We headed over to the Staten Island Ferry to catch a glimpse of the Statute of Liberty. Love the ferry as it is free, comfortable and you get to see some spectacular views of the city skylines. None of us had any urge to get off at the statute (most of our families would have come in through Halifax) so this was the perfect option to see the majestic girl. I could have spent the day just sitting on the ferry and reading a book as the weather was perfect that day. However, we were only in NY for a couple of days and there was so much we wanted to do so we just took a round trip on the ferry. Btw, you have to get off the ferry before you can reboard. We had to move quickly to catch the ferry back as a couple of the girls had an appointment at the 9/11 memorial. I opted out of seeing the memorial for a couple of reasons. The first being that my oldest son was born on September 11, 2001 and spent his first week in Sick Kids Hospital and I was slipping in to some nasty postpartum depression so as you can imagine I felt a little removed from it all. Secondly I am way too sensitive of a women and seeing the sheer amount of names that died on that day and the atmosphere would have killed me for the day. I was here to enjoy myself, I had to stay away. Well guess I digressed again -- sorry back to the fun stuff
|Nicole, Cait and Me|
While Nicole, Cait and Gwen went to the memorial, Jenn and I took off to go see Tiffany's. We walked along and enjoyed the sites along the way and got to see Wall Street which is seriously cool. I was quite disappointed as Tiffany's was closed and under renovations -- but I did have a croissant so it wasn't a total loss.
|Cait at 9/11 Memorial (picture by Cait)|
|Picture by Jenn|
We than rushed back to the hotel to pick up Sarah who had come in by bus. Poor girl had to wait in the lobby for us after being stuck in a crowded bus for 13 hours.
|Picture by Cait|
|Just walk away Cait|
|Prehistoric bear attacking me (picture by Cait)|
|Picture from Cait|
It was a fabulous evening! Since poor Sarah was meeting us for the first time and because of her cramped bus ride I offered to sleep on the floor. It was actually quite comfortable and ended up spending the rest of our trip sleeping on the floor. And quite frankly we were going non stop as soon as I hit the floor I was asleep. Now I am paying for it and will be hitting the chiropractor today LOL!