become an American citizen.
After this, we headed over to the USS Intrepid, where we were able to tour a decommissioned aircraft carrier, a nuclear submarine, and view the US Enterprise, the first shuttle ever in space! It was a fascinating and educational day for all of us (and the food even at the Intrepid Café was especially tasteful!)
But, we can’t be all educational with no fun, and ended the day at Escape to Margaritaville on Broadway, which I will review in my next blog. Stay tuned…