Usually, this would be a great photo to use when talking about immigration. But, I put it up for another reason. It looks like I will be able to see it in person if time permits. I received a call from my father yesterday. Those photos that I showed you earlier from Tony Bennett's birthday party/charity auction were actually an early birthday for the crooner. Dad called to ask if I could get free from Aug. 2nd to Aug. 5th for a trip to New York City for Tony's real birthday party. This morning, I received confirmation on the vacation days that I put in for last night. So... I'm heading to New York City.
Now, I've been to the state of New York before. It was the furthest East that I've ever been. Oddly enough, it was for another event. I traveled with my friends Daniel Black and Jim Jerome to Syracuse for Jim's wedding. Prior to the wedding, we decided to hike to the highest point in the state (Mt. Marcy) and my legs were really sore from that. It was during that trip that I discovered how bad my eyes were. We also spent a day walking around Albany taking some odd photos. I'm sure that I have a bunch around here but then again, it was me taking the shots (I've always been better behind the camera than in front of it.)
So now, I'll be seeing the big city that I missed during that trip. So, I confirmed it with Dad this morning and he let me know that it looks like both my brothers Matt and Michael are going to make the trip. I then asked him, "Do you think we could visit 'Ground Zero?" The odd response back floored me, "Sure, we'll see if we can find a piece of the plane for you." I'm worried that he was serious.