My sweetie was disappointed that we didn't get to see the Statue of Liberty yesterday when we went to the Yankees game. So today after we went to church and had breakfast with Twiz's family, we drove to Philadelphia to put Grandpa on a plane for Utah, and then we drove to Liberty Park.
It took us an extra hour or so to make the detour, and we saw the Statue from the New Jersey side, but it was worth the effort. The sailboats on Hudson Bay were beautiful and the skies were blue and the sun was shining. My sweetie even joked about walking into downtown Manhatten, but obviously it was too far so we just had to enjoy the skyline.
We walked to the end of the pathway until the road turned toward Ellis Island and then we retraced our steps and climbed back in the car. We still had several hours before we would get to Connecticut and our last hotel room of the trip. Since we are flying out from Boston tomorrow, we thought it would be good to break up the drive a little.
Anyway, we plugged the address for the hotel into the GPS and blindly followed its directions. It wasn't long before we found ourselves in the craziness of the lines for the Holland Tunnel with little opportunity to escape. We were on our way to downtown Manhatten, like it or not.
Our little detour took us an extra hour and a half. There were thousands of people milling about from the Gay Pride parade that had just ended. I have never seen so many police officers in my entire life!
We finally got through the insanity and ended up on the open road. By 9:00 we decided we had to stop for dinner, so we pulled off and happened upon the Blue Colony diner. The food was delicious and we could have easily shared a meal with the amount that was served. They also had an absolutely amazing bakery and we each chose a dessert to go.
We are finally in our room now and I decided to sneak a taste of my baklava... yeah, it's pretty much gone. If you ever get to Sandy Hook in Connecticut, it's right off Exit 10. Bring me some baklava, would you?