Last Minute Fun and start of a LONG trip home!

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ready for the last day out!

Me and Scott got up to take the train into Rutherford to bring the Pathfinder back to get all the luggage. I was running late of course, so we had to run thru the station (again) to make our connections...finally made it and we did take the time to eat a Dunkin' Donut in Rutherfored before heading back into Manhattan!

Driving into Manhattan is an experience...I though Scott was surely going to smack a few cars along the way, but it is really cool coming up out of Lincoln Tunnel into the middle of tall buildings and hustle and bustle that characterizes New York City! It's an exciting experience!

The students actually had all their stuff packed and down on the street waiting for us, so we loaded up and Scott checked out of the apartment. Scott and I drive back to Rutherford and the others head down to Battery Park for one more look at the Statue of Liberty.

Amanda, Rach and Brit

In Battery Park, there are always lots of street vendor selling everything from T shirts to paintings, and of course, the famous designer bag knock-offs! There are also street performers. We watched one troupe that performed acrobatics and comedy...interesting combo...

Everyone scattered at that point to see a few other spots before leaving. Me, Scott, Rach, David and Hannah explored SoHo, NYU and Washington Square. Near Washington Square, they had several blocks roped off for a street fair. There were booths selling everything from art to clothes and booths that sold food, from cannolli to shish-kabobs.

Well, it was time to say good bye to the Big Apple...everyone was sad, but at this point, ready to just be home....we did not know that it would take us 22 hours to get back!

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ready for the last day out!
ready for the last day out!
Amanda, Rach and Brit
Amanda, Rach and Brit
Yay!
Yay!
something smelled i think....
something smelled i think....
Ground Zero Station
Ground Zero Station
WWII Monument at Battery Park
WWII Monument at Battery Park
WWII Monument
WWII Monument
9/11 Monument at Battery Park. Thi…
9/11 Monument at Battery Park. Th…
um, trying to be the Statue of Lib…
um, trying to be the Statue of Li…
Josh, Amanda, David and Brit at Ba…
Josh, Amanda, David and Brit at B…
Rachel was on the phone when the s…
Rachel was on the phone when the …
street performer
street performer
they were strong!
they were strong!
street performers at Battery Park
street performers at Battery Park
Immigrant Memorial at Battery Park
Immigrant Memorial at Battery Park
the arch at Washington Square near…
the arch at Washington Square nea…
the bull at Wall Street
the bull at Wall Street
...and now with the girls...not re…
...and now with the girls...not r…
last train back...
last train back...
headed out! this is before Rachel …
headed out! this is before Rachel…
more on the way home..
more on the way home..
...when everyone was still in thei…
...when everyone was still in the…
going over a cool bridge in Delawa…
going over a cool bridge in Delaw…
Abby and Taylor Sunday AM, probabl…
Abby and Taylor Sunday AM, probab…
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