In response to the great debate
that took place on facebook and this blog...
I took a coat.
No worries, I made Karyn carry my coat all through the airport.
She proved herself reliable so I let her carry junk for me the entire trip.
She is on stand-by for groceries this week and Christmas shopping later in the month.
We left early from in the dark
to drive to the airport for our flight.
Jackie was at the wheel since she is infamous
for her driving skillz. (wink)
Ten minutes in I exclaim "Deer!"
Tick tock, tick tock...crickets chirping.
Then she swerved...really extremely swerved.
The deer was standing in a field.
He never moved a hair.
Her reaction was seriously so delayed
if he had moved,
we would have been chasing him.
Then she honked hard amidst our hysterical laughing.
It amused me so much so that throughout the day
I would just exclaim "Deer!'
for my own enjoyment.
We had a 3 hour delay at the airport.
Fog backed things up all over the place so we sat and sat.
They would say we will board in 45 minutes....
only to say we will board in 45 minutes again.
I knew we were in for a great time though
because the wait was really fun.
Between the time change and the delay
we arrived in NY in the evening.
We checked into the Hilton at Times Square.
We marveled at the view then
hit the streets to check it out.
I left my camera in the room, of course.
I blame the deer and Jackie
because I can.
We had a reservation for the 9/11 monument.
We caught the subway and then walked a bit.
The attendant asked if we had our tickets printed out
and we said yes, with no questions on our part.
We waited til our appointed time
only to learn that our tickets
were not printed out in the way he meant.
We hot footed it 4 blocks up and back.
We made it just in time for our reservation.
There are two pools.
Both are surrounded by names of the victims
who died in the attacks on the Twin Towers.
|From Flight 93...Todd Beamer is the one who said "Let's roll!"|
|A local man who died at the Pentagon.|
|This building looks like Towers falling.|
I loved how the skyline reflected in it.
From there we walked to Battery Park
and caught the ferry to
the Statue of Liberty.
|Jackie and I dressed alike this day ;)|
Suellen, Karyn, and Jackie
|She is huge.|
|The view of the city.|
It was really windy and cold on the island
where the statue is.
We then traveled on to Ellis Island.
Sadly, I thought they were the same.
Others did too.
They shall reamin nameless
to protect their reputations.
Ellis Island was so interesting.
All the immigrants who passed through
were inspected and approved/denied
access to our country here.
It was interesting and
you could imagine the emotions they lived.
I was glad I took a coat.
Fine, I admit it.
However, I wish I would have worn one
of the three scarves I took.
I pulled my coat collar up for most of the day.
Think Bazooka Joe.
My the end of the day
my chin was chafed from that collar.
Then I realized I had a cowl neck on.
I pulled it up over the collar
but only after my chin
was red and hurting.
A nice look for Fashion Capital.
I highly recommend it if you are looking
for a inexpensive exfoliation
and don't mind a peeling chin days later.
Today, it is peeling and I look hot.
Tomorrow I will wow you with more details
from night 2 and Day 3.
For now, I am going on a date with my man.
294. a warm scarf
295. a steaming cup of coffee
296. great friends who make you double-over from laughter