Yesterday we took a trip on the Staten Island Ferry. It is huge, free, and awesome.
Here is the view of Manhattan from Staten Island.
And here is George. If you look really really really closely at this picture, you can see the Statue of Liberty.
Staten Island is not particularly tourist-friendly. It's mostly residential, and after being in Manhattan it feels like you're way out in the country somewhere. We did find the SI museum, though. I got in for $5 and the kids were free. It is small, cheap, and awesome. Some of its' collection has been around for 130 years! They had a great selection of bugs, some fossils, an old diving suit, and a very nice lady who helped us.
Here is a bit of New York Harbor.
And here is George, pointing out the Statue of Liberty on the way back.
Here she is.
After we returned to Manhattan we bought some apples to eat and chased the birds for a while.