Published: May 13th 2012May 13th 2012
Statue of Liberty up close
It's such a big statue. Over one third of American's can trace their ancestory back to Ellis Island which is just next door.
We were back on the bus tours again, except with a different tour guide this time, whose name was Sean. He took us to see the 911 Memorial. The waterfalls sits where the twin towers once stood and they're huge. There were too many names in the memorial. We saw a tree which oddly enough survived the attack, of course it had the old top part of it blown off, but it started to re-sprouted so now you can see a line where the old part is and the new part.
In New York they have so many taxis including water taxis - which are boats. We caught one of those and on the way to catch the boat we saw a navy aircraft carrier which was pretty cool. The water taxis took us out near the Statue of Liberty where we could actually see her and she's extremely large and has a tablet saying July 4, which is the day of independence for America.
A couple of hours later a few of the Australians from our group caught the train to Yankee Stadium and we watched the Yankees play the Rays. The Rays beat the Yankees
This ship on the Hudson River and airplanes parked on it!
and we saw an into the grandstand home run.
Today we went to the 911 memorial where the Twin Towers fell. After that we went on a water taxi and we went around the statue of liberty and stopped on the other side of New York. After that we took the bus back to a hotel and then got a train to the baseball game where we saw the Rays vs the New York Yankees. The Rays won 4 to 1 and they got all of their runs in the last innings.
There are more photos below