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Lady Liberty, 9/11 Memorial & Grand Central Station

written by Elizabeth Ashley August 25, 2016

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We did so much more in New York than we thought we could in two days! One our second day we woke up, walked down to the subway and took it down to the One World Trade Center building. On our way we made a quick stop at Grand Central Station! They don’t call it GRAND Central for nothing. 😉 We bought our tickets and went up to the top. The elevator ride was so cool!!! There are monitors on the walls of the elevator and as you rise you “go through time”. It starts around the 1600’s and as you rise New York City grows around you. I would definitely recommend doing this if you are going to do anything in NYC (the tickets were $37 dollars).

After, One World we went downstairs and saw the 9/11 Memorial. It’s so heartbreaking to see the names on the monument. 🙁 The fountains are so beautiful!

It was only a short walk down to Liberty Park from the memorial. We decided to take the ferry to Lady Liberty on Liberty Island. We woke up so early that by this time it was only 10:00 am. After seeing that Statue of Liberty heading back to Manhattan we walked up Wall Street to see the charging bull. It’s supposedly good luck to rub his unmentionables so we of course did that. hahaha.

We were so tired after doing all of those things so we went back to our AirBnB for some rest. After our nap we grabbed food from a place called “Ashley’s Fine Foods”. It isn’t very fancy or fine at all, but it was a quick and easy way to grab dinner! At night we went to the see Times Square all lit up. 🙂 It reminded me so much of Vegas with all the people and lights. On our way back to our AirBnB we grabbed ice cream floats.

In the morning we got up and went to a bagel shop called Ess-a-bagel. Now, one of my favorite things in the entire world is Lox. Lox is a bagel, cream cheese, capers, tomato, cucumber, onion and Nova salmon. I’m sure if this is your first time learning about lox you’re probably disgusted, DON’T BE! If you haven’t had lox you are missing out on a very important thing in the world!!! Anyways, when we arrived at Ess-a-bagel the line was out the door, which is usually never a bad indicator! I ordered the lox and it was literally top ten most amazing things I have ever eaten! I usually don’t eat gluten, so this was a splurge and it was the best splurge ever!!! Seriously, this place was amazing.

After breakfast we started to head to the airport to catch our flight! Our flight was long but it wasn’t too bad. I’m glad to say we are finally here. 🙂

With Love, Elizabeth Ashley

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Delores Palmer (G'ma) August 27, 2016 at 3:49 pm

Thanks Liz for the wonderful blog and comments about NYC! I enjoyed reading about your adventures! You covered a lot of territory in just a few short days. Good luck to both of you on your new adventures and keep us posted.


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