The next morning it was off to the subway so we could go see Wall Street. Riding the subway is surprisingly easy and the people watching is fantastic!
It was really, really cold! I mean really cold! We walked down to the NY Stock Exchange and G. took some awesome pictures. (By the way, all of the pics in this post were taken by G.)
Next stop was Battery Park and after that we debated whether or not to ride the ferry out to see The Statue of Liberty. We finally decided to wait since it was so bitterly cold and the tickets to go inside her were sold out. Next trip....
This sculpture was in Battery Park. It used to be at the World Trade Center and was damaged in the explosion. It's been moved to the park and in front of the statue is an "eternal flame" as a tribute to all who lost their lives that day. They moved the statue and lit the flame on the one year anniversary of the attack. It's really hard to believe that it has been ten years since 9/11.
We went by to see "Ground Zero" and it's a buzz of activity these days. There were some pretty cool drawings of what they plan to do. G made the comment that it felt to him as if they were saying, "we will never forget what happened here, but it's time to stop being sad and show that we are moving on to new and exciting things". He had been before, not long after it happened and told me it was a somber and eerie sight. I had been to the city one other time and the towers were still there. I could not help but notice the huge amount of empty space in the skyline since the last time I was there. It was quite odd.
Well, there is much more to tell. But lest I bore you with too long a post, I'll follow in a day or so with more of the adventure. I SO enjoyed myself and NY in the winter is amazing. But, I have to say it will be very good to be back home and to be in my own bed tonight. And to see and hug Rex the Wonderdog and Max the kitty!