Thursday, 12 March 2009


Haha! Today has been a very good touristy day. This time the sky was clear and blue (though very very cold) and we managed to get the ferry to Liberty Island (many touristy pictures have been taken and I will figure out how to put them up tomorrow) and Ellis Island where I completely failed to look up my ancestors that went through there. After that we walked around the ferry area and managed to find the entrance to Brooklyn Bridge and then walked all the way along to Brooklyn, but then took the subway straight to Canal Street and walked to Bleecker Street (my new favourite street) where Pecan pie was consumed in an arty cafe right across the road from the house where Louisa May Alcott (author of Little Women) lived for a bit. Awesome.

Tomorrow I think we go to Coney Island and then do the shopping for things we promised we would do at the beginning and haven't done. Such as a spice rack for Cassy's mother.... so it goes.


  1. Your great-grandmother came through Ellis Island and declared out loud:"I am not an alien" and walked through, getting a stamp as resident......
    Ask Grandma about the whole and correct story!
    Love Mum

  2. Followed you on Google Maps :-)

  3. Nam Bam! Sounds like fun, not as fun as dancing in the wings for Ruddigore, of course, but fun :P

    Pecan pie... shame about the pecans, really!

    Love you!
    Rachel xxxxxxxx