From the Financial District, my sister and I hopped on a ferry to Liberty and Ellis Island. Every time I hear about the Statue of Liberty, I am reminded of how my mother and her brother missed their chance to see it. When they were in New York back in the day, my mother had caught food poisoning so the whole family canceled their plans to visit the site. Till this day, my uncle has been holding a grudge over it!
The Statue of Liberty isn’t as big as you think — it’s only 300 feet tall. The French gave it to the U.S. as a gift, and at that time, women weren’t allowed onto the grounds to see it — could you see the irony in that? The history behind immigration began to unravel as we visited a museum on Ellis Island. Being there made me realize why this place was so important to my mother and uncle — it’s about them! The Statue of Liberty is a symbol of hope and change for them, and, now, I understand why they were so anxious to see it.
Like my previous posts, I want to make another suggestion when traveling in New York. For any broadway show, excluding The Lion King and Wicked, you can actually get discounted tickets at TKTS, located in Times Square. So instead of paying the original $200 for a bad seat, you can get a front row seat for the same price!
My sister and I saw Finding Neverland featuring Matthew Morrison from Glee. It was absolutely entertaining, and I would highly suggest this production to anyone. It was so good that I caught my sister sniffling in the seat next to me!
Stay tune tomorrow for more of my travel updates!