Yesterday we got up early(this is starting to be a habit) & walked 1/2 mile to the water taxi. This boat took us to the ferry from NJ to Ellis Island. Ellis Island was eye opening. What these people went through was beyond comprehension. The hardships & emotional stress to start a new life makes you wonder how bad it must have been where they left. Leaving Ellis Island on the ferry to Battery Park in NYC. We walked through the financial district, past the NY Stock Exchange down to the South Street Seaport. Think a waterfront business district turned into a Yuppie tourist shopping mecca. After lunch we walked across Manhattan zig-zagging our way towards the ferries at the World Financial Center.
Now you have to remember that we are tourists so the whole time Mary is taking pictures. Pictures of buildings, pictures of people, pictures of street signs, & an occasional picture of us. It doesn't sound like we did too much but we figured that we walked between 2 & 3 miles not counting walking around Ellis Island. By the time we got home my feet felt like giant sausages. I didn't think they would ever fit in my shoes again. It was worth it because the only way to see & get the feel for NYC is to walk it's streets.
Today we are going back into NYC & check things out in Midtown Manhattan. We will scale back on the walking so we can recuperate a bit from yesterday. Until the next update, home is in
Home is where we park it,
Frank & Mary