Day 211 - Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty

#4 - Go to “Top 10 Tourist Attractions in NYC” ( now 3 of 10) - Sorry for the delay in posting this. A week before Thanksgiving, Kelly and I took a day trip to check out Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. I am embarrased to say it was my first time...but I guess it is one of those things that when something "touristy" is right in your back yard you are much less likely to go see it, which was the main reason for adding it on the list : )

We had a blast! You unfortunately need to make a reservation MONTHS in advance to climb 354 steps (22 stories) to reach the Statue's crown, but we were able to climb to the top of the pedestal (just below her feet, 151 feet off the ground).


There are seven rays on her crown, one for each of the seven continents, each measuring up to 9 feet in length and weighing as much as 150 pounds. Ellis Island was once simply a sandy island that barely rose above the high tide mark that served as a hanging site for pirates in the 1760. (And when I say "hanging" I mean the death by noose definition, not "to spend one's free time in a certain place". It was a death spot, not a pirate chill spot.)

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