Most of the students left this morning at 6:00 A.M. to attend The Today Show. Rain cut the visit short, forcing the group to head back to the hotel around 7:30 A.M.
Kate Weiser added, “This morning was rainy but our enthusiasm showed through and we made the most of it.”
The group then toured lower Manhattan; with visits to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Wall Street, and the 9/11 Memorial. After the tours through Manhattan, the group split up in and around Chinatown and Little Italy.
Nicki Zeitzmann stated, “The Statue of Liberty was little compared to the skyscrapers we saw throughout the day!
The group then had time in the afternoon and evening to do specific planned activities. Students visited either the MET (Metropolitan Museum of Art), Madison Square Garden, or the 9/11 Museum.
In the evening, students either went on a “Big Bus Tour” through the city, the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, saw A Bronx Tale on Broadway, or visited the 9/11 Museum.
Alison Long, who went to Madame Tussauds, said, “The wax museum was amazing! The figures are so lifelike and I had no idea how tall John Wayne was. I also loved seeing Taylor Lautner’s figure because he was my crush in middle school.”
Kate Weiser stated, “The trip is coming to an end, but it is only making new beginnings for our futures ahead.”