the today show!
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we had contemplated being complete tourists and going to see a taping of the today show and after telling some folks back home about this, we were totally talked into doing it and even promised to make signs to hold up for certain people! so yesterday we went down to where they taped the show and asked questions about what time to be there and what not. we were told people start to line up at 4:30/5am! hence why we had decided the night before to go to bed early. that didn't really work out so well, and we ended up with very little sleep. but who cares!? vacation is no time for sleep!
we rolled out of bed, threw on as many layers of clothing we could, and headed into the night to line up for the today show.
after the taping we grabbed breakfast at a cafe nearby and attempted to wake up. we took the subway south, and hung out by the water watching the statue of liberty. the remainder of the day was pretty somber as we spent it down by ground zero. over two years later and there's still a massive clean up going on. there's still a big hole in the earth, and a big hole in most people's hearts. make shift memorials still stood and crowds still gathered to view them. it all still felt very raw and real. just standing there you could see there was something missing from the city; you could feel it in the area.
later that night we headed out to see the empire state buildling and times square all lit up. we then decided to drown out the dreary day at o'lunney's pub in times square - great spot!