We then disembarked and got to see Lady Liberty up close and personal...
...And because we made our reservations three months ago, we were able to snag Crown tickets which allowed us to climb the three hundred some odd stairs into Lady Liberty's head...
Stairs, Stairs, Stairs...
...and more stairs!
Finally we reached the top and into...
Her windows to the world! So Steampunk!
The best part about finally reaching the crown was that, for a whole ten minutes, we were the only people there! And believe me, that is saying something for a New York tourist attraction! Turns out that the Parks Department only allows 250 people a day to have crown access! It was indescribably special.
Me in the crown!
Not since 1916 has the torch been open, but you can see the old torch in the lobby on the pedestal.
I would like to tell you that I reenacted that scene in Splash where Deryl Hannah arrives nude from the ocean on to Liberty Island but... if I had it would have already been on the five o'clock news.
Anyway... Thanks Lady Liberty
You put tourists attractions back on the cool list!