Liberty, Freedom and the Pursuit of Shopping

After a hearty breakfast of bagels, croissant, muffins and coffee, we made our way to the very south of Manhattan Island to board the boat to take us to Liberty and Ellis Island. 

Although the weather seemed against us, the students coped admirably with the choppy waters and the regular spray on their face. The views of the Statue of Liberty however were astonishing – plenty of selfie opportunities. Even if Mr Copestake and Miss Devlin managed to get absolutely drenched by the rough waters of the Atlantic. 

From Liberty Island, we made our way to Ellis Island to visit the Immigration Museum. This was an interesting and informative visit for all. Alas, upon leaving the museum the weather had turned and we headed back to Manhattan under grey clouds and pouring rain. Still, enthusiasm was manintained with the prospect of lunch. A visit to the Oculous provid d a range of eating and shopping options, with everything from incredibly healthy salads, to pizza. 

After lunch, we had time in the 9/11 museum and the memorial grounds. And from there we went on to visit the New York Stock Exchange, right in the heart of Wall Street. 

After a quick stop at the hotel to freshen up, we made our way to Times Square for some shopping time, and dinner at Hard Rock Cafe. It’s been another long day and we’ve still got loads more to do tomorrow. The weather promises to be brighter and sunnier. So here’s hoping Miss Mitchell gets to enjoy the UN Building in the sun. She’s incredibly excited!