Posts Tagged ‘Liberty Island’

Our Kinda Town, New York Is

August 29th, 2008 at 3:57 pm (AST) by Jake Richter

We are nearing the end of our two weeks in New York City and it’s been a lot of fun. But we have been keeping ourselves too busy touring, eating, shopping, and museum hopping to spend much time at a keyboard blogging. As always, I have grand aspirations that I might be able to fill some of the backlog, starting now.

The weather has been excellent, with temperatures just a bit cooler than those back home on Bonaire, and nice clear sunny skies.

At present we are waiting in line to enter the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island, south of Manhattan, and will thereafter visit Ellis Island in a thinly veiled effort to make being a tourist count towards the kids’ history credits in the home schooling program they are enrolled in.

While I was actually born in Queens (one of the boroughs of New York City) I have no recollection of ever visiting either the Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island before. The latter probably makes sense as my parents arrived on these shores after defecting from Czechoslovakia almost a decade after Ellis Island closed, and Linda’s ancestors were a few centuries too early, back in the 1650s.

In any event, we are looking forward to our exploration today.