After realizing how long Long Island really is, and submitting to several other means of providential suggestion (one being me breaking my toe--not smart the day before you're planning to wear higher-than-normal heels), we all agreed take an afternoon chill to Sag Harbor instead of driving all the way back to NYC.
But we all really wanted to see a certain little Lady--Liberty, by name--since we'd come so far & were so close. We all agreed it was worth a delayed arrival time back home and decided it would be worth it to swing through the city and grab a ferry-view of the Statue of Liberty. And the route ended up working perfectly.
|Entering Brooklyn. As you can tell, I was having fun playing with angles.|
|Loving the wind.|
|Family photo on the Staten Island Ferry.|
|Between their heads, if you look closely, you can see the Statue.|
|We would've needed to purchase Ellis Island tickets online a few days ahead, but Staten Island Ferry is free & sufficiently satiated our hunger for one more serving of historical landmark sightings.|
|She makes the island look so small.|
|Alan catered to my craving for a NYC Asian entree, and I absolutely loved my curry chicken dish & fresh, unfiltered ginger ale from this OBAO street corner restaurant.|
|Right outside the restaurant, this rocket sculpture was our cue to blast off.|
|One last look...|
|...and they're off!|