Last Saturday we (me, Babe, Buddy, Babe's mom, my parents, my sister, her fiance & Ella) went to NYC to visit the Statue of Liberty! We reserved tickets about 6 months ago to go up to the crown and everything. The day and weather was gorgeous - we couldn't of asked for better weather!!!
|Our whole Statue of Liberty gang!|
Visiting the Statue is seriously an all day event. We got on the bus to NYC at 6:30am, got there a little before 10am. Headed to the subway and took that to Staten Island. We then grabbed lunch before getting ready to head to the Statue. I think we had to go through 2 or 3 security points, that are just like airport security checks, before we were cleared to go up the 354 steps to the crown.
Taking the boat to liberty island was a lot of fun.
I was in awe as the statue kept getting bigger and bigger. It's so beautiful.
|Babe checking out the map in the subway!|
|Checking out the views!|
|Isn't she beautiful?!|
|Dad admiring the Liberty!|
|A part of the old torch!|
We all climbed the 354 steps to the crown. Crazy steps. They started out normal, but got more narrow and then it was just one big spiral staircase to the top. I thought going down the steps was harder than going up...my legs were so shaky...LOL!!!
|Here we go...20 down...|
|Running up the stairs! Crazies!!!|
|Still smiling :)|
|About to head up the spiral steps!|
|Momma & I|
|Buddy feeling the thickness of the crown!|
|WE MADE IT!!!|
|On the way back down.|
The views from all levels of the Liberty were simply amazing.
I couldn't stop taking pictures!
|From the Crown!|
|From the Crown!|
Here we all are having fun in front of the Statue :)
|Strong Buddy, holding the Statue!|
|God Bless America!|
On our way back to NYC from Liberty Island, we stopped at Ellis Island. We all found our last names on the wall...
|Ella passed out on PopPop!|
|Daddy checking out our names!|
Then we headed back. We stopped for dinner. Most of the group wanted pizza...so we stopped at a random pizza place and filled our tummies. Then headed to get the bus back home.
|On the subway headed back!|
It was such a fun day and
I'm so glad I've now been to the Statue of Liberty!
Only took me 30 years...better later than never ;)