Tuesday, May 18, 2010

More NYC

Day Two in NYC began with a long, long line in Battery Park as we waited to board the ferry.

battery park

It's amazing to pull away from the city and see the incredible skyline.


We docked at Liberty Island, but decided to save some time and stay on board.


There was more to explore in the Financial District before heading further uptown.

Such as the New York Stock Exchange . .


The charging bull

charging bull

The Federal Hall at which George Washington was sworn in as President. I love history!

where GW was sworn in

The Trinity Church cemetery, in which many famous tombstones could be found, some dating all the way back to the 1700s!


We had worked up an appetite yet again, so we made our way to The Stand near the University.

Stand - Union Square

Everything we ordered was mouth-wateringly delicious! The Stand is most famous for its toasted marshmallow shakes, though. I can see why everyone raves about them! The maple almond was delicious, as well.

Stand - toasted marshmallow shake

It took a crazy amount of willpower to not finish my crabbie melt, but the coleslaw, sweet potato fries and frickles were vying for my attention, as well. Frickles = fried pickles = mmmmm.


And despite the fact that we'd just stuffed ourselves to the brim, we stopped at Levain Bakery in Upper West for "the best chocolate chip cookies in the world". We bought three and saved them for later when milk was readily available.

Levain - Upper West

They were the best we'd ever had.

levain bakery cookies

Oh, and we barely had time to sit down and take a pic in Central Park before we were back on the bus to D.C.

central park

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