One of my favorite days in NYC was visiting Lady Liberty via Staten Island Ferry. The best part??? This little outing was a freebie! Though, it was foggy and slightly sprinkling, it was a beautiful view of the city. Did I mention we purchased statue of liberty hats? Because we did. And I must say it was the best purchase of the trip (well, one of them!) No trip to Staten Island would be complete without the proper attire. Although, the trip was a lot of fun, it was humbling in the same. To be completely honest, I was a little hesitant to visit because I figured there would still be some signs of Hurricane Sandy… and I was right. While New York has done an excellent job at cleaning up and getting things up and going, there was definite signs of damage when arriving closer to the peninsula. It was an eerie feeling walking around and seeing street lights fallen over…statues destroyed…and windows replaced with wooden panels. Our hearts go out to all of those who were affected. Here are some of my favorite pics from our Staten Island day trip…enjoy!!