a few saturday’s ago, josh’s parents came to visit and we decided to play tourist and go visit the statue of liberty! we’d never been and eleanor has quite the fascination with her these days so off we went! the morning proved to be an interesting one. several trains were not running and several others seemed to be running express to brooklyn and skipping several stops in the process. since josh’s parents were staying in a hotel near columbus circle, we planned to just meet them by the ferry rather than go down together but you know, despite trying to figure it all out, half of us still ended up in brooklyn. oh, the subway on a weekend. gotta love it.
once we did finally find each other and head towards the ferry, we had a great time. i love seeing manhattan from the water and that statue of liberty is something else (although a lot shorter and stalkier than i imagined her to be up close? i just always thought she was larger. she’s still a looker though!)
^^^and onto the boat we go!^^^
^^^not a bad view.^^^
^^^the line waiting to get back on the ferry looked about 2 hours long (you can kind of see it start on the far left frame of this photo and end somewhere behind eleanor’s head.) since we couldn’t go up the statue and could only walk around the grounds anyway, we figured we’d just stay on the ferry once it arrived and dodge the line to get back on it. so we stayed on the ferry once it arrived and waved to lady liberty as we rode back to manhattan. i feel like we most definitely avoided a probable meltdown (of mama most likely) by skipping out on that crazy tourist line so i was happy. call us lazy tourists but it worked for us.^^^
^^^what trying to get a decent family photo looks like these days. this will have to do. but bless that boy samson though for always finding the camera and being camera ready. ;) ^^^