Over the 4th I went visited a friend, Kendall, who I studied abroad with in Ghana in the fall of 2007. I flew into NC and we drove to DC and to NYC. It was a crazy couple of days, but it was so nice to see a great friend again.
The Big Apple...
Grace (seen in a photo with me in Time Square) bought Kendall and I 2nd row seats for the Phantom of the Opera. I was amazing! I could see the sweat on their brows! Thank you so much for that wonderful gift Grace!
Times Square...Such a CrAzY PlAcE!!!
Kendall looking around TS.
I love all the colors and all the different people.
Kendall and I
Grace and I. We stayed with Grace at her families home. She is such an amazing girl and was such a blessing! Thank you Grace for showing me such a wonderful time in NYC.
The NYPD blocked off the streets leading to the bridge where we needed to go to see the fireworks. They were trying to mainstream the crowds. So, we thought we would sneak through a parking lot. Well, it had a fence. We decided to crawl through the fence. We were one of the first through. Then a mob built. The NYPD came. We left.
NY City Fireworks.
The fireworks were even better because they were reflected on the buildings! It was like we were surrounded with fireworks.
I kept thinking how mighty she looks!
Shoes worn by a child in Ellis Island.
This was one the first views of Lady Liberty that I had. She is something to behold!
Did you know that she is only two pennies think?
The Great Hall of Ellis Island. This room holds so much history. Truly the historical Welcome Center for the US.
I am so proud to be a US American.
Photo taken of a window ark in the Great Hall in Ellis Island.
As I walked through Ellis Island I couldn't help but think of how many people have walked on these tiled floors. How each of them had a story. Each of them had so many dreams.
Let's just say...it was a crazy busy and super fun trip!