Empire State Building

After staying out all night on Broadway, my husband and I planned a late start on Saturday. There were two main objections for the day: see the Empire State Building and go on a boat tour to see the Statue of Liberty.

We stopped for breakfast on our walk to the Empire State Building, and once we were done eating, we moseyed on over. We walked down 34th Street past Macy’s, which took up the whole block. Did you know Toys R Us is still around? All the ones by us are closed, so we assumed they all were.

We were massively early for our tour, but we wanted to know where we were going. My husband and I decided to kill some time at Macy’s. We headed a few blocks back just to find out that Macy’s didn’t open until 10. I looked at my phone and saw that it was only 9:30. So we went with plan B.

Plan B was to hang out at Herald Square for a while and relax. So we found a quiet table and my husband read while I played Pokemon Go. After sitting there for awhile I decided to check and see what the wait time was and it said that it could have been up to an hour. 

We headed back to the Empire State Building and the line outside was huge. It moved fairly quickly, so we found our place at the end of it. Actually, it moved too quickly and before we knew it, we were at the front of the line. It was barely 10 am, and our tickets were for 10:30. So we hopped out of line and headed for the back again.

While we waited in line again, we decided that we would show our ticket to the person at the door and see if it was ok to go in early. It became our turn and they let us in early. After making it through security and scanning our tickets, we followed the crowd through the museum.

We eventually made it up to the 80th floor where we saw many photos of all the celebrities that were there. We even got to meet King Kong!

After meeting King Kong, we took another elevator up to the 86th floor which is where the observation deck is. We couldn’t have asked for a nicer day to be up that high in the sky. I captured photos from every direction, and we could even see the Stature of Liberty from the Empire State Building. Which was pretty cool.

Tomorrow, I’ll blog about the boat tour. Spoiler, it didn’t go as expected. 

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I'm a photographer, blogger, and fiction writer.

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