Spring Break: day 4

It’s been good NYC.


As we loaded up our suitcases into the bus and got on our comfy clothes. I was a bit sad but more exhausted. Our only stop for the morning was Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. We went to Liberty Park and snapped some cool pictures of the morning skyline and waited in line for the boats to open up.


When we arrived at Ellis Island it was like stepping back in time. Millions of people arrived at this island to try and enter the United States. I walked through the museum with a heavy heart. It was cool to see all the art pieces and exhibits. I learned a lot and most of it was a little heartbreaking.

Something that was not heartbreaking was the CHEESE BURGER I had. It was the most delicious thing ever. It had a burger, bacon and an onion ring (you can’t get more American that that). The burger broke the bank but it was one of the best things I’ve ever eaten.

After not enough time on the island, we headed over to the Statue of Liberty. I don’t want to sound ungrateful to see such a beautiful landmark but two hours was way too much time. I would have been fine with about 15 minutes. I’ve grown up in the Black Hills right next to Mt. Rushmore. National monuments are in my blood. I think the same thing about Rushmore, all you have to do is look at it in person, take a picture and you’re done.

After the hours were up we headed back to the bus and started the 30-hour trip home. I can’t say how grateful I was to get off that bus. Trying to sleep on a charter bus is one of my least favorite things to do.

I loved the city and I will be back. That’s a guarantee.

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