_We're still in our first day in NYC and we have a number of things we really want to accomplish. I wrote about the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and arriving on Mahattan already, now I'll relay a little bit more... We have a very close friend here and getting together with Paul was paramount. I won’t get into what Paul does for a living but he has a very important job dealing with all the transportation in, around, and under “Ground Zero” and other locations around Manhattan. Now let’s get back to the present… We stepped onto Manhattan we immediately walked up to Ground Zero.
_With the re-construction flying out of the ground, we decided to walk the perimeter and view it from as many positions as possible. What an amazing sight and “site”. Unfortunately we couldn’t get into the just opened 9/11 Memorial but we sure made the best of seeing everything else. Everywhere we walked, we were looking up. No doubt, the New York skyline is a "Sky-line"...
_Right next to Ground Zero is the Financial Trade Center. If you will, notice the building from GZ coming through the glass dome of the FTC.
_After 22+ years, Louise and I finally had a chance to get together with Paul, and we met him in the lobby above. The 3 of us stayed in the city late that night and did a lot of catching up...oh ya, over a beer or two...
_Meeting with Paul, walking the GZ site, and our morning tours of Ellis and the "Lady", we made our way back to catch our water taxi and head "home".
_Waiting for our taxi we saw another "boat" heading out...and who knows where...