Wednesday, September 10

My Week as a New York City Tourist

For the past week and a half, my husband and I have been taking in the sites of New York City as from the eyes of tourists. Yes, you may remember that my husband started work recently, which began with six weeks of training. Well, the short story is that the training program coordinators allowed him to skip part of the training because he didn't need it. Four out of one hundred trainees skipped this part of training. Anyway, I'm bragging and digressing . . .

First Tourist Stop: The U.S. Open on Long Island. We visited on a fabulous day. The weather was great, and the matches were spectacular.
Welcome to the U.S. Open!
A wide angle view from the top of the stands.

View back toward Manhattan from the top of the stands. Hoboken is
on the other side of Manhattan, which made for a lengthy train ride.

Second Tourist Stop: Ellis Island. Ellis Island was the first stop for all immigrants who came to the United States between 1900-1925. It was fascinating to learn about our ancestors' first steps on American soil.

The view from Ellis Island to our next stop - The Statue of Liberty

Third Tourist Stop: The Statue of Liberty.


Beautiful. American. Freedom.


Fourth Stop: The Letterman Show. We sat in the front row at the Letterman Show today and saw Senator Obama and Lebron James. Seriously, it was fantastic. I got in the spirit of television and acting, constructing myself completely bi-partisan. I think I was made, though, when I was the only one cheering and clapping when he asked the crowd how they felt about Sarah Palin.


We weren't supposed to take pictures inside the theater, so this is a shot I took from my camera phone right before a security guy came and threatened to take the battery out of my phone.

Tourist or not, though, there is no label for anyone here in New York, or elsewhere in this nation, other than American when it comes to September 11. I never saw the skyline before I moved here.
Here is a picture someone else took of the skyline with the twin towers.

Here is the picture I took last week.

God, bless America. .


We have never needed it more.




Lisa said...

Well, bless your heart, cheering for Sarah, someone had to...wink. You know I love you, Minders!

I am so glad to hear that you and Chris are having the chance to get out together and experience the city. Bravo to him for the free pass!

Robin said...

Yay! It's always fun to be a tourist in NY. Or at least see NY thru a tourist's eyes since I haven't done those things since I moved to NJ in the early 80s. Glad you are taking advantage of The City!

Mariss said...

It was great seeing all of that through your eyes. I'm glad that you and Chris get to spend some time together, and adjust to your new life there. The photos are great, you're really improving!

We miss you and think of you often!