Cityscape: the Big Apple*

In June of 2002, husband Paul and I took a trip by car to New York City. We were attending my cousin’s wedding in Nova Scotia that month, so we settled on a plan to extend our vacation afterwards and to take in some of Maine and Massachusetts on our way to the Big Apple.

View of Manhattan Skyline on our Liberty Cruise Boat Tour

With our plan already in place when 9/11 happened, we thought about cancelling the U.S. leg of the trip, but ultimately decided to go anyway. No trouble to notice the absence of the Twin Towers in the photo above, as well as the absence of the new Freedom Tower.

I will never forget our visit to Ground Zero.

View of New York from the Empire State Building
Atop the Empire State Building

In retrospect, I’m glad we didn’t cancel. It was a memorable experience all around.

*Photo Challenge: Cityscape by Nancy Merrill Photography

24 thoughts on “Cityscape: the Big Apple*

  1. Hi Jennifer – we were only about 100 miles apart from each other when you made it down to NY! I’m glad you got a chance to visit and didn’t cancel, despite 9/11. I grew up in a NJ suburb of NYC and have been there many times. It’s definitely a place to visit, although I prefer living in more rural parts now!

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      1. It was, Jennifer, although it’s the most densely populated state in the U.S! But I grew up in an idyllic town and it didn’t seem that way to me. Now I enjoy a little less congestion, although we live in a suburban/rural development and the area is growing fast.

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  2. When I first saw this post, I thought you were on your way to Nova Scotia now and wondered how on earth you were going to be able to enter Canada, considering the Covid restrictions.
    And then I saw the actual date and your bio.
    Safe, sound, and happy. Congratulations!

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