Sometimes the best laid plans get sidetracked like a New York train. Like how I meant to write the Day 3 post last night while waiting to see Stomp. Then I meant to write it on the bus ride back to the hotel. Then I meant to write it this morning on the way in to the city. But I was captivated by sights and sounds and sleepiness, so none of them happened. Sidetracked.
Friday was Day 3 of our trip, which found us feeling patriotic at Ellis Island and then the Statue of Liberty. Well, I felt patriotic. Sofia was mostly bored.
Still, we spent about three hours between the two places. We started at Liberty State Park in New Jersey, then caught one ferry to Ellis Island, and second to Ms Liberty, and a third back to the state park. We learned that Emma, unfortunately, inherited my tendency toward seasickness.
We had a late lunch at the Panera near our hotel, then rested for about an hour before getting ready for our evening in the city. We had tickets for Stomp, so the plan was the take a bus into the city and then a subway to the theater, catching dinner before the show. That kind of worked. Traffic made what should have been a half hour bus ride take well more than an hour, and then figuring out the subway system took more time than we thought it would. What was supposed to be a sit-down dinner turned into a slice of pizza and two cups of Ben and Jerry’s to go. It was still delicious, just not what we’d planned on. Sidetracked.
Stomp was amazing. Each of the artists was so talented, and they performed together with brilliant precision. A couple of the performers served as comic relief as well, and those were Sofia’s favorites.
Getting back to the hotel was easier than getting into the city, and least that trip. The bus was pretty full, and the guy sitting right next to me popped open a can of beer and proceeded to drink it like it was no big deal. Maybe it’s okay to drink alcohol on the bus? I don’t know. Soon enough we were back at the hotel and slumbering soundly.