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June 26, 2005

Vacation Roundup

Back from vacation. Had a great time.
More than ever I am reminded of the saying "NY is a wonderful place to visit but I wouldn't want to live there." I wouldn't.
I did for most of my life and that is more than enough for me.

Let's see if I can boil the trip down.
Plane in, saw the movie Robots, not bad.

Saturday: Ellis Island, WTC, Dinner, Empire State at night.
Ellis Island was interesting but took forever. We got downtown by noon but didn't get to the island until after 2. There is a line to buy tickets and then there is another hour line just to get through security where they were more strict than the airlines screeners.
There were a lot of people going to liberty (even through you cannot go up to the crown anymore) and ellis.

We finally got back to Battery park after 6 and walked up to check on the WTC site. The good news is that there were a lot of other people there checking it out. the bad news is that there has not been a whole lot of action since the last time I looked 2 years ago, that sucks.

As we were on the ferry I heard some people looking back at the island showing others where the trade center towers would have been in th skyline. The fact that there is no construction going on at this site yet is to my mind a disaster of major proportions.

Had dinner at the wonderfully expensive Palm which my sibling (bless her heart) picked up the tab for.

After dinner we walked down to the Empire State and had to wait an hour until we got through to the 85 floor. Mostly the wait was security again. Everything in NY has security now.

I had never seen the city from the ESB at night and to me it was worth the wait.
Pictures later, if the came out.

More on vacation later.

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