Welcome Aboard! One perfect, sunny day during my Easter break, my cousins from Ireland came over to America. They wanted to see the Statue Of Liberty, Ellis Island,& The World Trade Center. My family and I decided that The Circle Line tour would be our best bet to cover all these requests. My mom told me the tour was going to be two hours, but what would happen if I got sea sick? But all I felt was the excitement and happiness in the crisp Hudson Waters.
Being a tourist in New York City was fun. Over the crackling microphone the tour director talked, history,scenery and some jokes in between. First we saw The Statue of Liberty.We had a really good view, the Statue of Liberty is 300 feet above the waters of New York Harbor.Nicknamed Lady Liberty, it was a gift from France to the United States in 1886, I thought it was 151 feet and 1 inch of the most incredible thing I have ever seen. We also saw Ellis Island, and although we didn’t tour the Immigration Museum you could almost feel the sense of bitter sweetness that the immigrants felt.
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Even though I was tired, my appetite was big. We went to the famous Umberto’s, where my cousins had their first ever taste of New York pizza.I knew it was a special dinner because I got to order soda. At the end of the day, I had a great day being a tourist and sharing my amazing New York with my Irish cousins.