Tuesday, August 26, 2008

We went Sailing!

What a terrific Sunday we had! First we went to church, of course, then we were invited to go sailing with our friends Kurt and Cindy and their kids. What a blast we had. We went on their 38 foot sailboat. The boat was at the Liberty State Park Marina, and my hubby actually works at Liberty State Park. At first I was nervous...for the kids of course, and yes me too. I was nervous that the sailboat would tip. But Kurt and Cindy assured me that all will be well. We had such a blast, I can't tell you how refreshing it is being on the water with the wind blowing in your face, and hair. My hair was a mess, and I didn't even care. Becca loved the fact that she could sit all the way up front with the waves splashing on her. Davey was a little scared at first, but then got the hang of it. The kids all did great, and had a great time too. We sailed up the Hudson River, over to the East Side of Manhattan. We went under the Brooklyn Bridge, and past South Street Seaport...I use to work right there on Broad Street/Water Street. I saw my old office building, brought back many memories for me.....I don't miss working at all, I might add. But it was sad not seeing the World Trade Center, this has been the first time being back to Lower Manhattan and not seeing the WTC. We past Ellis Island, and then the Statue of Liberty. What a beautiful day it was, not a cloud in the sky! After about 6 hours or so, we went back to the Marina and docked, then we even BBQ'd hamburgers and hot dogs right there on the boat. Then for a special treat my hubby took us all to the Statue of Liberty. The guys at his work took us over on their private work boat, what a TREAT! We went over around 7:30pm, after hours, and had the whole place to ourselves, we even climbed the stairs to the crown, which has been closed now for many years! All in all the day was perfect, a good time was had by all...a good time with our friends!


Walking on Sunshine... said...

Very nice pictures! Glad you had fun.

The Crazy Bus said...

whoa! That is so awesome! Lucky! I love thepictures. Sounds like it was a great time. That's a very special memory.

Busy Mom in NJ said...

That's so great. Glad you had such a wonderful adventure. Enjoy your upcoming vacation!