Monday, October 1, 2012

Anniversary Cruise to New England

 For our 43rd anniversary we headed to New England and a cruise.  First stop was NYC.  This was our first time there together and we hit the ground running...first stop Times Square.
 Rockafeller Center
 Grand Central Station
 Saturday before boarding the ship we got to go to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.  I got to check this off my bucket list as it was closed last time I was in NYC because it was just 3 weeks after 9-11
 I am pretty sure I was the only one there who had tears come to my eyes just being there
 My thought were with my grandma, Tryntje Barendregt, and thinking how she felt when she sailed into NYC to see this great lady welcoming her from her homeland, Holland.
 Grandma entered this great land with thousands of other here at Ellis Island
 Here is her name on the records
 I know Grandma was in this room as she started her new life in America.  I sure wish I would have talked to her about this great adventure.  She was a brave woman.
The view from our ship as we sailed off to Halifax, Nova Scotia....more pictures later!


  1. That is really neat. Family History is so cool.

  2. That had to be a special treat to be at a significant place in your grandmother's history.

  3. Wow, that is awesome!! I want to go now!