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Jets week In NYC ; M.M. visits The Statue of Liberty

Why hold back ??? The Wifey is sleeping soundly ( complete with occasional snore ) after a long 1st day. So here we go.

The Statue of Liberty has been on my radar for a long time now. So with us having ample time to see & do several things, she was a priority and our 1st stop. I was going there 1st regardless of the weather which called for showers but turned out to be a beautiful sunny morning. We left from Liberty State Park in NJ, which is great urban green space that boasts 100+ acres that was once a major rail yard 50 years. Interesting to see the before & after pictures.

I failed to mention that M.M. talked his buddy into joining him,..........

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Needless to say, they were both pretty excited as it was their 1st boat ride. And the views,....amazing ! NYC's skyline,......massive !!!

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Once on the island one learns about creator/sculptor Bartholdi who needed Eiffel ( builder of the tower that bears his name) to design and build the frame, & Pulitzer who mobilized fundraising for the pedestal for the statue to sit upon. it was truly amazing to here all the stories and to final see her up close & personal.

She's our Lady Liberty, a symbol of freedom.

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Yeah,....I should have cropped my hand out,....but I'm tired,....and lazy right about now.

Inside the gift shop we got to meet Mr Bartholdi. A thick french accent speaking perfect english yet never blinking his eyes,....weird.

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She was made in America, while I'm sure he was not. However, since M.M. has been hanging with me he has seen a fair amount of this great country of ours. And sat on Morgan Freeman's shoulder,.....

Only in NYC,....

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Day one is a wrap after finishing off the evening by taking in a Broadway show.

Just one more thing,.......jets SUCK !!!

OFF4L

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