Our first full day in New York City also happened to be Christmas Eve. Not that it felt like Christmas. Then again, how many Christmas Eve’s have we boarded a ferry to visit the Statue of Liberty? None!
It also didn’t help that on this particular day the heavens decided to open up, bucketing down upon the city. It was the only day it rained but being our first day, we managed to find a funny side to it… just!
Photographing anything outside that day was difficult (especially as I’d left my camera’s rain jacket at home…), however it did make for a beautiful backdrop for Manhattan.
The original plan after we climbed up what seemed like 1,000 stairs to the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, (although officially it says there were only 215), was to reward ourselves with Yum Cha in Chinatown, but given the squelching emanating from our shoes and how absolutely sodden most of our clothes were, the only thing we wanted was the comfort of our warm hotel room.
Hence the question on everyone’s lips as we made our way through the maze that is the New York City subway system was… “mum, how much longer?”