I Chronicles 29:11 "Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty:for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all."

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Lady Liberty In All Her Glory

Today we took a little trip to visit Lady Liberty. Wow, what a wonderful day we had! Imagine walking countless city blocks, waiting in line literally for HOURS with three small children, and only having them complain maybe two times. God is so good!!

We decided to take this trip today because we want to teach our kids about America. Mmmm-hhmm. Something like that. It has nothing to do with complete boredom inside a house for two weeks. Oh no, we are just FULL OF PATRIOTISM!!

So, we walked to the station, then took the train (aka subway) to Battery Park. This is the place you are supposedly able to buy tickets for the ferry. However, there must be a group of people who work for the city that don't want just anyone having tickets, so they hide them in a little round brick building that is unmarked. Hmm.

Once we stealthily made our way into the ticket line and waited about 40 minutes, we were than faced with the ferry boat line. It only wrapped around sixteen city blocks or so, and the Policeman assured us we would make it onto the 1:35 ferry.

My watch at that point said 12:20. I respectfully thought he must have been in the sun too long.

But don't you worry about us standing in line so long. There were plenty of things to keep us entertained like:

Petting a Police Horse

Weird Statue People

*This photo is totally contraband.*
They make it so you can't look away, then CHARGE YOU TO TAKE THEIR PICTURE!!
Needless to say I didn't pay them. Hence the contraband-ish-ness.

Moving on...

Jammin' Trumpet Guy

Steel Drum Guy

Silver Willie Wonka Guy

Pretty Pink Dress Lady

Drum Banging Guy

And the cool Korean War Memorial


Once we made it to Liberty Island, it was totally awesome, and worth the wait. With all those things to keep us *ahem* entertained *ahem*, the line took no time at all. Really.

One of the first sights to greet us was
The American Flag!!


Then Lady Liberty herself.




I didn't want to say anything, but Lady Liberty has got herself some BIG FEET. Those sandals must be, what, EEE wide?

I'm just sayin'.

Of course my Princesses and the Prince couldn't resist a prank picture of them trying to climb up the base of the Statue.

That's them itsy bitsy at the bottom of the picture.

Proof that the Prince has NYC in the palm of his hand. And apparently it is a heavy, taxing job. Well, I assume that from his expression. Either that or he is fed up with me and my SUPER COOL TRICK PHOTOGRAPHY.


On the other side of the island from where THE STATUE is, they have quite a collection of little figures from other countries. And me, being SO interested in history, only took a picture of this one, assuming he is the man responsible for designing the STATUE OF LIBERTY, and not really having read any of the included plaque.


And I am also going out on a limb here and assuming this is not a life-size figure.

After all the posing, and interesting figures, and trick photography, we had worked up quite an appetite. So we headed to the Crown Cafe. Original name, I know. And this was my lunch:

It was a crab cake sandwich, with fries. And an itty bitty cup of cole slaw. Because cole slaw will spoil easy in the sun. Yeah, that must be why it's itty bitty.

And I love the phrase on Cinderella's juice.

I CAN'T MAKE THIS STUFF UP!!

As our children were finishing up their french fries, and the Prince and I were drinking the dregs from our shared Coke, we noticed the ferry coming back from the mainland. And we decided we better get in line before it wrapped around, you know, the island.


That's all for our trip to Lady Liberty. Hope you enjoyed it. You may release your seat belts, and exit in an orderly fashion. Oh, and you owe me $15.00 for looking at my picture of the Weird Statue Person. I know you looked.

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