Today was our sightseeing day which turned out to be quite rainy. However, we still had a lot of fun and did visited some awesome places.
The morning started with a trip to Tinsel Trading. It was an incredible shop! I ended up buying a book and a few spools of metallic thread. I could have spent quite a while there. We also went to the Post Office. I didn’t take a picture because it was so rainy, but it was huge!
After Tinsel Trading and the Post Office, we took the trek down to the Statue of Liberty. It ended up being nearly and all day thing, but it was worth the visit. It seems so small compared to the rest of New York, but when you are up next to it, it’s anything but small. We took the ferry to the base of the statue and then went over to Ellis Island.
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from Ellis Island, but I was very impressed. The building has been very well restored and had a lot of interesting information about the immigrants that came through and what went on in the building. One of my favorite parts was the piles of old trunks and luggage they had stacked up.
After our visit to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, we went back uptown to try and get Wicked tickets for the third time. Unfortunately we didn’t “win” so we decided to go back across the city to the Brooklyn Museum. As would be expected, Annette and I cruised through quite quickly, while still enjoying the art that was there. They had a lot of work by Norman Rockwell as well as “The Dinner Party” by Judy Chicago.
Following our trip to the Brooklyn Museum, we met up with a few people from our group at a blues cafe for live blues music. It was awesome! I took some videos, but I haven’t had time to make them web quality yet. Once I do I’ll post them. I anticipated that the music would be good, but I have to say that was a great way to spend my last evening in New York.