Friday, August 28, 2015
What I Wore: To See Lady Liberty
What I Wore: Shorts (Banana Republic), Shirt (c/o Popbasic), Shoes (Old Navy), Purse (Parisien Boutique)
Things have been crazy-busy here, but I finally have a new outfit post- well, it is actually an outfit from July on our New York trip but still! At any rate, how could I have talked about going to New York and not have taken the time to see one of- if not the most iconic landmarks of all?
And the trip out to see The Statue of Liberty was actually very well run and the monument informative and uplifting! I even tried the cheesy, costs-a-quarter binoculars on the island. We made a point to go out earlier- both to (try and fail) to avoid the heat and as much of the crush as is possible in New York in the summer. Sadly, we did not order tickets in far enough advance to get to go all the way up the statue, so just contented ourselves with looking across he grounds. There were free audio guides (Pro Tip: Always get the Audio Guide. Well, unless you are going to a museum of creepy barque Jesus statues, but that's another story for another time!).
Also included in the ticket was a ferry to Ellis Island, but we didn't get off. I'm kind of wishing we did now, as it is surely fascinating no matter what, but my family all came to the New World long before Ellis Island was built (my mom's scandinavian forefathers came in the 1870s, and at least some of them through Canada and my dad's family's been on this side of the Atlantic since before the country was a country so...) and The Boy didn't know any family history further back than a great-grandfather. We found out upon our return from an aunt that his family probably did go through Ellis Island, but- oh, well! Still interesting... What about you? Do you know (or are you even interested in) your family's history? I find it fascinating to know, but dull to research (not that it stopped my family from conscripting me into the job growing up!) I'd love to hear your story!