We were able to see the Statue of Liberty from afar.
(I didn't have a zoom lens.)
The ferry to Ellis Island was right there so we decided to walk over to see how long of a ride it was. The thought being that we could just ride the ferry over for a closer look at American history and return immediately. Well, the line was outrageously long. We discovered after the fact that it was the 125th anniversary, which explains the enormous line. We will need to plan better for next time. (Hopefully, there will be a next time.)
It was bitterly cold outside and I was ill prepared for the weather. We didn't have a map (poor planning) so we walked back towards our hotel and then down Wall Street.
I'm like a little old lady now and can't stand to be outside in the cold, especially not without proper clothing, so to end my complaining, we returned to the hotel to fetch our bags and check out. Our drive home took less than four hours and was uneventful.
Until next time, New York.....