Well we spent the day on Ellis Island and I’m feeling a little better about NY in general.
Anyplace that has ocean and a boat to take you out on it for $10 can’t be all bad. I spent some of the day by myself reading outside where I could smell the water and feel the breeze on my face. It was a beautiful day, just the right temperature, cool breeze, fabulous. The exhibits themselves were interesting, along with the movie. I never knew a lot of the stuff about the immigration laws and the changes they went through. We got back to Queens just before rush hour hit full force which was good because we saw on the news that the traffic was hell today. I never really thought much about all the scenes you see on TV about people discussing the best routes to take to get through town, but those discussions really happen, all the time. Wow, it’s an awful lot of work to live here. I’m finding that I’m not nearly as much of a city girl as I used to be. Give me the quiet of country life any day. I can always visit the city if I need to have some excitement. (Update 2013 – After several years of living in the suburbs, I moved into the city of Boston. I have found that I am indeed a city girl and that it’s just the driving that bothers me. So I gave up my car and went with public transport and I’ve been much happier since.)
Tomorrow is Chuck’s brother’s wedding. That should be interesting. I haven’t even decided what dress I’m wearing. Oh well, it will be one of the ones in my suitcase, I know that. Everything else is just sitting and trying not to offend anyone. I can usually manage that if I try really hard…. 🙂
That’s it for now. I’m really tired from the day. Too much sun I think. Gotta sleep soon.
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* This is part of an ongoing series of posts detailing what happened on a spiritual pilgrimage that I took in 2002. To start from the beginning, go to July 2, 2013. To see the entire journey as it gets published, click on the category “You Want Me To Do WHAT?!!?” to see all of the posts.