Sunday, December 18, 2011

liberty and ellis island

i have been trying to go to liberty and ellis island for years. we have had many guests visit and amazingly no one has wanted to take the quick ferry over...until now. pete, kristen, rob, and i headed out this brisk and sunny saturday to 'enjoy the grounds' at liberty island. notice the view of lower manhattan below. the freedom tower (tallest building) is nearly complete!

i really enjoyed ellis island, especially all the photographs of immigrants arriving and living in nyc. we spent more time there than i anticipated and rob was able to look on the manifest for his great grandfather who arrived on ellis island as a solo traveler as a teenager! we aren't sure we found the correct document but it was exciting none-the-less.  

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