We rested for a few days at Texas. Then caught up with some relatives living nearby. Although farther to India than Europe we were able to spot more temples in The USA. Our short stay in TX ended just like that & we were off to the east cost for the final leg of our trip – we were off to a city that never sleeps!
With so many must see places and sight-seeing hotspots New York felt like a bundle of energy packed in a tiny space. Fortunately our stay in NY was long enough to visit the places we had planned to.
We arrived by late afternoon, and had tickets to the Top of the Rock. We spent some time loitering around Times Square, got educated at National Geographic Encounter and then went to the very top of Rockefeller Plaza for a spellbinding night view of Manhattan. The night had transformed the Square into an unrecognizable mush of advertisements and blinding show of light and sound!
Day two was a bit of a stretch since a part of it was spent traveling by boats. We went to see the symbol of American independence – The Statue of Liberty. We got immersed in selfies and photo-shoots for next few hours. We took the afternoon boat to Ennis islands and were quite surprised to see the amount of research gone into making the nice immigrant museum. The kids had a great time looking into well presented notes and documentaries.
We landed back in Liberty Island and spent a short time walking around Wall Street. This was followed by a long walk up the Brooklyn bridge and we ended the day at the stunning hub called Grand Central. We also had plans to go to individual buildings like Empire State, Flatiron, Chrysler & UN HQ but had to skip for lack of time & energy.