The Tuesday of our NYC trip we had tickets booked for the ferry that takes you to The Statue of Liberty and then to Ellis Island. Unfortunately, there was a snowstorm forecasted for Tuesday. So, naturally, we put on more layers, and went anyway. A little snow doesn’t hurt anyone. Besides, the worst of the storm wasn’t supposed to hit until later in the afternoon. The ferry ride was kind of cold, and we couldn’t see the skyline of the city, but we did see the statue itself. And we got to climb up nearly 200 steps inside the pedestal. Because of the weather we couldn’t go out onto the walkway, but we did wander through the museum and found out how they built it, which was quite interesting.
Ellis Island was really good, too. They are still doing repair work from Hurricane Sandy on it, so there was only one main building open, the building where all the new immigrants used to make their way through before being admitted onto the mainland. By the time we got back to the mainland on the ferry, it was actually snowing harder. We were going to go to the 9/11 Memorial, but when we got to the visitor centre, they told us it had closed already due to the weather. So we went to Starbucks to warm up, wandered around souvenir stores for a while and went out for supper at a really nice Italian place near our hotel instead.