Sunday, 21 February 2010

In the head

So today we went daytripping down to NYC as I ordered tickets back in November to go into the crown of the Statue of Liberty. The tickets are hard to get hold of so therefore I decided to order well in advance. Its been lovely and sunny today, around 0 but not overly windy so queuing to get onto the boat (of course after the super search, airport style, where their badly calibrated sensors found 7 beep spots on JD in places where I know for sure he has no metal) and also enjoying the boat trip across on the top deck.

Anyway. Once on the island we got our special wrist bands, left all our belongings in a locker that was controlled by finger print (!) walked through another security area where we got puffed by air for some unknown reason. Then we started walking. 344 steps. Starting in a normal staircase, then it got narrower and narrower. At the end we walked up a spiral staircase not more than 60cm wide and not suitable for anyone above 1m80. The crown is tiny so it was crowded with 5 others when we got there and the poor guy who works up there told us he has already been up and down 7 times by the time we got there. Impressive.

We forgot our camera at home so cant share any photos of us red and sweaty on top. Just picture it and we will leave it at that.

We did try to get lunch at Balthazar in SoHo but it was bunged and overbooked so not taking in anyone off the street. Ah well, we will have to book next time. It sure looked good!


Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a magnificent timw, 344 steps! You dont need to excersise for weeks. Lucky you.


Evova said...

Can still barely walk. Am unbelievably unfit.

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