Travel: Banking, Boating & The Statue Of Liberty


Today we headed downtown to Wall St, starting our day with breakfast at Leo's Bagels. It was highly recommended on Google for Breakfasts in New York and with a hankering for something savoury, ticked all our breakfast boxes. With our walking shoes on and bellies needing feeding we ordered up two egg omelette bagels to kick start our day!

After our bagels (Massive, tasty but not the best customer service or welcome) we wandered towards the 9/11 tribute museum, up through Wall St and the financial district. We stopped to snap a few pictures of George Washington and the trading hub that is the New York Stock Exchange. 

We arrived at Ground Zero at about 11am, I've been before so I knew what to expect, but Adam hadn't been before. It's a truly heart wrenching moment, looking around at the sheer size of the area and the names of those who lost their life that day in 2001 carved into the memorial fountain.

For me personally, I couldn't and wouldn't take photos, out of respect and I felt the same way about the museum. We spent over 3 and a half hours in the museum (Which I hadn't been to before) looking and learning about the events of the day and those who died. It's a must see. It's hard and emotional but you can't not do it.

The museum is done so well, so respectfully.

After the museum, we needed a pick me up. So we got out in the sunshine, celebrated national coffee day with Dunkin' Donuts and headed towards Pier 16 for a boat cruise.

It was late afternoon on our 'Boat tour' that ended up being on a New York Water Taxi! Despite the choppy waters and squeaky seats, we got some great view of the city, the financial district and of course, The Statue Of Liberty!

We had a great tour guide on the boat tour, who even captured a few photos of Adam and I, it was all going great until she shouted 'Kiss, Kiss, Kiss!' then the rest of the boat started to join in!  Safe to say we have some awkward couple kissing photos that will never make it to the internet!

After the boat tour, we went to Midtown Comics, downtown store, which is super amazing, but I didn't take any photos as I'm not sure I was allowed to (Really regret not asking, that place is amazing!) and then we stumbled across this Veggie Thai food place called Bennie's that was beyond tasty. I even liked their Tofu, so it must have been good because usually I hate tofu!

It was a great ending to a day jam packed full of learning, walking and exploring both indoors and out!

Speak soon,

Clo :)

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