Day three in NYC started at Junior’s “our breakfast place.”
We tried unsuccessfully to get an Uber so we hailed a cab and rode to Circle Cruise Line at Pier 42 to board our sightseeing cruise around Manhattan Island. Our ship was the Cruise Line Brooklyn. An interesting fact about this boat is that it aided in the rescue of the crew and passengers of the Miracle on the Hudson which happened at the end of the pier where the Brooklyn is docked.
When we got off the boat we hailed another taxi to take us to the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Ferry. We will dedicate a special blog for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island as they deserve a blog of their own.
After we toured Liberty Island and Ellis Island we walked around to the reflection pools at ground zero and the One World Trade Center. As we walked through ground zero where the Reflection pools are we were overwhelmed with emotion. As we walked around the pools where the Twin Towers once stood we saw the names of all the people who lost their lives that day engraved on the walls of the reflection pools. Our tears flowed as freely as the waters in both pools. We were told that the flowers and other memorials on some of the names were put their by family or friends to mark a birthday, anniversary, or other special days for their loved ones.
We toured the One World Trade Center, knowing that we would return tomorrow for the 911 Museum for which we will devote a special blog.
We exited the One World Trade Center by way of the Westfield World Trade Center Mall. That looked like something out of a James Bond Movie.
By this time we had not eaten anything since a pretzel on the boat and popcorn at Liberty Island and were very hungry. We found our way back to Times Square to have dinner at Bubba Gumps. We were seated at a window table with a view overlooking Times Square.
After another long day and lots of steps we made our way back to our home away from home, Hotel Edison.