Sunday, May 20, 2012

New York City and Beyond

Monday: We drove to Freehold, New Jersey. We visited Hopwell Furnace National Historic Site, an iron furnace that was built in late colonial times. Such a difference from  the Sloss iron works we visited earlier that was built around the 1930’s.

Tuesday: Our first day in New York City. We went to the temple, and started learning about their subway system. We’re staying in the best place to see New York if you have an RV or tent: Liberty Harbor RV Park & Marina in Jersey City, New Jersey. The ferry to Manhattan is 100 yards from our RV, and the Red Line #1 subway is only a couple of blocks from the dock on the other side. Besides, we can see the Statue of Liberty from here.

Wednesday: We went to Times Square, and Rockefeller Center where we went to the Top of the Rock and had a marvelous view of the entire city. We took in the play Anything Goes. It was nothing like I’ve ever seen before. In Times Square, they have a TKTS kiosk where they sell left-over tickets at up to 50% off for the same day. While Dan was looking to see what was available, he heard someone call his name. It turned out to be some dear friends from Poway, Dave and Susan Clark. He was once our bishop, then stake president. We went to the same play because they didn’t have any tickets for our first two choices. We also sat in Bryant Park for about an hour and watched jugglers and acrobats. It was nice to take a break.

Thursday: Our last day in New York. We started the morning by walking from the ferry stop to the 911 memorial. It brought me to tears. I couldn’t help but remember where I was that day. Those feelings all came back. After that, we walked through Battery Park on our way to the ferry to the Statue of Liberty. The museum is closed, but we still walked around it. She is bigger than I imagined. What an emotional day! We also saw Ellis Island, but didn’t stop there. My American ancestors came in the 1600’s for the most part, and Dan’s came from Mexico. It would be interesting, but we don’t have time for everything. Lastly, we took the subway to Greenwich Village.

Friday: Connecticut. We spent some time wandering around Mystic Harbor. They have an old draw bridge and early 1800 houses to look at too. It was a fascinating place to visit.

Saturday:  Rhode Island! We had a nice quiet day at Judith Point watching the Atlantic waves roll in. After that we walked to Worden Pond next to our camp ground.

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