October 19, 2011
New York City - Emily's first visit
In combination with our visit to Jason at college for Family Weekend (which coincided with Emily's October Break, hurrah!!!), and a business trip for David to NYC, we were able to show Emily a few of New York City's sights for the first time. We took the Staten Island Ferry (isn't it amazing that it's FREE to ride that back and forth to/from Manhattan as much as you like???) which goes right by the Statue of Liberty. Emily likes boats (so do I). The lady's still holding her torch out. Always makes me think of the Rich Mullins song, "Land of my Sojourn."
And the lady in the harbor she still holds her torchOut to those huddled masses who are yearning for freedom that still eludes themThe immigant's children see their brightest dreams shatteredHere on the New Jersey shoreline in the greed and the glitter of thoseHigh-tech casinos, but some mendicants wander off into a cathedralAnd they stoop in the silence and there their prayers are still whisperedAnd I'll sing their song, and I'll sing their songIn the land of my sojournNobody tells you when you get born hereHow much you'll come to love itAnd how you'll never belong here so I'llCall you my country and I'll be lonely for my homeAnd I wish that I could take you there with me
New York on the right, New Jersey on the left.
I think my favorite thing was the view of the city at dusk from the "Top of the Rock" - 70 floors up on the GE Building roof, at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. It's better than going up the Empire State Building, because, well, you can SEE the Empire State Building from there :-) And, well, I had already been up the ESB (or else I would probably have wanted to do that anyway). I like views and being high up and pretty lights. And my husband's tech skills that can get a camera to take pictures in any light. Go, David (I lack this skill).
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