We got there just in time to make it into the next tour of Ground Zero. You have to go through heavy security like you would in an airport. And get this. I had my pepper spray in my purse. Like, my really good stuff that didn't come cheap. And I was thinking If I tell them about it, they will take it away. So, I just buried it under all my stuff in my purse and sent it through the x-ray machine and totally made it through. I had no intention of using it in there or anything, but I didn't want to lose it. I'm still kind of surprised they didn't catch me though.
Ground Zero had a very sacred ambiance to it. It was so quiet in there. All you could hear was the waterfalls in the memorial of the buildings. It was gorgeous.
This is the new World Trade Center and the Survivor Tree. It was amazing to see what survived and what has come of the whole thing. The new building is beautiful and strong. I just stared at it.
After Ground Zero we walked a few blocks down to meet up with Liesl, a fellow blogger over at Fabulous Fashion. She took us to this little pub for lunch. I loved walking up the cobblestone streets and seeing the history in the buildings. Like I said a few posts ago, there is nothing like that in Utah. Liesl is such a doll. She was so warm and out going it was like she was our friend all along. It was great to sit and chat with her and hear about life in NYC.
Times Square was next on our list and even though we weren't there very long, it was awesome to see this iconic block of the city. Alissa showed us where the ball drops every New Year's Eve. I got to see the giant Coca Cola sign. All the signs really were just beautiful in their own electronic sort of way.
We tried finding the Empire State Building for longer than you would think it would take. And we never actually made it inside because we had to get to a dinner date with another blogger, but it was amazing to see towering over it's neighboring sky scrapers in the glow of the sunset.
The day in the city felt somewhat rushed. It's impossible to do NYC in a day, but I feel like I saw everything I wanted to. And I even experienced almost getting run over by a taxi. Really though, that was terrifying.