Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Staten Island Ferry Ride....

90 - ride the Staten Island Ferry...done 4/29/12


For the record, I have never set foot on the Staten Island Ferry until I added it to my list of celebrations.  I added it because I love being on the water.  Even for the 30 minute ferry ride between Staten Island & Manhattan, this ride will be a wonderful celebration.

Joining me today is my best bud Raul.  He & I had gone to Staten Island for pizza.  He choose Denino's...see the previous blog for that celebration.  And then we spent time at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center.  After spending this wonderful afternoon in Staten Island, it was time to head to the ferry. 

Before getting on the ferry, we stopped at the 911 Memorial.  It's sad we need this, but I have to admit this memorial is done in a tasteful way.  Lots of respect & love went into it.  It seemed only fitting we take a moment out during our day to see it.  How can you not? 






Now it's time to go to the ferry.....but not before getting some pictures around the ferry station...


I love this shot with a view of Manhattan in the background...


On the ferry...



A view from the ferry window...

The Statue of Liberty...

Coming into the Manhattan station I was able to get this great shot of the new Freedom Tower which is the tallest building in NYC...

I love the view of the NYC buildings...

Once in Mahattan, we debated on what to do.  It's odd...I was having so much fun in Staten Island that I really didn't want to do much in NYC.  However, I did want ice cream & yes, Mister Softee was there to offer my favorite....vanilla cone with colored sprinkles...

So we walked around & ended up at the South Street Seaport.  I don't remember the last time I was there.  Lots of people.  Very crowded.  I hate the crowds.  I try to avoid it because I hate bumping into people.  But welcome to NYC!  It happens.

We ended up just walking around the Seaport really quick.  I think even Raul missing Staten Island.  So one quick pic at the Seaport...me with the Brooklyn Bridge behind me...

On the way back to the ferry, we stumbled upon this old school Police truck.  It was parked out in front of the Police Museum...no really....there is in fact an actual Police Museum in NYC!  I might have to add that to my list of celebrations.  In the meantime, here is a shot of the truck...

Once back on the ferry going back to Staten Island, we ventured outside on the back deck.  I love the view of Manhattan in the background...

I love this shot....


The Verrazano Bridge in the distance...the only way to get from Brooklyn to Staten Island...
 


Arriving at the Staten Island side...

And thus ends my very first ride on Staten Island Ferry.  For the record, the ferry ride is free in either direction.  There used to be a charge, but it was done away with in 1997.

And for the record, I can't wait to go back to Staten Island!  I had a lot of fun at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & would love to go back to see it all.

So this makes my 23rd celebration done.  17 remain.
I will turn 41 before this mission is completed & that's fine.  I'm still enjoying these celebrations.

Who knew 40 was going to be a great adventure?

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE THAT SHOT TOO! thanks for bringing me up to date on the Freedom Tower and now NYC is hangin in there w/o me being around! The ferry looks fun/ glad you checked another off your list. PEACE
    Diane

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