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City night view from Manhattan Bridge...
I have been to New York City at least a dozen times in my life, always with a specific destination in mind, however, I have never seen it through the eyes of a tourist and I must admit it was awesome. To share this experience with our grand-daughters priceless!
Visiting the Statue of Liberty was an unforgettable experience. She is all that I have ever envisioned and more. She was closed due to renovation and we could not go to the top. That was really OK with me, as climbing the stairs to the top in the heat would have been an insurmountable feat!
A bit later we visited Ellis Island, a place where my grand-parents entered this Country, a goose-bump rating of 10+ was experienced. It was an honor to walk it's great halls. I also visited with a historian here and he gave me a few tips on searching my family's history for my second blog,
The Promise of a Better Life.
Dinner was enjoyed at Carmine's Restaurant, a delightful experience. Later in the evening we took a city night tour. Not the greatest photo above but I am sure you get the idea, the lights were bedazzling! Going over the bridge to Brooklyn, in a double decker bus on the upper level a bit scary.
Well once again a wonderful and exciting day was had by all, we were exhausted but ready for the next day, after a good nights sleep, and that we did!