Before I went to Knitty City, a wonderful yarn shop in Manhattan's Upper West Side, I rode the ferry (our was called "Miss New Jersey") to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty National Monument. I thought the ferry boat ride was a little wobbly at first, but then I got used to it and really enjoyed the beautiful views of the city from the water.
Here you see Ellis Island between New York and New Jersey. My great-great-grandfather came to the United States by boat and went through Ellis Island on his way to this "new land." I could have spent all day there... but we went on the the Statue of Liberty, which was beautiful. It is the biggest statue I have ever seen, and she looked so regal holding her torch over the city.
It was Mother's first time there, and she was very happy to see it!
Next up... Knitty City!