Day 7 – Last Full Day in New York

Posted by on July 1, 2009

We started the day off by using PATH, light rail, then a bus to get us to Liberty State Park in New Jersey to catch a ferry to see the Statue if Liberty. The ferry leaves from an old train station where many of the immigrants who went through Ellis Island would board trains for all parts of the country.

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To go up into the pedestal, we had to wait in a line for over an hour. Here is the original torch that was replaced in the 80’s…

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We made a quick stop at Ellis Island but did not hang there long. Here is a picture of Michael with some of the buildings. It looks like he is in deep thought, he is really making sure his glasses do not fall off while looking down at the water.

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Even though we were really tired, we figured how often do we get to New York, so we walked the Brooklyn Bridge.

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We then stopped by the Sony Wonder Labs. Lots of cool tech stuff that the kids really enjoyed.

Then we ran by Mickey Mantel’s Restaurant…

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We were going to eat there, but having to spend $60 for dinner was just too much, so we went by Grand Central again and ate in the the food concourse.  Cheap and easy.

We also ended up walking by this place…

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After that, back to New Jersey to pack up. We board a train tomorrow morning to return home.

Should be able to make a post tomorrow from DC.

4 Responses to Day 7 – Last Full Day in New York

  1. Bill Mashburn

    Great last day! I know the wait at the statue was worth it. What a fun visit to NYC, I enjoyed following along with you all. Have a fun trip back on the train.

  2. Aw-Maw in Arkansas

    Well, I guess by now you are all on the move again. You’ll have a lot to think about on that train ride back home—a whole lot of learning and memories. I hope you have a good trip home and get home in time to celebrate a few minutes on the 4th of July.
    We hope you all had a wonderful trip. Love to all—

  3. Tom Edwards

    Thanks for the work putting this together. Someday I will learn to do it too and hopefully be able to share with you guys! Looks like a great trip as usual. Have a safe trip home!

  4. Brian

    Finally getting to comment…kept up with you on my new father’s day iphone while in Houston. It’s been an awesome trip it looks like!