Goooood day everybody! Today I did not schedule the post so it’s coming out a bit later in the day but that’s ok I’m sure. Here’s part three of our road trip! If you missed Part 1 or Part 2, just click on it to get there!
Also, Happy Independence Day everybody! I cannot believe that it’s July 4th tomorrow. Insane. Where does the time goooo?
It was too early for the squids when we got up the next morning. 5 AM. It was cold, so they cuddled in my hoody. I let them.
After a little while we got to Lake Erie and got breakfast there. Lake Erie…. was like 50% as good as lake Michigan. Lake Michigan was clean and bright and beautiful, and Lake Erie was muddy and had mosquitos the size of a triceratops.
We made some new friends on the road, picking up these two little cuties, Panda and Penguin. They’re from what’s called Banana’s and I was just willing to buy into them. If I’m honest I can say I looked it up and knew exactly what I was getting, so I wasn’t disappointed at all. 😀 Alan adopted them as his little friends right off the bat, but Gordon gave him a bit of a challenge too.
Our first glimps of New York City!
We were all exhausted, to say the least. Driving for 8 hours straight would do that to anybody. So we spent the rest of the night in the hotel, watching Finding Dory and other random shows. But it was worth it because we were all energized the next day for…
New York City! We first found a place to look at it from the Jersey side, and it was… insane to say the least.
We saw whatever this is. I can’t remember if it’s the Stock Market or Wall Street… Ok it’s on Wall Street. Anyway, we went to Wall Street.
One of the first streets we walked down. If you look really hard you might see the famous Brass Bull. I did not get a picture with it because I chose not to… But my dad did XD
We went to the new World Trade Center…
And the memorial for both of the old ones.
It was huge and magnificent, and solemn.
From there we walked to Oculus Plaza, and it was so BIG and TALL because from the outside it’s the smallest of the buildings in the world trade center, but most of it is UNDER ground. If you look at the picture you can see the yellowish lighting coming in. That’s the ground level. That’s where you come in from the grass outside. INSANE RIGHT?
All that walking drove us all a little tired and Alan almost had a meltdown, but I train my babies and we avoided the crisis.
From there we walked to the Staten Island Ferry. There were actual scammers right outside the door trying to sell tickets on the ferry when THE FERRY IS FREE. Not all tourists know that and they get scammed…
That photo was expectations…
This was their comfortable reality. It’s a good thing they’re light or I would have made them walk.
Waiting among lots and lots of people.
On the Ferry.
Trip back after dinner.
We got to see the Statue of Liberty.
We walked back to the Oculus and stopped at a couple of shops, including this little tea shop with tiny cups.
Scott wanted to try these crazy crayons. He protested after he found out I took a picture, so don’t tell him I posted it.
Good ol’ New York Subway. It was actually really clean, sleek, easy to use and not overcrowded at all. New York has a bad reputation for no reason.
Falafels and American Ninja Warrior Premier for dinner. Day One in New York had been a success.
Have you been to New York? What was your impression of it? Did it seem dirty and crowded and rude to you? I liked it more than I thought I would. Are you getting bored of these road trip posts? I have three more *hides* Want them broken up with other posts in between? Let’s chat in the comments!
To read Part 4 go Here!