By Tuesday the rains that doused us Monday had largely moved on, so we made our way out to Liberty Island to see the big gal in person. As souvenirs the boys picked “Liberty” and “Donut,” a crown-wearing lion & panda (hey, it’s a free country 😉).
Following our visit we sailed to nearby Ellis Island. Hen loved the historic train artifacts (“Look, it’s the WaBASH line!”), and I enjoyed/winced at the collection of ethnic newspapers and propaganda posters.
From there we sailed back to Manhattan and visited the Flatiron Building (a longtime favorite which we’ve built in Lego!). We walked to the High Line—an elevated subway track that’s been converted into a park that meanders through, among other things, the old Nabisco factory that’s become Chelsea Market (where we had dinner). Henry particularly enjoyed the benches that roll along the old railroad track.
Lastly, after getting everyone home for the evening, Margot & I found the energy to rally & hit one of our favorite Manhattan bars, the Peninsula Hotel. Here’s a gallery of the day’s explorations.