Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Lady Liberty

Wow, Lady Liberty was beautiful today! It was the most gorgeous day, and I can't believe that it's February. We didn't even need jackets once we got out there. What a change from the last few months. I don't think it will last, but I'm sure going to enjoy it while it's around.

The H's saw Wicked lastnight on Broadway and stayed in Manhattan. The kids and I drove in this morning and picked them up at their hotel, then we drove down towards Battery Park and parked for the day. We enjoyed a beautiful walk along part of the Hudson River (very near to where flight 1549 landed a few weeks ago) down to Battery Park.

We were able to get Monument passes with our tour which meant we got to inside Lady Liberty. Pretty amazing experience. I hope the kids will remember this when they get older. They had a life size replica of her face (not the most attractive lady) and her foot in the museum (in the base of Lady Liberty), and the kids got a kick out of it.

They even tried to pick her nose and tickle her toes....

New Jersey on the left, Manhattan in the middle, Brooklyn and Queens on the right. Pretty amazing view!

"Mom, it's toooo bright!!!!" We had the front of her all to ourselves for quite a while. I tell you what, February is the time to visit her. There is nobody around!!

And this view of Battery Park and Lower Manhattan greeted us on our return. Pretty incredible, huh? I know I keep saying that, but it was such an incredible day!!


Puva said...

Oh, I just want to hug both your kids! Too adorable (:

Michelle said...

Hi Kristen,
Do you remember me ~ Michelle Cowgill? You photographed my wedding 6 1/2 years ago. I recently googled your name and found your blog. I hope you don't mind me spying on you. : ) I've really enjoyed reading about your adventures in New York.
I love the Statue of Liberty photos! You have such a great eye!

ohhollyf said...

Beautiful !

SweetP91 said...

You all are going so many amazing places and you do such a good job documenting it with pictures!! You awesome blogger you!