Monday, July 13, 2009
We're spending our last couple of days visiting some of the sights here in Jersey. Yesterday, I took the kids and we drove up to see the first house I lived in as a child. It was fun seeing the neighborhood, remembering landmarks that were so important to me. Where I caught the school bus, the places my brothers and I used to play, the empty field at the end of the block where one of our neighbors planted his garden. It was such a treat to be able to ride in the back of his pick up truck all the way around the block, all the kids among the watering cans, rakes and shovels.
I even got to visit with our neighbor who still lives next door to our old house. She filled me in on all the news of the past 40 plus years. A few of the families we knew still live there.
Today, we braved the Jersey Turnpike and went to see the Statue of Liberty. We caught the ferry on the Jersey side and toured Ellis Island.
Tomorrow, we'll spend the day getting ready for the return trip to Colorado. Still lots of things to see on the way, and Dan will be meeting us part way! We're all getting a bit homesick, but are determined to enjoy the final week of our vacation.