I've done a lot of the things people normally do when they go to the city to visit - Times Square, Central Park, Broadway shows, Empire State Building, the Rockettes, Macy's, etc. so I wanted to do the slightly more out of the way things this time: Battery Park (to see Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty in the daytime) and Ground Zero. Our hotel was pretty close to both of these things and since we had a LONG drive back home, we started out early.
We had breakfast in Battery Park. It was windy but a great morning for walking around the city. I was so glad we didn't have rain Sunday, too!
We took obligatory pictures with the Statue of Liberty over our shoulders.
It's been almost ten years since 9/11 and the site still seems somber. I'm glad to see things are moving forward in that area. The second picture below is of the progress made so far on One World Trade Center, the first of the buildings going up on the WTC site.
After all that, we headed back to the hotel to check out and then hit the road home. Apart from some minor car complications on the NJ turnpike, it was pretty smooth sailing :)