Gigi and I boarding our ferry!
Here I am with some of New York city behind me!
This is the Great Hall in the Ellis Island main building where some 12 million immigrants were processed from 1892-1954.
Gigi and I at the Statue of Liberty!
Hi guys! Today I drove with Gigi on the New Jersey Turnpike to Liberty State Park! We took the Circleline Ferry to Ellis Island and then to the lady of liberty herself! Surprisingly, Ellis Island was the highlight of the trip. The museum and information in that building was amazing! I LOVED the photos taken of the immigrants when they arrived. They are in their traditional grab which I find fascinating! The photos were my favourite, they were well taken and some of their eyes are just hauntingly real! My Mum says that on her side of the family my grandfather's great grandfather came through Ellis Island. They were Irish that fled the great Potato famine. So this is part of my family history!
I liked this quote (for you Kris): I saw this man coming forward and he was beautiful. I didn't know he was my father...later on I realised why he looked so familiar to me. He looked exactly like I did....but that’s when I met him for the first time and I fell in love with him and he with me-Katherine Beychok, Russian Jewish Immigrant, 1910, interviewed 1985.