Day 5 – New York City

As it was our last day, we thought we’d give the Big Apple the send off it deserves – a huge breakfast at the Tick Tock Diner.

With plenty of carbs, we proceeded down to the 9/11 Memorial. The last fifth of the new Freedom Tower was being topped out.

Security was no fun, especially in the heat. I have to be honest, it just didn’t feel good being there queuing up like that; the security made you feel like you were being punished almost. Though I do totally appreciate the need for a safe presence. Anyway, the memorial is very tasteful. It’s pretty, modern and is a beautiful way to remember those who lost their lives in such an awful manner.

We walked to Battery Park to board the Statten Island ferry to sail past the Statue of Liberty. It must have been truly amazing seeing her in the age of immigration, approaching from the Old World, hoping for a new life. I’m sure it was quite a stirring of feelings and emotions.

And from New York, we went on to Toronto… on yet another delayed flight!

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