Lady Liberty & Ellis Island
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Courtyard by Mariott NYC
We started at the Statue of Liberty. Amazing how big she is! And amazing that they built her in France and shipped her parts here to assemble. The kids completed a workbook and earned their Junior Ranger pins for the National Park of the Statue of Liberty! (They don't have patches here....but we don't need no stinking patches to be Official Rangers!)
We took a ride over to Ellis Island
We walked around Battery Park when we got back. Walked near ground zero. They are building a new memorial building 1776 feet high. Lots of construction going on that will be done by 9-11-2011. Took another double decker bus tour to get us closer to the hotel. Great stories from the tour guide.
We found a great little restaurant, The Renissance, and had salmon and steak...and grilled cheese sandwiches. And NY cheesecake! Yum! Then took a nice long walk back to the hotel to let our food settle.
We didn't get home until 11:00.