Two boats, two weekends in a row! Sam was in little boy heaven.
First, Laura and Stephen joined us for a ferry ride from Liberty State Park to Ellis Island and Liberty Island. I still can’t believe that we live just 30 minutes from this view!
We packed a picnic lunch and hit up the playground after. I don’t think the kids realized how special it was to run around in the shadow of the Freedom Tower.
Our stop on Ellis Island was cut short due to two tired kiddos, only one of which was able to fall asleep in the stroller. Definitely worth a trip back to do some digging into our family histories.
As we made the turn past Ellis Island, Lady Liberty came into view. And I was way more in awe than I expected to be.
We would have loved to climb to the top of the crown. But who knew tickets would be booked through November! Sam didn’t mind, though. We took about a dozen pictures of him smiling and holding his pretend torch.
We ended the afternoon with races through Liberty State Park.
The following weekend we drove south on 95 to join my extended family for a cruise along the Potomac River in celebration of my Great Uncle Roy’s 90th birthday.
Fantastic views of the monuments. Sunshine. Delicious brunch. Quality family time. Birthday cake. And bottomless mimosas. My kind of Sunday.