Monday, August 6, 2012

Day Two! New York, New York!


Magnificent  
City views from ferry...

more views from ferry.....
Ellis Island 

Grand-daughters enjoying the trip...


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! 
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9 comments:

Nancy Claeys said...

Your shot of Lady Liberty is iconic.

Deanna said...

Beautiful shots of a great city...enjoy your visit!!

Renae said...

I agree with Nancy, great shot of the Statue of Liberty! Thanks for joining Mary and me at our blog hop!

Mary said...

Wow for NY and your wonderful vacation. Those views from the ferry as so nice. That's a love of New York as a visitor. I haven't ever lived there. Thanks for coming to easy tuesday....what a cool surprise to see my little button on your post. Love it...Thanks. Mary

TexWisGirl said...

the ellis island experience must have been wonderful. your grands sure are cute!

Butterbean Row said...

Rosemary,
I lived in NYC many years ago, for a short time and I never saw it as a tourist. Good for you. I am so glad you are having a good time!
Be safe!

♥charlotte

Cranberry Morning said...

Nice photos! And what a great experience that was! The granddaughters are darling. :-)

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Playing tourist in New York City , especially with your granddaughters, must have been a very memorable time. Having your granddaughters with you as you researched about your grandparents and walked in their footsteps, yes, a goose-bump experience for sure!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Wow.. what great pictures you got. Nice camera. I have never been there but I feel like I have thru your photos. I think it would be just to busy for me. I would need a days rest after that crowd. :)) Thanks for your comment on my blog post.

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