Today we took a 10-hour bus tour to New York City from our campground about 45 miles away from downtown NYC. We started the tour by visiting Times Square, which is a very happening place...BUSY!
We then drove to Wall Street; and we walked from there to Ground Zero, location of the former World Trade Center towers. It was a moving experience. The new Freedom Tower is rising from the WTC area, although neither of the two new buildings being constructed will rise from the precise location of the former Twin Towers. That specific area will become a National Memorial Park and museum in memory of September 11, 2001. The new buildings and memorial are scheduled to be completed in 2013.
We then drove back over to the New Jersey side of the Hudson River and took the ferry to Ellis Island and then to Liberty Island to see the Statue of Liberty. What an impressive symbol of freedom!
We hit the road again tomorrow as we head to Philadelphia and then to Washington, D.C.
Don & Sandi