|It is 8:00 a.m. and we are on our way to Fourth Cliff Rec Area in Humarock, MA. We stayed at a KOA campground in Newburgh, NY on June 15 and 16.
Yesterday we were able to get on a tour of New York City, and WOW what a trip. The bus picked us up at the campground at 7:30 and it was about a two hour drive into New York City. We went through the Lincoln Tunnel and the car traffic was bumper to bumper and moving at a snail’s pace. They have a bus lane for the commuter buses and our bus was able to go in that, so it did not take us long to get through.
Our first stop was at Battery Park where we got on the ferry going to Liberty Island where, of course, the Statue of Liberty stands. She looks just like she does in all the pictures, but so much more amazing in real life. We got off the ferry and walked around the statue and took some pictures and then we got back on the ferry and went over to Ellis Island. Unfortunately, we could not get off at Ellis Island, I think for obvious reasons. We did get some pictures of the island, but then off we went back to Battery Park.
From there we went to the Empire State Building. That was interesting, but the view was really hazy. However, it was still pretty spectacular. After that we drove all around in the city and saw all the sites, e.g. Times Square, Madison Square Garden, etc. Then we went back to the campground. It was quite a busy and exhausting day, but we thoroughly enjoyed it and it was worth every penny of it to not have to do the driving ourselves.