Today was the first time that we both felt slightly worse for Wear. Which was understandable after a big birthday out in the sun. Still we had things we needed to do before our trip came to an end. While getting ready I purchased our tickets online for the One World Trade Center. This proved to be a massive time saver as when we arrived the line for tickets was round the building. Inside we had to queue, but it kept on moving. We did slightly regret not just paying to come in the morning we visited the 9/11 museum as the place was empty then.
I deliberately hadn’t told Becky anything about the experience so as to not spoil it for her. As we entered the busy elevator the magic began and most guests had their cameras out video parts of the video elevator walls that they could. The ear popping journey to the top got us up in double quick time. Here we filed into the auditorium and I nabbed us a position right at the front on the left of the room as you came in. After the video the great unveiling of the sunny Manhattan Skyline came as the pleasant surprise that I had hoped. By the time we reached the observation area though the scene began to cloud over. Had we been 20minutes earlier the view would have been very different. Still this is the nature of holidays. We enjoyed a relaxed wander around grabbing some photos. We shared a muffin before deciding to spend some time at the highest bar in Manhattan with a glass of wine each.
Soon it was time to go see Rich and Jen who were in the city after work. They had chosen a giant German Bier Haus for us to go to which was lots of fun. Becky and Jen both worked in fundraising and we chatted about our respective future plans. Becky and I shared a sausage platter as we hadn’t really eaten and the Stein’s were going down far too well! We probably could have stayed there all night, but time did eventually catch up with all of us. We headed back to Brooklyn for dinner, while Jen’s birthday weekend continued in Queens.