People always say the Statue of Liberty is smaller than you think it's going to be. Maybe because I've heard that so many times, I was preparing to be a little underwhelmed. Honestly, when the boat got close enough, I thought Lady Liberty doesn't really get a fair shake. The statue isn't small, and she really is beautiful.
The Manhattan skyline from the island. The biggest building is the new One World Trade Center. That's the one thing on the East Coast that I didn't get to do that I'm a little sad about--the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
Brynn was all tuckered out after the Statue of Liberty. She took a few naps on the go that day.
We actually spent a lot more time doing Ellis Island than we did the Statue of Liberty. I read so many nerdy historical fiction books about immigrants when I was a kid. Dear America, anyone? Anyway, I LOVED coming here. This is the registry room, where immigrants had to wait before their medical and legal inspections. Can you see the herring bone marble tiles on the ceiling? So pretty.
The skyline from Ellis Island.
All in all, a great way to finish all the crazy trips we've done lately. Now, on to Florida. We move on Saturday. Time to go home.