Today we take a trip to the edge of the pier where we will board the Zephyr for a tour of the city along the banks of the river, and right to the feet of Lady Liberty herself. For some reason I thought the water in the skyline images of New York City was the ocean, but no, it's the great Hudson river. Join me, why don't you?
A very typical pretzel stand - a common sight on the streets of New York. This is by the entrance of Madison Square Park.
|These parks are beautiful. A pity that we didn't get to walk through them.|
A peek down one of the streets in Little Italy.
|You have three guesses... YES! Chinatown!|
|We're on our way to the pier - Cannon's Walk. I loved the cobblestone.|
This picture is from the opposite side of Cannon's Walk. I loved how they did this pedestrian crossing with railway sleepers.
|Pier 17, NYC.|
I like the masts. I wonder what it looks like when sails are hanging down. It puts things in a bit of perspective when you see it up close and personal.
|More boats in the harbor.|
In this store it is Christmas a-l-l y-e-a-r l-o-n-g.
We had only about half an hour to grab a quick something to eat but the food court had quite a few options to choose from. It had to be quite quick, very yummy and have 'New York' written all over it! That's not a tall order, is it?
I liked this concept, and the cook was quite the sport, giving me a quick super hero pose. Tan-ta-daaaa! (Unfortunately we didn't have enough time.)
I wouldn't sit down here - that little golden cat is a little eerie. Besides, we had to eat quickly or miss the boat.
We decided on Nathan's Hot Dogs. Those chips (fries) were the BEST ones that I've ever had in the United States!! (Not quite as good as mine, but I didn't let a single one go to waste!)
We almost did miss the boat, but thankfully we didn't! Wheeeeeeuw! We wouldn't want to disappoint Lady Liberty - no way! So in the next post we set sail to snap away like a bunch of shameless, curious tourists. You don't want to miss it!