Super 8 Motel Darien/I95
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So we missed out first flight. What is a vacation with missing one of your flights and at least it was not a connecting flight. There was horrendous traffic and our hotel took forever to organise us a cab. Never mind all part of the experience. We were booked on the next available flight at 1pm instead of 10am. Our hosts in New York arranged for another assistant to meet us at 7pm. We killed time at TGI Fridays at the ...
So today I thought I'd wander down to the WTC site, look at the Freedom Tower up close, the memorial water gardens and go to the memorial museum. The tower still isn't finished. Years late and billions of bucks over budget...it seems a project littered with compromises and cock-ups. But still a beautiful building all the same. The light does indeed catch it...rays shoot upwards. Next to it is a construction that can only be called ...
... lady liberty herself. Even though we were quite early, there were heaps of people. The statue is very impressive.
We climbed the 197 steps to the top of the pedestal and dean continued on another 200 steps in a narrow windy dark stairwell to the crown. Dean was quite disappointed with the view and small area. He took a couple of photos and came back down to where we were. We had a bit of a walk around the island and then made our way ...
... long, with a shallow draught of about one metre and crewed by about 60 oarsmen.
Their keel was honed from the trunk of a hard oak tree, with planking of overlapping oak boards joined by nails and sealed with tarred wool or fur.
The single mast had a large sail made from wool or flax, whilst the bow and stern had the same shape, enabling them to make rapid changes of direction if needed!
... burning feet to chill.
I've had my haircut, true New Yorker style by a local barber and visited my favourite cuban hotspot Cafe Habana where I sat by the bar, ate my grilled chicken and corn salad, and got chatty with the girls shaking cocktails.
I've managed to find my way well enough now, where I no longer need to keep looking at ...