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2009/214: Vacation, Part 4

Back to our vacation…. on Thursday, July 2, 2009 Dalia and kids met us at the hotel in the morning and we all piled into her car to head to Jersey City. We ate breakfast at Brownstone Diner, another Diner featured on Diners, Drive-ins & Dives. It was delicious, and the portions were HUGE!

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This was also the trip when Melissa discovered coffee!! But, I only let her have decaf.
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Then we made our way to the ferry to Ellis Island. It started raining on our way out of the diner, but thankfully it didn’t last long.

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After Ellis Island, we got on another Ferry to Liberty Island to see the Statue of Liberty.
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Everyone was exhausted from all the walking… except of course Sara!
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I had to stop at the gift shop on the way back to the ferry to Jersey City, and we made it to the ferry only minutes before it started pouring!! The ferry ride didn’t last nearly long enough, and we all got soaked after we got off. We waited out the rain for a little while and the sun was back out when we walked to the car.
Dalia dropped us off at the hotel and then we met up at her house for pizza and another fun night of wine and conversation. Dalia and I had some macro fun in her garden, and I will have those pictures for you tomorrow.
In the meantime, here is Dalia’s side of the story. She made it sound a lot worse than it really was 😉

9 responses

  1. doreen3boys

    Yes, your version sounds so much milder, lol!! I love the pic of Lady liberty with the plane.

    Melissa looks so grown up with her cup of coffee!!………..she always does such a great job with her hair………does she ever say she wants to do that when she grows up?

    2. August, 2009 at 09:32

  2. plainmama

    Her hair looked great that we met up too Doreen! She is really good at making it look great and natural, not done up.

    What a nice day!

    2. August, 2009 at 09:43

  3. Oh my gosh! That Statue of Liberty head with the plane is sooo awesome!!!

    2. August, 2009 at 10:00

  4. dalia

    it really was fun!! the pic of the statue with the plane is so cool!!

    2. August, 2009 at 10:02

  5. I also love the close up of lady liberty with the plane…that is an amazing shot! So glad the day was milder than D described it…lol! What a memorable trip for sure… PS- love the NY pics… makes me feel at home.

    2. August, 2009 at 10:02

  6. I loved your photo journal. My favorite photo has to be number four. Those curls! How very precious. You have some great images here. I’m glad you didn’t let the rain scare you off.

    2. August, 2009 at 14:21

  7. Thanks everyone! The Lady Leberty/plane pic is one of my favorites from the trip. #4 is a favorite, too. She is such a sweetie, I just want to sqeeze her ♥
    Doreen, Melissa wants to be an “artist” when she grows up (as in paint/draw, and get rich!)

    2. August, 2009 at 18:49

  8. Wonderful pictures, looks like a fun time!

    2. August, 2009 at 22:18

  9. Oh, that little girl! How adorable. I’m willing to bet she tires of people springing her curls, but …how could you resist?

    3. August, 2009 at 03:20

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