Anyway, here's my account of our trip together:
We left Saturday April 24 from Burbank, directly to JFK on JetBlue (yay individual tv's!)
We took a cab from the airport, through a tunnel:
and saw the tall skyscrapers of Manhattan:
Sunday we headed to Liberty Island to see the Statue of Liberty.
Here's a shot of me on the mainland before we took the ferry over.
A shot of each of us in front of Lady Liberty. Did you know she's made completely out of copper, as thin as 2 pennies thick?
This is the original flame from the Lady. It was removed during the renovation of the 80's because the glass had been leaking over the previous 100 years and made the copper shell begin to erode.
Currently you can only climb to the top of the pedestal that supports the Statue of Liberty. This is a shot of the shadow from the top of the pedestal.
The 160 stairs that lead to the very top of the Statue. They've been closed since 2001 to visitors.
Me from the pedestal and the NY Skyline in the background.
After the statue, we stopped at the world trade center site which is under construction. Memorial across the street, and a shot of the construction site.
Monday we did the Empire State Building. I'll spare you all the shots of the island. Here's a shot up at the steeple and of me at the top.
And saw the NY Public Library. Recognize it from Ghostbusters?
A shot from the inside:
Just a few blocks up, we stopped at Times Square.
Me in front of FAO Schwartz of "Big" fame.