"One of the greatest things in human life is the ability to make plans. Even if they never come true - the joy of anticipation is irrevocably yours. That way one can live many more than just one life."

Maria Trapp-The Story of the Trapp Family Singers - Ch. 12 p. 4

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

- St. Augustine

Sunday, May 8, 2011

The Lord's Day Vacation

What’s to say about our first full day of vacationing? Very full!

We got up early (6:30) because we are trying to adjust ourselves to losing 5 more hours. Went to the famous Greenwood Cemetery for a walk-about – a curious but interesting and enjoyable Lord’s Day morning activity. We worshipped at the Brooklyn Tabernacle and we’re pleased to have done so.

When Amy and I last were in NY we were not able to get some real New York pizza, which was a great disappointment to us. Today, however, we ate at [one of] the most famous pizza place in NY: Grimaldi’s Coal Fired Brick Oven Pizza. It was fantastic.

We went to Battery Park/Castle Clinton (a place that was used for receiving immigrants before Ellis Island, among other things). While at the park I had a chance to see “The Sphere,” which I initially mistook for bad art. More on the this later.

We walked back up to Trinity Church thinking we would make the Sunday Even-Song service, but it was not open, as we thought it would be. We walked two more blocks down to ground zero of the World Trade Center to at least say that we did, although there was not so much to see.

From there we went to the Irish Famine Memorial, which I was very glad to do because it tied today’s activity with what’s coming tomorrow.

We finished with, ice cream from the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory and a stroll through Brooklyn Heights to see the old beautiful homes.

A quick subway (which we had been riding around all day in) back to the home we are staying in (Hillary is very nice and has shown us good hospitality). Early to be, and early to rise for more adventure and exhausting fun!

Amy will add more, and of course pictures (they are downloading from her camera now) as she can. I’ll add more details later.


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