Last day in New York

Trip Start Jun 21, 2013
Trip End Jul 16, 2013

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Friday, July 5, 2013

Today we had a late start but we had reserved tickets for noon, so that was our first call. We arrived at Battery Park and after a lot of confusement over multiple queues holding thousands of other tourists and more airport style security, we got onto a ferry to take us to Liberty Island. Today we were going to visit the green lady herself - the Statue of Liberty. This had been closed and only opened on the 4th of July and we were lucky enough to have tickets to go up to the crown. This involved climbing over 300 stairs, the majority of which being up a small winding staircase in temperatures over 90 degrees Fahrenheit. But we reached the top and were greeted with views of the Hudson and views on Manhattan. The time taken to work our way through all the queues and travel back and forth between the island was horrendous. Having arrive at the dock before midday, it wasn't until almost 5 in the afternoon when we were finally finished.

Once back on the mainland we ventured up to Central Park. Our first call was the Strawberry Fields which is a memorial to John Lennon. We then wandered through the park and looked at a beautiful lake. The park was just as you would imagine - huge and peaceful despite it being at the centre of New York.

We then had tickets to the Yankees v Orioles baseball game. After waiting in yet another unimaginably long queue to pick up our tickets we got in.

The game had a climatic finish as the Yankees were 2-1 down going into the bottom of the ninth, only for them to pick up the two runs they needed to win the game!

After this we got in the car and set off on a three and a half hour drive through the night to our next stop Boston. We finally arrived for our next adventure just before three in the morning.
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Yvette Boundy on

Sounds like you are both getting tired, you have done and seen so much insuch a short time x try and relax a little bit x

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