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Friday, September 11, 2009

What a place

I've visited New York City {the city} half a dozen times, and it never ceases to amaze me.  My first trip was the spring of 2003.  Interestingly, I started planning it the summer before {the only way to make things happen on a college student's budget}, because a friend I grew up with was living there at the time.  I instantly loved the city for it's variety of sights, sounds, and experiences.

I'm also always pleased that there is something new on every trip.  This last weekend we made our way to Liberty Island for the first time.  It has never fit into our short schedule before, but this time the friend we were meeting wanted to see it, so we all woke up bright and early and headed downtown to catch the ferry.  Fortunately, the lines were quick, and we were able to get through security and board the ferry almost right away.

I'll be honest, I'm not usually a "tourist" spot kind of person for one main reason:  crowds.  I don't like large crowds of people all clamoring to get a good view.  And I'm not a huge fan of standing in line either.  Odd, for liking the city so well, I know.   But, in spite of my skepticism and hesitation, I really enjoyed the up-close view of Lady Liberty.  {But yes, there were thousands of tourists milling around, I think we were some of the only English speaking ones!}

My conclusion: a sight worth seeing {but if you go, make sure to get there early, the lines were horrendously long by the time we returned to Battery Park}.

1 comment:

  1. One more excellent reason to homeschool - no summer crowds!!



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