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Thursday, February 27, 2014

We Take On New York City: Day 3

I woke up on our last day, got out of bed, and my legs collapsed. We had walked the city up and back twice, but it was worth it. We were ready to do it again:)

Our morning started off with a Subway ride to the bottom of the island. I had originally wanted to take a Statue Of Liberty tour, but quickly changed my mind when the wind hit me. I could not imagine the chill on the water. So, we saw her from Battery Park. She was stunning. There were huge chunks of ice floating in the river, which made her and Ellis Island look even more majestic.

Next on the list was the Wall Street Bull and Freedom Tower. The bull was great.. didn't realize the thing to do was act like your grabbing his package in a photo. We did not par take in that one haha. We took our picture and headed to the 9/11 Memorial Site.

Absolutely beautiful. I had a mix of emotions, as I feel like many have. It is such a beautiful memorial with a gorgeous tower being built. But at the same time I had to stop and remember what happened in that very place in 2001. I was happy and sad all at the same time. My favorite thing I took from it was the "Survivor Tree". It was the only tree to survive the attack and has been nursed back to life. Every Spring it blooms and it reminds the city about the story of survival and resilience.

From here, we made a pit stop at Starbucks, the one thing I liked least about the whole trip. I didn't want to go to anything we had back home, but it ended up being good because my food beast was about to emerge. Never a good thing. With Starbucks in hand, we trekked to the Brooklyn Bridge. I loved being above the water. It made us realize we want to live somewhere near the water. This was one of my favorite things. 

We capped off our night with sushi followed by Pinkberry, which was scrumptious. 

Our trip to New York was amazing. We got a great mix of tourist and local. Traveling is a passion Mike and I share I cannot wait to plan our trip back to the BIG APPLE. 

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