Friday, February 29, 2008

Day 2...Lady Liberty!

Day two brought a harsh cold snap to NYC. Sunny, but damn cold. One look at the weather for the rest of the week and we decided to attempt to do any outdoor activities. We decided to take the ferry to the Statue of Liberty. After a VERY long line for security, we boarded the boat to Liberty Island. Rohit was gimping it, cuz he an old man and has "the gout"

One thing I wish I had pictures of was the interesting assortment of entertainers that were working the line for the ferry. First there was an African American gentleman wearing a rainbow wig and playing guitar. The most painful part of that was his attempting to get audience participation. Ouch. Next section of the line had a man playing steel drums, which is fine except he was playing TV theme songs. Mission Impossible on the steel drums. Ahhh, my life is complete. Lastly...not here is where it start to slack...was a Hispanic man signing along to a CD on a portable stereo. The song seemed sad and I wanted to belt out "Ay, ay, ay, ay, canta y no llores" which is "Sing, don't cry" in Spanish, but I held back.

Sadly, we didn't have enough time to make it to Ellis Island. I suppose it just gives us something to do next time.

We then made our way back into the city for a stop at Dylan's Candy Bar...which was at the top of Josh's list of things to do. Decked out for Easter, it was insanely expensive but very cool. There is NO way this Polack is buying Fireballs and Lemonheads for $10.99/lb. Even with a 50% off coupon, and I do love my coupons. We did buy 4 INCREDIBLE cupcakes, that we all cut up and shared over the next few days.

With our cupcakes to go, we traveled to a Mexican place that is a favorite of mine and Rohit's. By this point Josh was dragging. We made it back to the hotel to fall into a coma for the night, dreaming of decadent cupcakes.


Jennifer said...

Awesome, awesome pictures woman!!!! Can't wait to see day 3! ;)

robinbird said...

i want that guacamole! the liberty shots are awesome! the one with the 2 of you in front of the flame and the scary mask one too :0

please do come and visit me. i am feeling neglected :(

Rosa said...

I never knew Dylan's had cupcakes! I would have been there in a NY minute! I just found out my last trip up that Dylan is actually Ralph Lauren's daughter! How fun is that?