So it may appear that we try to go to New York every chance we get. And that is only partially maybe mostly true, lol. This time we had good intentions. I mean you go gotta for the blog, right?
Well, we headed up to Long Island Tech conference but got a little lost and with traffic we got there with 30 minutes left. But we forgot about the New York Minute which apparently is 7 seconds (according to Sex and the City). So needless to say, everyone had packed up and was leaving by the time we got there.
Well with the sun setting might as well have a quick photoshoot!
With a good 7 hours left in babysitting time, and being 3 hrs away from home, we decided to maximize our New York experience with something I haven’t done since 2 days before 9/11. Take a little cruise around Manhattan!
Unlike Baltimore, in which everything is no more than 20 min away, from Long Island to downtown Manhattan at 5pm is about an hour.
Which means the cruise gotta be limited. Don’t worry its New York there’s something for everyone.
We googled Circle Line, the classic one, but it was too long so we went to handy dandy Viator and LonelyPlanet.com and found the NY taxi. Yeah, I’m totally okay with a quick night Liberty cruise in 70 degree weather on a yacht for the same price as a Circle Line cruise!
So we amazingly found a parking spot, Pier 16, South Seaport… this is totally meant to be!
We quickly bought our tickets…
…and although only 30 minutes before the cruise, Hubs is hungry. Never to fear, New York is known for fantastic food where you least expect it like, El Luchador.
Um, we highly highly recommend, truly great Mexican food with a “So-Cal flair.”
We took our food to go…
…and rushed back across the street to board the Zephr! The travel guide was utterly hilarious, totally making history fun.
As we went under the amazing bridges like Brooklyn and Manhattan & traveled down the East River, one couldn’t help but to be in amazement of how the skyline has changed and just all of the people that constructed these buildings we take for granted.
With the recent historic political change,
Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty architecture is not as significant as the meaning behind it.
Just think between 1892 and early 1920s, over 12 millions immigrants came to this country. Immigrants built this country on their backs, to be apart of something greater. Nowadays the hope associated with immigration has turned into fear and uncertainty (Okay off my soapbox!)
I’ve never seen the Statue of Liberty up close, at night. At first, everyone was feverishly taking pics, then people from all walks of life on the cruise, sorta stopped and stared. Although her tablet is the date of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the bronze plaque next to her is Lazarus’ poem “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…” Just Awe-inspiring. Liberty and Justice for all not some…all. (Okay I promise no more emotional talk 🙂
As you can tell, this Cruise is not only a fantastic last minute or actually planned date option; it offers so much more!
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