Friday, April 18, 2014

Exploring NYC Part 2

    Our second day we took the bus down to the city in the morning and enjoyed dessert for our second breakfast at Cake Boss Cafe. I got a giant cookie which was delicious.

    Then we walked over to the Free Library. The inside was beautiful. As we walked inside the study room, I kept thinking how it must be so weird to be studying and have people constantly walking around you and taking pictures of the room.

      After that we took the subway down to see the Statue of Liberty. Unfortunately it was quite cloudy and the crown tours were all sold out, but that's ok since it was cloudy anyway. We still took the boat over the Liberty Island. We will just have to go back another time when the weather is nicer to get the crown tour and take more pictures.

        After that, we were hungry so we took the boat back to the city and found a deli to eat at. After eating we got tickets for the 9/11 memorial and the sun finally came out, which felt so good. I loved taking photos of the couple flowers on the memorial that people had left. Walking around the memorial was really peaceful. It was nice to see people respect the memorial and remember that day.

      At the memorial, they also have a tree called the "survivor tree" as it was rescued from the wreckage on 9/11 as an 8 foot stump and nursed back to health in a NYC park. Now it has been planted in the memorial site to grow. It's really amazing to see trees recover from such destruction.
       From there, we headed to Central Park for a bit and then went back to the hotel.

We also enjoyed Central Park once more the next morning before leaving the city. Our final morning it was so beautiful and sunny outside which was perfect for the park.

         Then it was time to head back to Binghamton, NY before our next adventure in Virginia and DC.

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