On our last day in New York, after taking the express elevators up 102 floors to see the incredible views of Manhattan and the surrounding area from the tallest building in the United States at One World Trade Center, we decided to casually approach the rest of the day, too.
Since we were a stones throw from the Staten Island Ferry, we crossed over to St. George so we could glean a better view of Lady Liberty than what we previously caught from shore.
She’s magnificent. Though Maisie’s favorite parts of the trip were heading to the Central Park Zoo and the toy store, one of the most special things to us was her getting to see two glorious, meaningful statues of both the “Fearless Girl” staring down the NYSE and the Statue of Liberty, two female representations of responsibility and equanimity.
After getting back to land, we also decided to grab a bite at one of the oldest buildings in Manhattan, Fraunces Tavern, which is where George Washington gave his farewell address to his officers at the close of the Revolutionary War and which at one time also held several headquarters to some of the earliest departments of our federal government when New York was still our first Capital.
This morning we hopped in an Uber, hopped in a plane, hopped in a car, then hopped back into @ in a smooth, yet very long travel day.
Huge thanks to The Grissoms for making sure @ was safe and sound while we were crossing coasts and to Maisie’s Uncle Brandon, Grandma and Papa for giving Trixie dawg a happy home and warm bed while we were away.
It’s good to be back home. ❤️🚌🌃