Melanie and I decided we would be the ultimate tourists and spend some time doing a couple of things you are supposed to do in New York but somehow I've never gotten around to doing. We took the subway (gasp!) to Battery Park and then hopped on the ferry to go tour the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. At first we planned on getting off the ferry at both stops but then we learned that because we didn't have advanced reservations, we couldn't actually go inside the Statue of Liberty, just merely view it from outside. Well, since I had already captured my pictures from aboard the ferry, I saw no reason to spend more time looking at it up close. What else is the point of going besides photo ops??? None that I can think of. Besides, it had started to snow and it was freezing. So not my thing.
So we continued on to Ellis Island and spent some time there because it's kind of like an interactive museum. It was interesting for about 45 min. and then I was over it.
That night we got all dolled up to go to the SI party. I won't bore you with the 1000's of pictures that we took of ourselves-- and believe me, there were probably that many--but I will give you the requisite self portraits that I am famous for and this great picture I forced myself to take in front of this SI mural that was begging me to take my picture in front of it. The party itself was fun but the ratio of men to women was out of control. It was AT LEAST 10 to 1. Normally, you might think those would be good odds for women but it really wasn't. It was almost like a meat market and the fact that the majority of females were models probably didn't help the situation.
The next day was pre-planned as a shopping day but the weather was not cooperating and it was raining and miserable and I simply could not force myself into the shopping mood. It was probably for the best anyway. We did make sure we ate pizza though because a trip to New York without pizza is against the law. I cannot put my finger on why the pizza out there is so yummy, but it is.