Been thinking a lot about Veteran’s Day this year and all those whom have served in one of the branches of our Armed Forces. This may be due to the craziness of the heated presidential election, but either way I have been feeling extremely thankful for those who had served as well as their families. I have also been thinking about some of the more patriotic and historical places I have been and how much they have touched me. I really enjoyed our visit to Fort McHenry, but there was something enormously special about the National Archives Building we visited during a trip to our National Capitol in Washington D.C. It was one of those experiences which I will never forget. Continue reading Feel the Power Still Present at the National Archives Bldg in D.C.
Located in Jersey City, NJ opposite of Ellis Island, Liberty State Park is bordered by water on three sides: on the north by the Morris Canal Big Basin and on the south and east by Upper New York Bay. As such, it offers daily ferries to Statue of Liberty National Monument, Ellis Island and Liberty Island. Check out their website for more info. Continue reading Statue of Liberty and Liberty State Park – NJ
I was planning our trip to New York and trying to find some cheaper things to see and do since NYC can be very expensive. With this in mind, I decided to look up some free Manhattan activities and events. Surprisingly I found quite a bit, but decided to only list the top ten things we are going to try to do depending on time. Enjoy, and let me know if you have a favorite. Continue reading The Top 10 Free Manhattan Activities on Our To-Do List