A Tour of The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty was an obvious stop for us while exploring NYC.

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The day we went was windy and a bit cold.  I was still very excited to finally see Lady Liberty in person.

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The strong cold wind was really trying to make my hair go cray cray!

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Even M looked a little cold!

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We are getting closer!

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Once we arrived we headed inside because I was a little chilly.  We were able to see the original torch.

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And then we headed up to the pedestal.  We tried to get tickets to the Crown access but the website said it was sold out.  I was a little bummed about that but maybe next time!

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Heading back down the stairs.

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Some pics from down below.

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Of course we had to take a selfie.

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Just being silly. 😉

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The gift shop had cool door handles.

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The tickets for the Statue of Liberty were $18 for me and $14 for M since he is a Senior Citizen.  Unfortunately, even though it’s a National Park they did not honor our National Parks Pass. 

We took the ferry to Ellis Island and you know, I thought that Ellis Island was going to be different.  Some of the artifacts were not on display due to the hurricanes but it was still fun to say we had been there.  

I think I was thinking that it was going to be like in the movie Hitch where there was a book and you could flip the pages.  But apparently it was never like that.  The pages were much longer and they had so many pages that they would have filled up like 15 train cars.  The NP Ranger told us that they microfiched the records and then burned them.  That made me a little sad but they did have a genealogy are which was cool. 

Plus I was able to get a smooshed penny.

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And two cool patches.

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And an awesome mini statue.

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Have you ever been?  Did you take any great pics or have any great stories to share?

(((hugs))) ~lisa 

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Toys R Us Ferris Wheel and M&M World

We made a quick stop in Toys R Us.  Toy stores are always a fun place to visit and this one was no exception.

They had a Statue of Liberty – made out of Legos

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And The Empire State Building out of Legos.  I seriously think the folks that make these things must have a lot of patience.  I don’t have that much patience to make something that would take that much time.

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We spotted a Michelangelo mask.  Our grandson is crazy about the Ninja Turtles so whenever we see Ninja Turtle stuff it reminds us of him!

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And that had this robotic dinosaur that was kind of cool.  It was like Jurassic Park in a way.  And the eyes on it kind of creeped me out a bit.

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A super awesome thing is that the Toys R Us has an indoor Ferris wheel!

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M taking a pic of me taking a pic of him. 

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Y’all *know* I had to get my smooshed penny!

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We had a good time and then we headed to M&M world.

Elvis has apparently *not* left the building. 

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What M&M are you?

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My color mood was Peanut Butter Mix.  I’m good with that.

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What will M be?

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As it turns out he is brown. 

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Now isn’t this cute??

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And another smooshed penny opportunity.

 

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My mom looks for money when she goes walking so anytime we see money on the ground we take a pic of ourselves picking it up and send it to my mom.  Feel free to take a pic of yourself doing the same and send a pic to her…haha!

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Yeah, I have no idea why M has his jacket half on and half off. 

Whoa!!!  The Property Brothers!!

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Another fun day in NYC.

(((hugs))) ~lisa