Jason and I went to New York from April 22-26. We took around 2,000 photos. Yeah, that’s a lot. In order for me to tell the New York stories without completely losing my mind and being tonally overwhelmed, I’m going to break them up into small, bite-sized chunks. It might take a week, it might take a month. Probably closer to the latter. But I’m fine with that. You can see more of our New York adventures here.
Okay so here’s the thing. I get seasick. Even on big ole ferries, which move at a snail’s pace. Did anyone see that episode of the Mindy Project where the guy gets sick on the Staten Island Ferry? Yeah that’s me. So the best thing for me to do on any boat is to grab hold of the nearest immovable object and pray.
Jason, on the other hand, super loves boats. Any shape or size, he wants to be on them. So he ran around snapping pictures, which is wonderful because I spent most of the ride with my eyes closed.
We didn’t get any pictures of the inside of the ferry terminal building. It had little shops and kiosks. We stopped to get drinks and I was excited to see they had Jamaican patties! Although, apparently up north, they’re called “meat patties”.
We got food and were herded into a huge lobby to wait for the next boat. It was kind of like when you’re at Disney and you mistakenly go in for a ride, but the “ride” just turns out to be you walking from room to room in a huge crowd of people and watching things on screens. Only this was less lame, and there was a point to it all. And people weren’t as rude. So actually not like that at all.
We boarded, and you could tell who were the tourists and who had to ride the ferry regularly, to get to work and whatnot. We tourists rushed outside to jostle for the best view. I found a seat and closed my eyes and pretended to be somewhere else.
Jason did a fantastic job taking pictures! He took about a bajillion of them, so here are a few highlights.
Look at her! With the sun shining down through the clouds! Pretty freakin awesome!
When we made our lists of things we wanted to do in New York, my main one was to see the Statue of Liberty. Unfortunately, due to damage from Hurricane Sandy, she’s closed until the 4th of July for repairs.
Though I wasn’t feeling too hot during the ferry ride, it was amazing to see something in person that’s so iconic, and that has so much significance to millions of people. Even seeing her from far away, it was still pretty fantastic. One of those “Yay America!” moments. And I’m so very grateful I got to experience that with my favorite person.